Portland Film Festival 2014

Last November I began inviting filmmakers and authors to participate on panel discussions at the Portland Film Festival. Thanks to Steve Doughton, we’re fortunate to have Jon Raymond on the screenwriting panel. Raymond has a collection of short stories, Livability, featuring the Pacific Northwest (most take place in Portland), and he’s made four movies set in Oregon with Kelly Reichardt, including Night Moves and Meek’s Cutoff. PDXFF14indie

I first learned about Ted Chiang after watching a movie, Enemy, and reading an article that mentioned the director’s next project, Story of Your Life. Ted Chiang is a 21st century Borges, a master of short fiction, and his participation in the Science Fiction, Film and Technology panel has been a big draw for the festival. His story, Understand, is also slated for a screen adaption. PDXFF14scifi

We’ve also got the area’s hottest literary agent, Fiona Kenshole, moderating a panel discussion on adapting books to film. She’s worked with major directors and screenwriters, acquiring and adapting books and original scripts into movies, including the Academy-nominated Coraline. See portlandfilmfestival.com to discover what we’ve prepared for you. PDXFF14booksI put together the posters using Photoshop and InDesign.

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