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2015 Portland Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

2015 Portland Film Festival Announces Full Lineup

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The 3rd Portland Film Festival, which will run September 1-7, announced its full lineup today, including in competition, opening and closing screenings, as well as its screenplay competition worth a prize of $20,000. The event will also honor stop-motion pioneer Will Vinton, sculptor and puppet maker Wendy Froud and cinematographer Amy Vincent.

“Portland audiences are the most enthusiastic, film-savvy crowds in the nation, and we’re proud to bring them a stellar festival schedule this year. We’ve created an incredibly diverse and large program of films and events that honor cinema legends, celebrate new approaches and experimentation in film, and showcase the best in contemporary cinema,” said Josh Leake, Portland Film Festival Founder and Executive Director.

The lineup is as follows:

Narrative Competition
“6 Angry Women”  / U.S. (Director: Sridhar Reddy)
“Aimy in a Cage” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Hooroo Jackson)
 
“As Good as You” / U.S. (Director: Heather de Michele)
“Divine Access” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Steven Chester Prince)
“Drama” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Sophie Mathisen)
 
“For Love & Broken Bones” / South Africa (Director: Tebogo Malope)
“The Makings of You” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Matt Amato)

“Odd Brodsky” / U.S. (Director: Cindy Baer)

“Oloibiri” / South Africa (Director: Curtis Graham)
“Touched with Fire” / U.S. (Director: Paul Dalio)
Documentary Competition
 
“Audition” / U.S. (Director: Matt Herron) 
 
“Business of Amateurs” / U.S. (Director: Bob DeMars) 
“Congo Beat the Drum” / Israel, Jamaica (Director: Ariel Tagar) 
“Generation Maidan” / Ukraine (Director: Andrew Tkach) 
 
“I Am Thalente” / South Africa, U.S. (Director: Natalie Johns) 
 
“Kings of Kallstadt” / Germany, U.S. (Director: Simone Wendel) 
 
“Lost and Found” / Japan, U.S., Canada (Directors: Nicolina Lanni, John Choi) 
 
“Made in Japan” / Japan, U.S. (Director: Josh Bishop) 
 
“Sweet Micky for President” / Haiti, U.S. / (Director: Ben Patterson) 
 
“Tyke: Killer Elephant” / Australia (Directors: Susan Lambert and Stefan Moore) 
Opening Night Film (Documentary)
“GRU-PDX” / Brazil, U.S. (Director: Daniel Barosa)
 
Opening Night Film (Narrative)
“Birds Of Neptune” / U.S. (Director: Daniel Steven Richter)
 
Closing Day Event – Zombie Apocalypse
To be held on Labor Day during the festival, a special all day and night event will set a Guinness Book of World Records for ‘most extras in a short film.’ Director George Cameron Romero, son of iconic horror director George A. Romero (“Dawn of the Dead”), will direct. Award-winning makeup artists will oversee effects for an anticipated cast of thousands. Event will also include a nighttime surprise zombie film screening.
 
Closing Night Film
“Batkid Begins: The Wish Heard Around The World” / U.S. (Director: Dana Nachman)

Music Mavericks (Documentaries on music)
 
“Congo Beat the Drum” / Israel, Jamaica (Director: Ariel Tagar) 
“The Glamour & the Squalor” / U.S. (Director: Marq Evans) 
“Morphine: Journey of Dreams” / U.S., Italy (Director: Mark Shuman) 
 
“The Whole Gritty City” / U.S. (Director: Richard Barber) 
 
Special Screenings
 
“Bereave” / U.S. (Directors: Evangelos Giovanis, George Giovanis)
 
“The Frontier” / U.S. (Director: Oren Shai)
 
“Like Me” / U.S. (Director: Michael Kuell) 
 
“The Makings of You” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Matt Amato)
 
“The Resurrection of Jake the Snake” / U.S. (Director: Steve Yu)
 
“This is Happening” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Ryan Jaffe) 
 
“We are Twisted F***ING SISTER” / Germany, U.S. (Director: Andrew Horn) 
 
“Yosemite” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Gabrielle Demeestere)
 
Midnight Spotlight
 
“Dude Bro Party Massacre III” / U.S. (Directors: Tomm Jacobsen, Michael Rousselet, Jon Salmon)
 
“Mega Summer Hit: A Slam Dunkumentary” / U.S. (Director: Ryan Max O’Meila)
“Space Program” / U.S. (Director: Van Neistat)
Northwest (Films made in the Northwest area or by Northwest Filmmakers)
 
“The Black Sea” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Brian Padian) 
 
“Deep Dark” / U.S. (Director, Screenwriter: Michael Medaglia) 
 
“Vintage Tomorrows” / U.S. (Director: Byrd McDonald) 

Head over to Portland Film Fest’s website for more info, including purchasing tickets.

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