The 10th annual festival, which begins October 11, will also feature virtual films; make plans now.
The Lloyd Center has found another temporary tenant as the Portland Film Festival plans to hold its in-person events at the Northeast Portland Mall space, as well as continuing to present virtual screenings – at beat of over 400 independent films from around the world. world.
Festival Tickets and Passes, Oct. 11-Oct. 27, went on sale at pdxff.com. Virtual screenings are running through November 27 at portlandfilm.org. Plus, Comcast subscribers with an X1 Voice Remote or Flex streaming service will have easy, free access to a movie collection.
The Portland Film Festival, presented by Comcast, turns 10, and organizers looked at the East Wing of the Lloyd Center and thought it would be perfect for screenings, discussions with directors, networking events and educational workshops.
“We started the festival 10 years ago to bring together diverse independent voices in Portland,” said PFF Founder and Executive Director Josh Leake. “I am so proud and grateful to our volunteers and our partnership with Comcast who have helped make this one of Oregon’s biggest film festivals.
“Indie voices are extremely vital to our culture and need support now more than ever. We’re thrilled to be back in person creating a cool and accessible experience at Lloyd Center Mall while leveraging our platform Comcast’s virtual and cutting-edge technology to share this year’s collection of captivating stories with people locally and around the world.”
The Portland Tribune is planning coverage of the Portland Film Festival in future issues of newspapers and on our website, portlandtribune.com. Coverage includes reviews from our guest critic Darleen Ortega for the second year in a row. Ortega, who is a judge on the Oregon Court of Appeals, has always loved movies.
The festival will feature stories by and about women, as well as Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latino, LGBQTIA+ and Muslim communities and people with disabilities, veterans, athletes and more.
Film marathon themes include reproductive rights (October 22), horror (October 23), mental health (October 23), Portland (October 23), and true crime (October 23).
Advocacy films include “Wonderfully Made”, “Green is the New Black”, “John Leguizamo Live at Rikers”, “How Does it Feel to be a Problem”, and “Why I’m Vegan (Moby)”.
“It’s important that we represent diversity and independent voices on screen and behind the camera at our festival,” said Joe Stevens, Director of Programming. “As an Afro-Indigenous programmer, my goal is to share a collection of diverse voices through our festival and to raise awareness of the importance of diversity in the film industry.
“The people who tell and shape the story behind the camera are just as important as those who portray the characters on screen. This year, we have further expanded our tracks to include films about advocacy and activism, mental health, sports and more.”
The $15 virtual tickets offer a viewing window of 72 hours. In-person tickets range from matinee screenings for $7 (before 5 p.m.) to $15 for all movies from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.; and, it’s $15 for the “Date Night” special for two tickets after 10 p.m. using the discount code “DATENIGHT”.
There are movie marathon tickets from $59 to $99. Passes cost $149 (industry), $249 (students, seniors), $299 (all access) and $450 (VIP).
And, again, Comcast subscribers can access over 100 films for free just by saying “Portland Film Festival” into their X1 or Flex voice remote during the festival.
The Portland Tribune will provide more information about the screenings online and in the print product.
For now, information about the films can be found at portlandfilm.org.
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