Comcast Oregon/SW Washington supports 2017 Portland Film Festival as presenting sponsor

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 in October, 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.

Leake is presenting another year of compelling and eclectic films, which will include documentaries focused on Native American issues and issues of interest to veterans, continuing the festival´s commitment to diverse voices and visions. There will also be filmmaking workshops for youth and events for those interested in writing for the silver screen. A business-to-business networking event for those in the film industry is also being planned.

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.

Established in 2013, the Portland Film Festival is Oregon´s largest film festival, and was named “one of the coolest film festivals in the world,” by MovieMaker Magazine in 2014. It is a non-profit, year round organization dedicated to nurturing filmmakers and audiences, and to celebrating the power of a good story. The festival focuses on the people, ideas, technology, skills and artistry behind filmmaking, and provides both entertaining and educational opportunities for the public.

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