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]


Leah Warshawski

Director, "Finding Hillywood"
Leah Warshawski is a first-time feature director who specializes in producing documentary-style video content, television shows and short films in remote parts of the world. To date, Leah has filmed in over 30 countries around the world for major corporations such as Microsoft and Starbucks. She has a BA in Japanese language from the University of Hawaii and has worked on a number of Japanese commercials as well as the network television show I SURVIVED A JAPANESE GAME SHOW. Before developing FINDING HILLYWOOD, Leah worked in Hawaii in the marine department for major features and shows including THE RUNDOWN, HAWAII, BAYWATCH and LOST. She is currently in development for a documentary feature about her 87-year old grandmother (and Holocaust survivor) called BIG SONIA. Leah is most passionate about storytelling and adventure travel.

My Directors Sessions

Wednesday, August 27

5:15pm PDT

Saturday, August 30

11:00am PDT