Saturday November 3rd from 10am – 5pm – FREE
Fields Ballroom of the Portland Art Museum
Food on site by Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine.
The Northwest Filmmakers’ Summit is a single-day event featuring industry vendors showcasing the latest in filmmaking technologies, distributors, marketers, and production-based companies. The Summit also features panels, roundtables, discussions on current topics in the independent film world. Coinciding with the 45th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival—the oldest film festival on the West Coast—the Northwest Filmmakers’ Summit is a touchstone event for the region’s film community. By highlighting both industry and creativity (showcasing the best in short and feature length films from filmmakers living and working in the Northwest), the Summit serves filmmakers of all backgrounds and experience levels.
Presentations and Panels (Marion F. Miller Gallery, Portland Art Museum (adjacent to Fields Ballroom)
10:30am – 11:120am
ABI Insurance: What to Know for Productions featuring Justine Avera
11:45am – 12:45pm
Regional Curators: The differences in filming in each Northwest sate and province
Moderated by Covellite International Film Festival Director Don Andrews
Featuring: Gita Saedi Keily (Montana), Christian Lybrook (Idaho), Pat Race (Alaska), Curtis Woloschuk (British Columbia), Nora Colie (Oregon)
1pm – 2pm
Art of Producing: Who are the Various Producers and Why It Is Important to Know Them
Moderated by Portland Producer Lara Cuddy
Featuring: Mia Bruno (Packaging/Distribution Producer), Barri Chase (Independent Film Producer/Writer/Director), Trevor Cable (LAIKA Lead Media Engineer, 1998 – 2018), Alyssa Roehrenbeck (Producer), David Brame (Producer), and Eric Slade (OPB Producer)
2:30pm – 3:30pm
SAG/AFTRA: Why Union?
3:45pm – 4:45pm
A revolutionary script writing program.
VR Theater with 360 Labs showcasing two short films:
Through Darcelle’s Eyes: A short documentary about Portland’d legendary drag performer Darcelle XV, who at the young ag of 87 shows no signs of slowing doen.
The Fire in Our Backyard: A short documentary about the devastating Eagle Creek fire and its impact on the communities living in the Columbia Gorge.
An interactive area in which professionals from the independent filmmaking realm will have a chance to get up and speak about an array of topics.
Animation set from the short film Two Balloons.
On-Site Vendors include: