POWFest (Portland Oregon Women's Film Festival) invades the historic Hollywood Theatre once again this year, showcasing the work of women directors ranging from the local to the global. Like the attractive graphic above states, the festival's 5th anniversary edition will run from Thursday, March 8th until Sunday, March 11th, packing a remarkable 80+ short and feature length films into the four-day schedule.
Things kick off on Thurs. 8th at 7pm with a series of locally-produced short films, "including Stella's Flight, a 'dramedy' about a woman trapped in a life that even her dog finds boring, written and directed by OPB Livewire host Courtenay Hameister."
From there, it's opening night parties, a two-day financing workshop for filmmakers (co-sponsored by the OMPA), favorite films from the past (Amy Heckerling's Fast Times at Ridgemont High, Nora Ephron's Sleepless in Seattle and Oscar-winner Barbara Kopple's Shut Up & Sing will all screen during the fest) and a large dose of new narrative and non-fiction content from both emerging and seasoned film directors.
The entire schedule is available for access here. Festival passes can be acquired at this link and tickets for individual shows can be purchased here.
Keep an eye on this blog for upcoming posts highlighting some of the films at POWFest 2012. In the meantime, here's a handful of trailers from the upcoming festival:
POWFest 2012: The 90th Minute, Nerves of Steel: A Year With the Portland Ballet & The Eighth Parallel