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2018 Portland Film Festival: Early-Bird Passes & Tickets

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900-998 Southeast Main Street

Portland, OR 97214

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LIMITED PASSES AVAILABLE! Buy Passes for the 2018 Portland Film Festival

Named one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the world by Moviemaker Magazine, the Portland Film Festival (PDXFF) is the biggest and most highly attended industry and film-lover movie event in the Northwest.

Each year, we have over 139 hours of movies, comedies, independents, documentaries, shorts, music videos and more—most genres from around the world. If you're interested in learning more about the industry, come for the workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and red carpets. Plus, enjoy craft beer, specialty food, and all kinds of bands and musicians.

Limited-Time, Online-Only Deals
Buy passes early and get fantastic discounts on everything from all-access passes to VIP passes that give you the run of the Festival, including exclusive access to filmmakers. Prices go up soon! Act now before passes sell out!

Pass options for the 2017 Portland Film Festival

Pass Options
There are a variety of prices and options available for attending the Portland Film Festival. Individual tickets will be sold up to 24 hours in advance of the screening. The day of the event, tickets will only be sold at the screening venue. A rush “standby” line will be opened for every screening a half-hour before screen time. Even if a screening or event is sold out online, a select number of tickets will be held for sale at the venue.

  • INDUSTRY PASS - Get access to every event, workshop, panel and film on standby. Entry is not guaranteed. Includes opening night film and after party and closing night film and after party. Access to filmmakers lounge. Show up to films at least 15m before start time. Get a festival bumper sticker while supplies last. $149.99.
  • ALL ACCESS PASS - Get access to every event, workshop, panel and film. Includes opening night film and after party and closing night film and after party. Show up to films at least 15m before start time. Get a festival bumper sticker while supplies last. $229.99.
  • VIP PASS - Get VIP access to every event, event, workshop, panel and film as well as all filmmakers events including the lounge, offering filmmakers and VIPs lunch, snacks, appetizers and drinks daily 1 to 6pm plus access to our VIP only private daily workshops, talks and panels. Includes opening night film and after party and closing night film and after party. Get a swag bag with a festival shirt, tote and bumper sticker while supplies last. Get 10% off any additional Festival merchandise. Get free popcorn. Show up to films at least 15m before start time. $399.99.
  • STUDENT & SENIOR PASS - Discount to students and seniors 55 and older. Show proof of enrollment or age using a valid ID. Get access to every event, workshop, panel and film. Includes opening night film and after party and closing night film and after party. Show up to films at least 15m before start time. $149.99.


Special Events & Tickets
Every year we have several special events open to the public. Feel free to purchase a ticket before they sell out. Please note, some passes already include these events:

  • Champagne Toast & Filmmaker Reception - Celebrate the opening of the 2018 Portland Film Festival with a glass of champagne and meet all of the visiting filmmakers from around the world. Includes appetizers and more. Bring friends along. Over 18 years only please. Held at Gearhead Production Rentals at 5:30pm on 10/22. FREE.
  • Film industry Speed Networking Event presented by Comcast Business - Looking for work? Seeking crew for a film or commercial? Want to expand your business? Or simply interested in meeting like-minded people in the film industry? Expand your film industry network in two short, one hour sessions. Attendees will rotate tables every several minutes in order to get the opportunity to speak with as many fellow attendees as possible, followed by open networking at the end of the event. Includes drinks, appetizers and more. This is Oregon's Largest Annual Film Industry Networking Event. Held at Gearhead Production Rentals at 5:30pm on 10/22. $20.
  • Powell's Directors Chat - Listen to the day's directors talk about their films. Held from Tuesday October 22nd to Sunday 28th. Catered lunch and drinks included while supplies last. Bring friends along. Held at Powells Books in Downtown Portland. 11:30am to 1pm daily during the festival. FREE
  • Opening Night Party - Celebrate at the opening party of the 2018 Portland Film Festival with food, drinks and fun. Includes appetizers and more. Bring friends along. Over 18 years only please. Held at Custom Blocks at 7:30pm on 10/23. $25
  • Día de Muertos - Day of the Dead Party - Celebrate with our LATINX programming team and community with food, drinks and fun. Don't miss the Mariachi band. Bring friends along. All ages welcome. Held at Custom Blocks at 5:30pm on 10/24. $5
  • Monsters at Pittock Mansion - Listen to monster stories as read by celebrated authors. Held at the historic Pittock Mansion on Thursday 10/25 from 6:30-11pm. $35
  • Alumni Party - Celebrate the festival and its alumni at this annual networking event. This year's new filmmakers as well as past Festival participants are encouraged to join. Free drinks and food. Held at Custom Blocks at 6:30pm on 10/26. FREE for alumni & filmmakers from this year.
  • Awards Ceremony - Find out who won this year's awards. Special presentation from this year's pool of Jury. Held at Custom Blocks at 6:30pm on 10/27. FREE
  • Closing Night Party - Celebrate Halloween & Frankensteins 200th Birthday at one of the most celebrated and creative Halloween parties in town. Get a bunch of film lovers together and see what's possible. Costumes encouraged. Includes food, drinks and fun. Cash prizes for best costume and more! Bring friends along. Over 21 years only please. Held at Koerner Camera Systems at 7:30pm on 10/27. $25

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Festival Line-Up
The films, events and workshops that have been selected for the 2018 Portland Film Festival will be announced between now and the first week of October. Stay tuned for more infomation. Once you purchase a pass, you will be included on our email announcement list and will get first access to all information as it becomes available.

Pass & Ticket Pick-up
We will distribute all tickets and passes via USPS. Passes purchased within a week of the event should be picked up at a designated location. Designated locations include the Pass Pickup or Ticket Window. These locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Admission
Admission for all events will be on a first-come, first-served basis depending on your ticket and pass. We highly recommend arriving early to events, as capacity is restricted to the regulations of each individual venue. See your ticket or pass description for admission policies.

What does standby mean?
When a film screening is deemed "standby" it means that the allotment of advance tickets has been reached. Seats that are set aside for pass holders are released for sale 10 minutes prior to a screening. The released seats are deemed Standby Tickets and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Standby lines form one hour prior to a screening. Cash or vouchers only.

Schedule Changes
Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, programs must be changed, rescheduled or cancelled. A daily update on schedule changes may be obtained online at www.portlandfilmfestival.com or you may pick up a list of changes at any of the festival theatres. Please check for updates online and in venues periodically.

Festival Policies
The PDXFF refund policy is that ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, except in cases of cancellation. The PDXFF reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a secure, professional, and convenient environment for all of our customers.

Festival Merchandise
Merchandise is available online and will be available at the Festival Headquarters during operating hours. Merchandise will also be available at Festival Theatres during the festival.

Filmmakers Lounge
Located in a new location every year, our Filmmaker Lounge offers “Filmmaker Pass” holders as well as VIPs free drinks, food, snacks and wifi. The lounge is open daily during the Festival from 1pm to 6pm. Its location will be announced in the coming weeks.


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