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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]

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Friday, August 29 • 11:45am - 1:15pm
Shorts Block 5: Wit

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11 min -- “Whisker by Steve Saussey: A homeless, hungry drifter and his dog discover judging night at a local beard-growing contest. Desperate for the colossal meat-pack prize, but with no beard to speak of, he enters the competition and takes the stage.

16 min -- “The Hideout by Daniel Wahlen: A young girl's life is thrown into chaos when she is molested by her teacher. Through the support of her best friend, she finds the strength to tell her mother.

02 min -- “Sushi Mischiefby Jim Johnson: A stranger shows up at a sushi shop, irking the local punk. Show down! (Animation)

19 min -- “Teal's Legacy by Guy Baker: A young girl seeks to unearth the hidden truth in a family myth. Teal's belief will be tested if she is to discover the key to what will save her family's legacy.

04 min -- “Ain't No Fish by Tom Gasek and Miki Cash: An animated film set to the music and lyrics of Sigman and Russell and performed by Hoagy Carmichael. Animated seals sing the show tune and it's slowly revealed why there Ain't No Fish. Despite the upbeat attitude of the seals the garbage and oil industry that pervades the sea provides the answer. (Animation)

05 min -- “#PDXCARPET by Jeffrey Janoff: In Portland, Oregon there is a strange cult following at the airport. Young locals take pictures of their feet on the Port of Portland Carpet and upload them to social media. The Carpet actually has its own pages that people can tag and post to. It's old, ugly, and outdated. And marvelous. Why are we so ecstatic to see it when we get home?  (Student film)

29 min -- “Down in Flames by William Striblin: Tony 'Volcano' Valenci has spent his career attempting to set a world record. All his friends have world records. Even his ex-wife has a world record. Now it's Tony's turn. Tony is determined to be the first man to blow fire while skydiving, and he won't let anything stand in his way.

04 min -- “Wait For It by Juliet Lashinsky Ravene: A collage of living portraits. (Music video)




Guy Baker

I graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in 1997 with a degree in audio production. I soon moved to Portland where I began my career as a sound designer and music composer, receiving commercial awards for my scores and contributions to commercial campaigns for the world’s largest brands. In 2011, I took a course on the 4k RED Epic camera and was hooked. I haven’t looked back since. With my background in sound and music, my... Read More →

Miki Cash

Michael Cash started off as a model maker before moving into stop frame animation. He has spent the majority of his twenty years in the industry freelancing at Aardman Animations, animating on projects including Creature Comforts, Chicken Run, TV commercials and short films. He co-founded the studio WÖNKY at the start of 2007. Michael oversees the animation and design teams and directs the majority of WÖNKY’s work. Recent projects... Read More →

Tom Gasek

Tom Gasek has over 30 years of award winning professional stop motion animation experience as an animator and director. He worked with directors Will Vinton, Art Clokey and Henry Selick. At Aardman Animations he contributed animation to Nick Park’s Wallace and Gromit short, “The Wrong Trousers” and the Peter Lord / Nick Park Feature, “Chicken Run.” Gasek co-directed and animated the “Inside-Out Boy” for... Read More →

Jeffrey Janoff

Director, "#PDXCARPET"
Jeffrey Janoff was born and raised just outside of Portland, Oregon. He grew up in West Linn, and has studied film at the University of Oregon and Portland State University. Jeffrey likes to create comedically audio visual stories that invoke, inspire, and innovate imagination. Although starting out as an actor in Portland, #PDXCARPET is Janoff's first short student film that he wrote, directed, and edited.

Jim Johnson

Director, "Super Secret" and "Sushi Mischief"

Juliet Lashinsky Ravene

Director, “Wait for it”

Steve Saussey

Director, “Whisker”
Steve's comedy is intrinsically linked to the funny bone of New Zealand. After graduating from Elam School of Fine Art, Steve was a graphic designer/illustrator before becoming an advertising copywriter at Mojo Auckland and Bates London. A writer and performer on the Max TV series 'Box Dog', he has shot music videos in Hollywood for MTV and directed drama ( ‘Amazing Extraordinary Friends’ and 'Let's Get Inventin'). In addition to... Read More →

William Stribling

Originally from St. Petersburg, Florida, William J. Stribling is the director of the award-winning short films Beyond Belief, Break A Leg, and Down in Flames: the True Story of Tony “Volcano” Valenci and the feature films Lies I Told My Little Sister and Bear with Us. Stribling earned his BFA in Film & TV Production from NYU Tisch and received his Masters in Screenwriting from Chapman University. Stribling’s films... Read More →

Daniel Wahlen

From an early age, Daniel loved stories. He ambitiously embarked on writing a fantasy novel in the fourth grade, only to discover a love for photography a short time after. It didn’t take long for him to connect the two—resulting in his ever growing passion for filmmaking. Daniel’s stories are drawn from his experience of growing up in a diverse mix of cultural settings such as the Philippines, Russia, and England. He still... Read More →

Friday August 29, 2014 11:45am - 1:15pm
Living Room Theater 341 SW 10th Ave, Portland, OR 97205

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