The Experimental Film Festival Portland is now open for submissions of films, installations and performances.
EFFPortland erupted in 2012 in the fair city of roses, in response to the need for a Portland-based experimental media showcase. It filled that void with a lava-hot amalgam of shorts, installations, performances, and collaborations. With a week of solid programming, some of which lasted for months beyond the official festival, across seven venues around the city, EFFPortland's inaugural year was, in short, a total blast. We had the immense pleasure of cultivating fantastic partnerships with some of portland’s most exciting and dynamic venues, artists, and organizations, and we made a whole bunch of new friends, colleagues, and co-conspirators hailing from the near side and the far side. And there were donuts!
The second EFFPortland is based on the framework and momentum of our first effort, maintaining the core value of connecting the rich landscape of local makers to the vast and bright world of experimental media across the country and beyond both coasts. This year, we are putting more method into our madness. We are flush with the gifts of experience and passion and suited up to continue this great experiment. We’re back in the lab, and this time we have blueprints.