As the only film festival in Portland exclusively dedicated to showcasing films directed by women and encouraging women to take on the director’s chair; we are one of only a handful of festivals in the U.S. dedicated to women-directed film. With each year, the festival has continued to grow. Attendance has more than doubled and ticket sales have increased by 75%, exposing more works by women to the film-going community.
Jurying submissions of over 400 films from female filmmakers around the world, POWFest organizers strive to include a broad collection of films by a range of filmmakers that include first-timers to veterans who have been working in cinema for many years.
Over 30 directors will be in attendance this year!