Celebrate cinema in Portland, Oregon. Watch over 200 independent films, attend over 75 workshops, networking events, parties, classes and more. Spread across 12+ venues. Buy tickets, merchandise and more at our Festival HQ located at 1139 NW Couch Street—just a block from Powells Books. September 1-7. #PDXFF15

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Tuesday, September 1


Filmmakers & VIP Welcome Reception
Limited Capacity seats available

This is the opportunity for Filmmakers & VIPs to meet, network and enjoy a special time before the festival kicks off.

Not open to the general public. Filmmakers, VIP and Industry passholders only. 

Tuesday September 1, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209


Opening Night After-Party - Celebrate Portland Style!
Limited Capacity seats available

Come join us as we celebrate all that makes Portland a unique and wonderful place for filmmakers and viewers alike. Spend the evening being entertained by diverse local talent, tasty film themed treats and kick off the beginning of the 3rd annual Portland Film Festival.

Walk the 20' red carpet and enjoy food and beverages hosted by Koerner Camera Systems and Rogue Ales & Spirits. 

Tuesday September 1, 2015 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Cine Rent West 2580 NW Upshur St, Portland, OR 97210
Wednesday, September 2


Women in Film - Networking
Limited Capacity seats available

Networking with members of Women in Film and other industry professionals

Wednesday September 2, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
PNCA - Pacific NW College of Art 511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209


After Party - Ground Kontrol
Limited Capacity seats available

What's better than ending a day of movie watching with friends? Ending a day of movie watching with friends at an arcade! Bring your quarters (or buy them there!) and enjoy Ground Kontrol's TRONix. TRONix is Ground Kontrol’s electronic music weekly, featuring a host of talented performers and DJs spanning the vast soundscape of electronica.

Ground Kontrol is the West Coast’s premier classic arcade. They preserve and celebrate video gaming’s “golden age” by operating over 60 classic video games and 27 pinball machines. They feature a full-service bar, so no kids at this arcade. All attendees need to be 21+ over.

Wednesday September 2, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Ground Kontrol 511 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209
Thursday, September 3


Network with IATSE & the Oregon Media Production Association
Limited Capacity seats available

Free event. Come network with two of Oregon's largest film and theatrical trade organizations in a penthouse rooftop garden located in NW Portland.

Sponsored by IATSE & the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA).

Thursday September 3, 2015 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Penthouse Rooftop Garden 1015 NW 11th Ave Portland, OR 97209


NW Documentary Networking Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Free event. Networking with documentary filmmakers. Sponsored by NW Documentary.

Thursday September 3, 2015 6:30pm - 7:30pm
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209


After Party - Jack Knife Bar
Limited Capacity seats available

Free to attend. Cash bar and food. Join us as we check out the owners of Digapony and Bye and Bye's latest endeavour, the Jack Knife Bar. Cool bar in the heart of Downtown Portland.

The After-Party is sponsored by WeWork.

WeWork is the platform for creators.  We provide everything companies need to create their life’s work, including space, community, and discounts on services. We offer beautiful work spaces in over 30 locations around the world, and will be opening our first location in Portland in the U.S. Custom House November 1st!  Our 30,000 members collaborate both in-person at our local events and via our digital app that lets them connect and work virtually. We are pre selling space now, please sign up for a tour or email elton@wework.com to secure your ideal space now!

Thursday September 3, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Jack Knife Bar SW 11th & Alder, Portland, OR 97205
Friday, September 4


Willamette Writers Networking Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Free to attend. Do you write for the movies - or want to, or just want to peek at some industry insiders? Join screenwriters, directors, authors, and readers in Portland's oldest and biggest library to network.

Sponsored by Willamette Writers Group. 

Friday September 4, 2015 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Central Library 801 SW 10th Ave Portland, OR 97205


SAG/AFTRA Networking Event
Limited Capacity seats available

Network with other acting professionals.

Sponsored by SAG AFTRA.

Friday September 4, 2015 6:00pm - 7:00pm
PNCA - Pacific NW College of Art 511 NW Broadway Portland, OR 97209


After Party - St. John's Beer Porch
Limited Capacity seats available

Wrap up the day at the food truck complex in the historic St. Johns neighborhood, the St. Johns Beer Porch.  It has been a popular and affordable watering hole for over four years, and serves a nice variety of local micro-brewed beers and ciders, plus wine. The Chowdah, Thai Food, Falafel and Potato Potahto food trucks will extend their normal hours for our culinary enjoyment. Funky Portland decor, a fire pit, lots of outdoor covered seating add to the fun! Just west on N Lombard St. about 2 miles from Columbia Pool.

Free to attend. Cash bar and food.

Friday September 4, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
St. John's Beer Porch 7316 N Lombard St, Portland OR 97203 972
Saturday, September 5


Booze & Schmooze with Portland Film & Video Networking
Filmmaker networking with Portland Film & Video Meetup.

Saturday September 5, 2015 4:00pm - 5:45pm
Mission Theater 1624 NW Glisan Portland, OR 97219


After Party - Yur's Bar & Grill
Limited Capacity seats available

Grab your friends and head over to Yur's Bar & Grill for tonight's After Party!
Yur's has friendly, welcoming staff and a sociable, diverse crowd. It's a great place to bring friends, relax, and have a few drinks, or come and make some new friends. Enjoy expertly crafted drinks at a great price with good, hearty bar food. Join us at one of the best (and cleanest!) dive bars Portland has to offer.

Free to attend. Cash bar and food.

Saturday September 5, 2015 9:30pm - 11:30pm
Yur's Bar & Grill 717 NW 16th Ave, Portland OR 97209


Rocky Horror Picture Show
Limited Capacity seats available

A newly engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must pay a call to the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. USA 100m. DIR: Jim Sharman.

Remember this is an interactive show. The Rocky Horror Picture Show is hosted by the Clinton Street Cabaret. They start the evening out with a pre-show that includes virgin games, and they perform live as the movie plays on the screen behind them. This can be a rowdy, raunchy Rocky experience. Think South Park without anything bleeped out. And while the cast itself has certain rules and guidelines under which it operates, we cannot control and would not want to censor the conduct or speech of audience members.

11:30pm doors open
midnight the pre-show starts
12:40 movie starts depending on how many virgins are in the crowd. 

Saturday September 5, 2015 11:30pm - Sunday September 6, 2015 11:30pm
Clinton Street Theater 2522 SE Clinton St Portland , OR 97202
Sunday, September 6


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.

Sunday September 6, 2015 10:00am - 11:00am
#PDXFF15 Headquarters 1139 NW Couch St Portland, OR 97209


Awards Ceremony & Closing Night After-Party
Limited Capacity seats available

Our Awards Ceremony & Closing Night After-Party is being hosted at BodyVox (1201 Northwest 17th Avenue).

Life is Full of Gray Areas - our tribute to Black & White movies
What is your favorite black and white movie? As we prepare for the Portland Film Festival's "Martini Shot" for the 2015 season we give a nod to the Black & White film era & genre. Join in the fun by being a part of the decor by dressing in black & white, taste the black & white hors d'oeuvres, enjoy your very own black "martini shot" and dance the night away to amazing music.

Walk the 20' red carpet and enjoy hosted drinks and food by Rogue Ales & Spirits. 

Sunday September 6, 2015 9:00pm - 11:30pm
Body Vox 1201 NW 17th Ave Portland, OR 97209
Monday, September 7


Zombie Day Wrap Party at Green Dragon Bistro and Pub
Limited Capacity seats available

Let's celebrate everything Zombie and watch a cult classic zombie movie on a big screen outdoors with bands, music and beer. Thanks to the fine Rogue Ales & Spirits, we can party in one of the coolest locations in Portland.

Limited entry. Get there early. We're taking over the block and screening an outdoor movie. 

Monday September 7, 2015 8:30pm - 11:30pm
Green Dragon Bistro and Pub 928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR 97214