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Tuesday, September 1
 

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you, industry members and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Rogue Ales & Spirits. 


Tuesday September 1, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209
 
Wednesday, September 2
 

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you, industry members and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Rogue Ales & Spirits. 


Wednesday September 2, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209

2:15pm

Shorts Block 9 - Animation
Limited Capacity seats available

Short Block includes:

WHITE OUT. A lone pilot is faced with isolation on a dark and cold world. 6m. DIR: Cable Hardin.  

SO IT GOES. A short story about the beauty that comes with the burdens of life. 1m. DIR: Alex Pope.   

THE IMPORTANCE OF LIOS.The story of a young earthworm longs to know his place in the world. 8m. DIR: Danielle Edwards.

A TALE OF MOMENTUM & INERTIA. A Rock Giant holds in his hands the fate of a small coastal village. Can he forgive and forget? 1m. DIR: Kameron Gates & Kirk Kelley. 

WATERSTOP. A man who runs a steam train meets a lonely girl at kiosk. 6m. DIR: Takashi Uchida.

BAIT AND SWITCH. A bully shark picks on a much smaller fish, but the small fish appears not to mind. 3m.  DIR: Pamela Mathues.  

ARIA FOR A COW. A bovine diva takes a farmer on a musical journey to show she is about more than just dairy products. 7m. DIR: Dan Lund.

CHEESE DOG: THE MOVIE. A disgruntled employee dreams big of success in this colorful fast food fantasy. 15m. DIR: Jamie Dwyer & Justin Ulloa.

T.P. A roll of toilet paper awakens, and is horrified to discover what fate has in store for his kind. 10m. DIR: Bob Blevins.  

NIETA.An incoming storm helps to transform a young girl's perspective of the world. 5m. DIR: Nicolas Villarreal. GOLDEN SHOT.Imagine the sun, by looking at a light bulb. 9m. DIR: Gokalp Gonen. 

Cheese Dog: The Movie (WP)
T.P.
Nieta (USP)
Golden Shot (USP)


Wednesday September 2, 2015 2:15pm - 4:15pm
Academy Theater 7818 SE Stark Portland , OR 97215

2:30pm

Clackamas Community College Shorts Block
Limited Capacity seats available

Clackamas Community College's Digitial Media Communications Advanced Filmmaking class partnered with the Portland Film Festival to screen some of their best student cinema projects from CCC. The Digital Media program at Clackamas is led by program director Andy Mingo and offers one of the most advanced film studies opportunities in the Northwest.

Shorts showing:

Insanity. WP - A man tries to find the solution in a life stuck on repeat.  Duration 6 minutes: Logan Cheshier

Staring at the Ceiling. WP -  A story about a deteriorating relationship. Duration: 9m. Director: Bradley Hill.

Knock Knock. 
WP. A young woman tracks down the man she is in love with. Duration: 5m. Director: Brittany Tilton

Rabada Family. 
WP. A young woman is hitchhiking and looking for adventure. She gets picked up by two members of a cult who invite her to stay with them. She is happy to discover this is the family she has been looking for. She then realizes, this is not the family she thought it was. Duration: 15m. Director: Brittany Tilton

Bardolph. 
WP. An ex-military officer loses everything to PTSD, but tries to conquer his demons by stopping a man committing "Stolen Valor." He struggles with his violent tendencies by handling the offender with civility. Duration: 8m. Director: T. Lwanga Lord

All the Young Dudes. WP. We've all been annoyed by someone at some point in our life. The question we face is whether to deal with the annoyance head on, or ignore the problem until it goes away. One man will discover that his inconsideration of other people will have life altering implications. Duration: 6m. Director: Cody Burrows

 
RUNTIME 44m



Wednesday September 2, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Living Room Theaters 341 SW 10th Ave Portland , OR 97205

4:45pm

Shorts Block 4 - Documentaries
Limited Capacity seats available

Short Block includes:

Tiny Out Loud (WP) - Stephanie Rond’s gender gouging art makes gender roles smaller and the art world’s accessibility larger. Director: Andrew Ina

Jasper's Garage (WP) - Eighteen year old engineer Jasper Edwards recycles junk into motorised racing machines. Director: Daniel Edwards

Heartwood: The Art of Humaira Abid - Reflecting on the experiences of womanhood, artist Humaira Abid creates wooden sculptures in exquisite detail. Director: Laila Kazmi

The Simple Gift of Walnut Grove - The 96-year-old son of a Danish immigrant reflects on the relationship with his father forged under harsh conditions in the American midwest. Director: John Richard

The Evolution of an Artist: Thom Jones - You may not always know where you’re going, but everything happens for a reason. Director: Craig Brooks

Living With Coyote - Coyotes quickly adapt to their surroundings, but have humans adapted to their wild neighbors? Director: Priya Shelly

Zoe (WP) - The story of a little girl who thinks big.

Skateboarding's First Wave (WP) - A look at the early days of skateboarding culture in Southern California, and the kids that would shape its role in the media and in society. Director: Don Burgess

Dolphin Lover - The true story of Malcolm Brenner and his summer love affair with Dolly the dolphin. Directors: Joey Daoud, Kareem Tabsch

RUNTIME 107m



Wednesday September 2, 2015 4:45pm - 6:45pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St Portland , OR 97202
  • Length in Mins 107

7:15pm

Shorts Block 1 - Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Charlie (WP)
A Reasonable Request (WP)
The Dynamic Double Standard (WP)
The Weight of Blood & Bones (WP)
MINIMUM WAGE (WP)
1500 Words (WP)
Hashtag (WP)
Greco Roman
Scratchers (WP)
We'll Find Something
Morgan Pickett's Charge (WP)
Dead Saturday


Wednesday September 2, 2015 7:15pm - 9:45pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St Portland , OR 97202

9:30pm

Shorts Block 8 - Animation
Limited Capacity seats available

LOVE IN THE TIME OF MARCH MADNESS. WP. Melissa Johnson, 6'4'' tall in 8th grade, was a basketball star. The film explores her misadventures in romance. USA 9m. DIR: Melissa Johnson.

AFTER THE END. WP. Sex, Drugs and Post-apocalyptic synth rock... Mankind is going out with a bang! England 11m. DIR: Sam Southward.

MANOMAN. USP. When Glen attends primal scream class, he releases something from deep within that knows no limits. UK 11m, DIR: Simon Cartwright.

TIME/SPACE RELATIONSHIPS. WP. An inventor in the future creates a Time/Space Portal to find the twin sister she lost to tragedy. USA 8m. DIR: Alba Garcia.

CAT KILLER.  WP. Rendered in stark black and white, Cat Killer is a nightmarish fable recalling stories of Edgar Allan Poe and imagery of German Expressionists. USA 10m. DIR: Jeff Dorer.

IOWA. What makes a relationship last? Remembering? Or forgetting? USA 6m. DIR: Alex Vietti.

NOWHERE.  WP.  A young girl overcame her bullied childhood and explores the positive side of her life. USA 3m. DIR: Cheng Lee.

DIRTY LAUNDRY DAY. When an average Joe lands a modern day magic lantern with unlimited wishes. USA 6m. DIR: Jamil Lahham.

HERITANCE.  WP. Something amiss with a father gone missing. USA 6m. DIR: Michael Entler.

EL MANO VS. JAPANESE ZOMBIE.  WP. It was a grave cursed by evil. It was a Zombie Grave! USA 3m. DIR: Kirt Burdick.  

DARK NOIR. USP. Vincent Black meets with an old man at a bar and agrees to track down a mysterious woman who stole his ideas years ago. UK 4m. DIR: Sarah Butterworth.

CAT BIRD COYOTE.  WP. Wild creatures trapped in an urban landscape struggle to remain free of human interference only to be pitted against each other. USA 3m. DIR: Amy Raasch.


RUNTIME 95m

 




Wednesday September 2, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
PNCA - Pacific NW College of Art 511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209
 
Thursday, September 3
 

10:45am

VIP Laika Tour
Limited Capacity seats available

Special event for VIP pass holders only. Limited to 10 people. Get a behind the scenes tour of the local animation studio, Laika, makers of Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. Preregistration


Thursday September 3, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you, industry members and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Rogue Ales & Spirits. 


Thursday September 3, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209

12:00pm

Studio Interview with Special Guest, Filmmaker Megan Griffiths
Limited Capacity seats available

One in a series of interviews where women filmmakers share with author Ryon Lane their passions and inspirations, personal film career origin stories, their view on the current state of film, how being a woman has played a role in their career, and advice for aspiring filmmakers. The collection of 13 interviews will be published as a book (working title: "A Fairer View of Hollywood").

Moderators
avatar for Alexandra Blatt

Alexandra Blatt

Director of Acting, Portland Film Festival
Alexandra is an actor, writer, and director currently living in Portland, OR. After receiving a BA in Acting from Columbia College Chicago, she move to NYC to study at the Actors Studio Drama School. For more info, please visit www.AlexandraBlatt.com. She's traveled a bunch, done... Read More →

Speakers
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Megan Griffiths

Megan Griffiths has been a director, writer and producer in the independent film community for over a decade. Her most recent film Lucky Them (starring Toni Collette, Thomas Haden Church, Oliver Platt and Johnny Depp) had its premiere at the 2013 Toronto Int’l Film Festival and... Read More →
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Ryon Lane

Founder, Origin Story
Ryon Lane is the founder of Origin Story, a platform (in development) designed to help filmmakers showcase their talent using short-form content (e.g., pitch trailers and short films), build an audience of fans using that work, and leverage community feedback to fund feature-length... Read More →


Thursday September 3, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Penthouse Rooftop Garden 1015 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209

2:00pm

Shorts Block 2 - Narrative
Limited Capacity seats available

Short Block includes:

Hursit - In Cappadocia, a boy realizes that the children can learn good values and tolerance while at the same time, hatred. Director: Selcen Yilmazoglu
In The Clouds - Man proposes. Love disposes. Director: Marcelo Mitnik
Cotton Candy
 - Ex-girlfriends can mess up your life. Director: Karol Kolodzinski
Last Base - Joachim is retiring from base-jumping to become a father, but first he will stop at nothing to pull off his last jump. Director: Aslak Danbolt
The Homecoming - Tienlu survives alone in a empty world, but visions of her ancestors keep her going. Director: Nadia Islas Cital
P.S. 432  - P.S. 432 tells the story of a NYC public school teacher who considers whether or not to cheat on behalf of his students on a high-stakes test. Director: Elizabeth Nichols

 

RUNTIME 96m



Thursday September 3, 2015 2:00pm - 4:30pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St Portland , OR 97202

4:15pm

Shorts Block 3 - Narrative on Family
Limited Capacity seats available

Short Block includes:

THE GIVING TREE. WP. A boy and a tree bond and grow apart over the years. USA 8m. DIR: Brian Brose.

THE SWIM INSTRUCTOR. WP. A swim instructor must unexpectedly spend an evening helping a boy find his parents. USA 14m. DIR: Dema Paxton Fofang.

THE WOLF WHO CAME TO DINNER. An eight-year-old horror fanatic attempts to expose her mom's new boyfriend as a monstrous werewolf. Canada 15m. DIR: Jem Garrard.

KITCHIKEWANA. WP. A vacationing teen meets an enigmatic young woman while on boat tour of Georgian Bay. Canada 11m. DIR: Jonathan Duder.

D. ASIAN. On a standardized test, a 4th grader is confronted with the complicated question: What race are you? USA 10m. DIR: Sarah Smith.

BLACK AND WHITE. WP. With differing philosophies of life and faith, grandma and granddaughter prepare for a celebration. Featuring Sally Kirkland. USA 12m. DIR: Ray Arthur Wang. 

THE CYCLE STARTS AND STOPS WITH YOU. WP. When their parents fight, children feel powerless. Physical and emotional violence can affect social interactions in the future. USA 3m. DIR: Janique Robillard.

A TREE IN THE SEA. A fisherman fishes illegally in a marine reserve to keep a promise he made 65 years earlier. United Arab Emirates 19m. DIR: Shahir Zag.

DOG BOWL. A girl stumbles upon her true nature after stealing the vest off of a service dog. USA 9m. DIR: Gordy Hoffman.

RUNTIME - 111m

 



Thursday September 3, 2015 4:15pm - 6:15pm
Academy Theater 7818 SE Stark Portland , OR 97215

4:55pm

Shorts Block 10 - Sci-Fi/Fantasy
Limited Capacity seats available

Shorts Block includes:

DUST. WP. A Tracker and an opportunistic peddler travel search for a cure to a plague threatening their city. 27m. DIR: Joshua Grier.  

THE SHAMAN. WP.  In 2204, in a world that has seen 73 years of war, a Shaman is sent on a mission to convert the soul of a battle colossus. 18m.  DIR: Marco Kalantari.  

XENOS. WP. A group of strangers wander to a rural town and are greeted with hostility by a local hunter.10m. DIR: Dana Johnson.  

COUNT. WP. Count sucks the blood of a partygoer who is high. 11m. DIR: Anthony Lopez.  

TEA FOR TWO. WP. When customers arrive at a British tea shop, more than a pot of tea and a slice of cake are dished up.16m. DIR: Mark Brennan.  

GEAR. PP. A young girl flees the city with the help of her only ally -- an broken down robot. 8m.  DIR: Narineh Hacopian.  


RUNTIME 108m




Thursday September 3, 2015 4:55pm - 7:25pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St Portland , OR 97202
 
Friday, September 4
 

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you, industry members and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Rogue Ales & Spirits. 

Friday September 4, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209

12:00pm

Shorts Block 5 - Documentary
Limited Capacity seats available

Shorts showing:

ELDER. In 1974, a Mormon missionary finds his world turned upside down when he falls in love with an Italian Communist man. USA, Italy 14m. DIR: Genéa Gaudet.

UNTOUCHABLE. WP. Bishnu reflects on the challenges and triumphs she experienced upon returning home to Nepal. USA 15m. DIR: Tim Kressin.

QUIET CULTURE. A documentary that explores the concept of rape culture and rape trauma in an effort to raise awareness and shed light on a societal issue that is too often overlooked. USA 8m. DIR: Cody Martin

POWGirls. Follow a group of 15-19 year old girls who concepted, wrote, filmed and edited two films in 30 hours. USA 4m. DIR: Seth Ring.

MYANMAR YEAR ZERO. USP. Sealed off from the world for 50 years, hopes for the exotic, troubled land of Burma are voiced by peace advocates. USA 12m, DIR: Carole Wilson.

DEAR GUARDIANS. A love letter to the Guardians of The Temple at the yearly Burning Man gathering in Black Rock City. Canada 8m. DIR: Ian MacKenzie.

DENALI. There's no easy way to say goodbye to a friend who has supported you through your darkest times. USA 8m. DIR: Ben Moon.

CHAROK. WP. Devotees endure extreme physical pain to please the Hindu god, Shiva. India 4m. DIR: Shayok Mukhopadhyay.

RODEO DOG. WP. A ranching family from central Oregon goes on the rodeo circuit with their bull wrangling dog Jake. USA 14m. DIR: Rebecca Hynes.

BOXEADORA. One woman defies Castro’s ban on female boxing to follow her dreams of Olympic glory & become Cuba’s first female boxer. USA 16m. DIR: Meg Smaker.


RUNTIME: 103 m




Friday September 4, 2015 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Academy Theater 7818 SE Stark Portland , OR 97215

10:30pm

Shorts Block 6 - Relationships
Limited Capacity seats available

Shorts included are:

NEVER COOL. WP. A very short film that demonstrates a fundamental lesson of life. Billy D. Williams narrates. USA 2m. DIR: Benzo Theodore.

AUDREY. WP. AAudrey meets a man with a lot of the same interests; she shares her fears and reasons for being isolated. USA 10m. DIR: Habib Habib. 

IGNATIUS. WP. A'I think we should see other ppl' … what would you text back? USA 9m. DIR: Kyla Ledes.

LOVE IN A DISABLED TOILET. USP. Dana is having a terrible night, and that's before she gets stuck in a disabled toilet with the guy who broke her heart and his new girlfriend. Australia 11m. DIR: Jess Black.

RAG DOLL Inspired by a true story, Rag Doll is an edgy short film about a woman married to a gay man. USA 9m. DIR: Zena Dell Lowe.

ACE. WP. Kate is looking for guidance from adults but gets it from the young girl she babysits. USA 7m. DIR: Prudence Vindin.

THE BLIND DATE. Daryl and Joe were set up on a blind date. They were told there'd be one stripper one hot mom. USA 6m. DIR: Joe Towne.

ARTIFICIAL SWEETENER. WP. A paranoid girl thinks a young man is going to shoot all the oblivious patrons of a coffee shop. USA 8m. DIR: Danny Simonzad.

NO BREATH PLAY. WP. A young woman struggles to free herself when an experiment with BDSM leaves her bound and alone in her home. Canada 14m. DIR: Stacey Ashworth.

YOUR HANDS. Iris puts a brave face on a break-up, but letting go is a trip. USA 11m. DIR: Georgia King.

THE BENEFITS OF GUSBANDRY.  WP. USA 10m. DIR: Alicia J. Rose.

Total run time: 104m




Friday September 4, 2015 10:30pm - Saturday September 5, 2015 12:30am
Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan Portland, OR 97219
 
Saturday, September 5
 

10:00am

Dennis Nyback's Historic Film Tour of Portland
Limited Capacity seats available

Join Portland curator and verified film nut Dennis Nyback for one-of-a-kind downtown walking tour of some of the key sites that have played a significant role in the city's film history. Through the tour, we'll stroll through nearly 100 years of motion pictures in the Rose City, from the early wild film scene in the '10s and '20s to our modern era.


Saturday September 5, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209

11:00am

Filmmakers Lounge
Limited Capacity seats available

Filmmakers - this one is just for you, industry members and festival VIPs. While you're in town, come check out the Filmmakers Lounge. It's your place to relax, enjoy FREE WIFI, snacks, drinks and a few surprises. Free lunch will be served daily at noon.

Sponsored by Pro Photo Supply and Rogue Ales & Spirits


Saturday September 5, 2015 11:00am - 5:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209

11:30am

Shorts Block 7 - Student
Limited Capacity seats available

Shorts showing:

 

PHYS-ED. WP. Day in and day out Slater does his best to explain himself. USA 2m. DIR: Noah Malone.

D IS FOR DREAM: A Portrait of Detroit. D is for Dream explores the issues of race, art, and Detroit's future. USA 7m. DIR: Scott Swanson.

FACETS. WP. A film about different facets of a girl. Canada 3m. DIR: Huifang Tan.

FOODFELLAS. WP.  A small-time fry cook is taken under the wing of a big-time fast food chain owner. USA 13m. DIR: Jacqueline (Cookie) Walukas.

CASEY AND THE DEATH POOL. Casey's underground death pool at Riverglen Retirement Community is threatened with the arrival of new resident Dorinda. USA 20m. DIR: Margaret Anderson.

JUNIPER. WP. Annabelle, an unhappy city girl, goes to seek inner meaning and human connection at a hippie retreat in the woods. USA 21m. DIR: Hannah McDonald.

THE WING. WP. After being forced into treatment for being different, Christopher tries to escape the mad house. USA 14m. DIR: Assaad Yacoub.

THE WALKER. A little old lady devises an inventive way to cope with the fast-paced and less-than-considerate world around her. USA 4m. DIR: Heather Collins.

THE BACKYARD HABITAT. We visit a Portland Certified Backyard Habitat, and learn how homeowners try to save the world, one yard at a time. USA 6m. DIR: Jules Walters.

THE SCHWARTZ TEST. Stuck at a party with his friend, Sam decides to approach his crush and ask her out. But other party guests and Sam's own neurosis get in the way. USA 10m. DIR: Josh Yunis.

 

RUNTIME 100m

 




Saturday September 5, 2015 11:30am - 1:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214

12:00pm

PDX 48 Hour Film Project: What A Long Strange Trip It's Been. Highlights from Portland and Baltimore 2006 - 2013
Limited Capacity seats available

This special presentation is brought to you by joint partnership between the Portland 48 Hour Film Project and the Baltimore 48 Hour Film Project.  This screening features some of Portland’s best loved entries from 2007 to the present day as well as several winning films from the Baltimore 48HFP presented here for the first time outside of Charm City.  In honor of Zombie Day, we have included a couple of amusing zombie movie blasts from the past (from both cities). We also have an example of the short-lived  48HFP “stoner film” genre by longtime Portland 48 Hour filmmaking team, The Knight Crew.  Also, included is “Angel of the Odd”, which was created for a Baltimore 48HFP event that commemorated the bicentennial of EA Poe’s birth and stars Rob Hatch    


PORTLAND  48HFP

“Take The Money and Run”    (2012 PDX 48HFP Winner)

“Specimen #10” by Professor Bigfoot (Runner Up, Audience Choice PDX 48HFP 2013)

“Running Past The Finish” by 2444 Films  (PDX 48HFP 48 Zombie Film, Audience Choice 2013)

“Jive Genie” by Man vs. Film (PDX 48HFP Audience Choice, Runner Up, PDX 48HFP 2012)

“Swingset” by Rodney Dangerfilms (Audience Choice, Runner Up, PDX 48HFP, 20111)

“Double Jointed” by Knight Crew (Audience Choice, Stoner Film, PDX 48HFP 2009)

“Mr. Merryweather’s Magical Meth Lab by Kobra Kommander (PDX 48HFP winner 2009)

“Bear & Back” by Cinema Queso (Audience Choice, Runner Up PDX 48HFP 2009)

“Jesus vs. Zombies” by Random Reel  (PDX 48HFP 2009)

“Arbor Day’ by Cinema Syndicate (Winner PDX 48HFP 2007)


BALTIMORE 48HFP

“Beauty by Freida” by EMP Collective (2014 Baltimore 48HFP Winner)

“Cordially Invited” by Three Dudes With A Movie Camera ( 2013 Baltimore 48HFP Winner) “Old Bay” by DC Dogs (Baltimore 2012 Winner)

“Cranberries” by Birdface (Baltimore 48HFP Audience Choice 2013, Zombie Film)

“Angel of the Odd” by Rob Parrish w/ Rob Hatch (EA Poe 48HFP, Baltimore, 2009)


Saturday September 5, 2015 12:00pm - 1:45pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St Portland , OR 97202

12:00pm

Shorts Block 13 - Experimental
Limited Capacity seats available

Shorts Block includes:

FOREST BORN. WP. A man hikes into a dreamlike forest where he finds communion, terror, and the possibility of new life. 22m. DIR: Josh Peterson.  

 

ELEGY. WP. Assaulted by raging elements, a lone wanderer treks toward a mysterious doorway. 4m. DIR: Nicholas Livanos.  

 

PRIMROSE. An unlikely love story set along Kenai Lake in Alaska. 5m. DIR: Clara Aranovich. 

 

NO BIRDS SING. WP. An injured knight returns to 21st century London. 6m. DIR: Harriet Macdonald.  

 

FOR THE GREATER GOOD. WP. When three people are called before The Better Earth Program, they learn sacrifices must be made. 8m. DIR: Michael Gavino.

 

ADVANCED DOODLING. A day-glo stop motion confection that blurs the line between art and art-making.10m. Mike Cantor. 

 

FIXING PUPPIES. WP. A man tries to clear his conscience by turning in a prized possession. The final moments of another man's life are chronicled at a public swimming pool. 15m.  DIR: Miles O’Neil.  

 

THE SYMPATHIST. WP. When feeling too much for others becomes unbearable, a young man seeks help. 18m. DIR: Benjamin Font.  

 

FRIDGE. USP. The apartment is frozen. It's hot outside. Hugo is lukewarm.18m DIR: Fernando Moreira

 

CHICKENHEAD. WP. Delusions are put through the filters of bad television and absurdist theater. 15m. DIR: Aaron Johnson.

 

Runtime 122 min




Saturday September 5, 2015 12:00pm - 2:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214
 
Sunday, September 6
 

12:15pm

Shorts Block 14 - Director's Picks
Limited Capacity seats available

SHORTS included:

Time/Space Reflections. An inventor in the future who loses her twin sister tragically, creates a dimensional portal to try to find her. The portal opens. They see each other for the first time, there is happiness, and jubilation. But soon they discovered that crossing the portal means death. 9m.  Director: Alba E Garcia Rivas

El Camino Solo. A successful business man doesn’t have time for anyone, not even his own family. That changes when his car runs out of gas on a desert highway in the middle of nowhere. Overcome by anger, he pitches his phone into the distance and tries in vain to get the occasional passerby to stop and help but no one will. Finally, at the end of his rope, a family of migrant workers stops for him but without a common language, he must learn to trust the kindness of strangers. 12m. Director: Shawn Telford.

The Return of Bug Eyed Bill. WP. "Young Billy and his mom, Susan, have hit hard times, each coping a little differently, until the infamous space outlaw Bug Eyed Bill storms into their world.". 6m. Director: Michael Parisien

Future Perfect. Xia, an English-as-a-Second-Language student and writer studying in New York, struggles with language. He lies to his parents about his goals, misses his classes and jeopardizes his student visa. When his former teacher invites him to a book reading in Brooklyn during class time, Xia has to choose between his passion and his obligations. His choice teaches him some sad realities about the ESL system, and the teacher he wanted to call a ‘friend.’ 14m. Director: Liam Billingham

Make Like a Dog. NWP. Frustrated and infertile, Stanley and Elvira go to pull their relationship out of the dog house. 11m. Director: Marshall Allman

Amends. WP. Two engaged lovers experience an unraveling from opposing views on smart phone etiquette. 10m. Director: Hunter Hampton



Sunday September 6, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Laurelhurst Theater 2735 E Burnside St Portland, OR 97214