Project Description

Experimental Film Fest Portland 2014

May 29th, 2014 – June 1st, 2014

From the organizers: “EFFPortland erupted in 2012 in the Fair City of Roses, in response to the need for a Portland-based experimental media showcase. We started from scratch and created the festival of our dreams: a festival accessible to local, national, and international artists who make experimental media for both cinemas and the expanded field, a festival that packs its days with celebrations and collaborations in multiple venues across the city and with various like-minded local organizations, a festival that is as committed to quality and cutting-edge programming as it is to energy, community, and fun.”


5/29/14 The Thursday Nite Special
PERFORMANCES: 6:00pm – 12:00am


JAH Justice: The Real Life Internet Messaging System

Michael A Morris: Second Hermeneutic 

Samira Hashemi & Maya Smira: Iran-Israel

GALLERY HOURS: 12:00pm – 6:00pm

The Third Ring: an exhibition

Stephen Slappe: 8

Jennifer Proctor: Spline Describing a Phone

Jeanne Liotta: Diagram Squared

Allie Lee: Video Ashes Variation

Natasa Prosenc Stearns: Vortex

Jodie Cavalier: Cloak of Thunder

Roger Beebe: Congratulations (One Step at a Time)

AND FEATURING: The EFFPortland Throwdown! Thursday -Sunday 

A bracket-style event of friendly showcase between local Portland makers and their curator “coaches”, judged LIVE by visiting artists in raucous rounds that will take place throughout the festival . The preliminary rounds will take place at the Thursday Nite Special, and by Sunday, a winner will be crowned (and they and their coach will have bragging rights for a whole year).  Ring the bell, and let the battles begin! Let the pieces play, and may the best maker win!


Curator // Artist

Jodi Darby //  Julie Perini

Pam Minty // Melissa Tvetan

Karl Lind // Sam Pirnak

Chris Freeman // Riley King

Weird Fiction // Anthony Hudson

David Bryant // Michael Lastra

Bob Moricz // Bob Dupa

Stephen Slappe // Joe Noreen


“We are an artist-run, all-volunteer team. Now entering our third year, we have been fortunate enough to partner with amazing makers, doers and shakers, while being supported by fantastic in-kind donations, prestigious grants, and the generous contributions of audiences like YOU. We are becoming known for our hospitality and have successfully created a space and place where artists and local audiences come away feeling a sense of belonging, inspiration, and motivation. In total, EFFPortland comprises over 20 events that reach a thousand people each year. And this year, we have even more amazing things in store.”

EFF is a proud recipient of a Precipice Fund grant to produce our 2014 festival. Thank you!


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All ages | Not all content appropriate for all audiences