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Thursday, November 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building, Portland Art Museum
1119 SW Park Ave.

Get your hands on the latest gear and filmmaking resources at the first annual Northwest Filmmakers’ Expo. More than just a techie trade show, this event will illuminate a broad range of resources available to anyone interested in telling stories through film and digital media. In addition to state of the art equipment from top manufacturers like Canon, Sony, and Panasonic, there will be demonstrations and presentations by working professionals throughout the day. Admission $10, register online or at the door.

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Thursday, November 12, 9 p.m.
Sunken Ballroom, Mark Building, Portland Art Museum
1119 SW Park Ave.

Join us after the Opening Night program for our festive celebration of  Northwest filmmakers and their work. We’ll have a brief awards ceremony for the Judge’s Award winners and then dance the night away. Grab a drink at the cash bar and dig into conversation with the many filmmakers and film enthusiasts around you. ADMISSION $15 for Opening Night Screening + Party. $10 at the door for party only. AGES 21+ ONLY.

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Sponsored by Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and Oregon Cultural Trust.

Saturday, November 14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Whitsell Auditorium, Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Northwest Film Center
934 SW Salmon St. 

The Northwest region is brimming with filmmaking talent and expertise—and the Filmmakers’ Un-conference provides an opportunity for these makers to come together and share their own ideas and inspiration. The Un-conference is unique in that it is largely user-organized: participants suggest the topics, make the schedule and lead the discussions. It’s a dizzying carnival of practical breakout sessions where novice filmmakers might meet their next collaborators and accomplished filmmakers might meet their inspiration. Thanks to KIND Healthy Snacks for providing breakfast snacks and to Chipotle for providing lunch vouchers. Contact Festival Manager Thomas Phillipson at to sign up. ADMISSION $10. 

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Saturday, November 14, 4 p.m. 
Miller Gallery, Mark Building, Portland Art Museum
1119 SW Park Avenue

Hosted by Warren Etheredge

Each year the Festival selects roughly ten percent of the films submitted for public screening—but what about the other 90%? We value all those who enter their films, so we offer each filmmaker two tickets to the Festival, an invitation to participate in the Filmmakers’ Un-conference, and an opportunity to have Seattle film guru Warren Etheredge watch a few minutes of their work and offer his experienced and brutally honest take on what is and what isn’t working—all with the participation of a live audience. Part game show, part master class, What's Wrong with this Picture? has included short films from beginners and pros (plus at least one Oscar winner), and has become an audience favorite for Etheredge’s often hilarious commentary and his spot-on insight. Come join the fun. FREE ADMISSION.

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