The Portland Film Festival has announced that Comcast Oregon/SW Washington will be the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual festival, which will kick off on Monday, October 30, 2017, the company said.
The line-up for the week-long tribute to independent movie-making will be announced the first week of October.
This year, the festival will screen more than 50 narrative and documentary films and dozens of short films. Over seven days, the festival will include networking events, workshops, guest speakers, financing talks, film premieres, director Q&As, and more. All the films will be screened at the historic Laurelhurst Theater on E. Burnside Street in Portland.
Established in 2013, the Portland Film Festival is one of Oregon´s largest film festivals, and was named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine.
Although the festival began in 2013, its history goes back to 2009, when the Portland Film Club was founded as a film club to bring film lovers together to view and discuss films. The club now boasts over 2300 members and is one of the largest movie clubs on the west coast. It screens typically one movie a week including new and independent features.
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