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]


Terry Spencer Hesser

Director, "Love Is A Verb"
Terry Spencer Hesser is a published novelist, biographer, produced playwright, award-winning screenwriter and recipient of three Emmy Awards.
She has been telling stories in print, on television, and on the stage for three decades, and has worked with people as diverse as Audrey Hepburn, Oprah Winfrey, and R. Kelly while doing so. She has wielded garlic for A&E whilst searching for vampires in Transylvania and braved the equally potent aroma of Limburger to tell Wisconsin's cheesy history for the Food Network.
Her novel "Kissing Doorknobs" was an American Library Association top ten pick and was translated into many languages.
She is currently producing a travel series on Islands Lost in Time and working on "Love is a Verb", a documentary on Fethullah Gulen, one of the most influential Muslim leaders in the world.

My Directors Sessions

Friday, August 29

4:00pm PDT