Wow, this is the first time one of my films has been screened outside of the U.K. And it was in Portland, Oregon, U.S.A. at this really great festival all about featuring the work of woman film makers from around the world. So I was honoured and excited to have my short We The Mountain, We The Sea chosen for their official selection into POW fest 2016! And for it to be screened on May 30th in the Youth showcase. I was gutted that I couldn’t get over there and enjoy everyone else’s films, join in with the directors breakfasts, and all the buzz and chat. Portland also looks like a brilliant city with lots happening, so I’m really hoping that in the future I will be able to go there, be part of it, watch fab films and meet fellow women filmmakers.
About the Portland Oregan Women’s Film Festival
“MISSION & OBJECTIVE
In recognition of the power of women’s voices in film, the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film.
We feature the work of today’s top women directors, honoring the true pioneers while providing support and recognition for the next generation of leading women filmmakers.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
POWFest’s overall goal is to provide space where women can thrive as media makers. We accomplish this by putting strong, women-directed films on screen, growing the next generation of women filmmakers, and making it easier for women to make films.
During our festival season, which includes both a 4-day festival in March and an extended festival throughout the year, we promote and create professional development and networking opportunities for women filmmakers of every level. We value filmmaker participation throughout the season and strive to bring Portland audiences programming that is thought-provoking and will engage them well beyond the theater.
POWFest has had the honor of hosting a variety of emerging filmmakers and accomplished Directors like Allison Anders, Irene Taylor-Brodsky, Kathryn Bigelow, Gillian Armstrong, Amy Heckerling, Barbara Kopple, Penelope Spheeris, Ondi Timoner, Joanna Priestley and Catherine Hardwicke. The 4-day festival, scheduled for March 2-5, 2017 will feature over 50 films, offering attendees a variety of narrative and documentary programming. Extended festival events allow us to provide focused attention on special programs, providing visibility to women’s work throughout the year. Both experiences are enhanced by filmmaker participation in post-screening Q&As & panels.” (from www.powfest.com May 2016)(image from POWFest facebook page)
Click below to read the info. over on the POWFest website.