Welcome to the Portland Film Festival 2014 Schedule. Also on FacebookTwitterMeetup and Instagram. Use #PDXFF14 in your posts, so we can follow your festival experience. Don’t miss Opening Night and the RED CARPET on Tuesday August 26th at CRYSTAL BALLROOM. SEX ED - A new teacher quickly finds that his highly pubescent pupils are receiving no form of sex ed.  He wants to teach them – but he’s not exactly “experienced.” [MORE]


Carl Bird McLaughlin

Director, “Subsurface Flow”

Carl Bird McLaughlin grew up in the northern stretches of Los Angeles county. He began to study filmmaking at College of the Canyons where he received the Filmmaker of the Year award two years in a row. He later attended California Institute for the Arts for his undergrad. While at CalArts, he completed numerous short films as well as collaborating with fellow filmmaker Mike Ott as co-writer and cinematographer of the film LiTTLEROCK (2011). Also in collaboration with fellow CalArts alumni David Nordstrom (Trona, Pincus), he starred in Nordstrom's directorial debut Sawdust City. 

My Directors Sessions

Thursday, August 28

8:30pm PDT

Saturday, August 30

12:45pm PDT

6:00pm PDT