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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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Saturday, August 30 • 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Shorts Block 10: Student Showcase, Part Two

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03 min -- “Lime” by Sean Carrow: Two very unlucky fishermen, Willie and Burt, are on their ship adrift at sea starving from hunger and thirst until a lone lime is discovered on board the ship offering them a glimpse of hope. The two friends turn on each other, letting their greed for the lime tack control destroying all they have. (Animated)

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 It's old, ugly, and outdated.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)

17 min -- “The Game Changer by Indrani Kopal: Every Sunday afternoon for the last seven years, Susan Slotnick has driven an hour up the mountains to the Woodbourne Correctional Facility, a medium security prison for men, to teach modern dance. The lives of men whom she touched have never been the same since. This is her story.

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.

09 min -- “Tip Toe by Raquel Bordin: “Tip Toe” is a drama comprised of two parallel stories about the weight of reality on ordinary people.  A little boy, Daniel, dreams of becoming a ballet dancer, but his father refuses to accept it, crushing his only opportunity. 
Veronica, a transsexual, faces complications with her sex-change along with the reality of the death of her childhood dream.

11 min -- "I'm Sorry Alligator" by Alexandr Beran: A withdrawn woman witnesses Ants Man bring an inanimate object to life on a house call. He unearths a ceramic alligator and makes it new. But when he 
stumbles upon the homeowners' trend of object neglect, he plans a rescue. The withdrawn woman is inspired to follow him, as she’s lead across town through a world of hidden friends.

11 min  -- “The Inheritance” by Anne M. Hamilton:  After hitting a deer on her drive home through cornfields, seventeen-year-old Gitty receives an unexpected visit from her estranged father and is faced with a choice to leave the small town where she was raised for a 'brighter' future. In what seems like a simple conversation, darker subtexts emerge that touch on themes ranging from the future of traditional farming communities, to what we owe the people we call family.



Alexandr Beran

Director - I'm Sorry Alligator
Alexandr Beran (born 11 August 1978) is a writer, filmmaker, and actor. Beginning in California, he studied journalism and was editor-in-chief of Sacramento City College’s Mainline Magazine. Upon moving to Oregon, Beran began studying Digital Film and Video at the Art Institute of Portland. He continues to do so, and his professional work includes Jarmila’s Book, a documentary on designer bookbinder Jarmila Sobota, who escaped from... Read More →

Anne M. Hamilton

Director, “The Inheritance”, Prime Mover Pictures
Anne Hamilton is a writer and film director. She got her start in filmmaking as an intern on Terrence Malick's THE TREE OF LIFE. She then worked for Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts. Her first short film as a writer-director, DEATH ARTISTS, INC., premiered in the spring of 2013 at Cannes and was an official selection at Newport Beach Film Festival, the Downtown LA Film Festival, and the Napa Valley Film Festival, among several others. In the summer... 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 →

Indrani Kopal

Director, “The Game Changer”
I’m a Malaysian-Indian filmmaker from Kuala Lumpur. I’m former video journalist, and completed my Bachelor in Multimedia Communication. Three month after joining Malaysiakini, an online news portal in Malaysia as a video journalist in December 2006, I produced a video on temple demolition. In Jan 2007, I produced a documentary on a modern day slavery about a family who escaped after being bonded labourers for three generations. My... 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.

Raquel Bordin

Raquel Bordin is a Brazilian filmmaker graduated at New York Film Academy where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She also studied Social Communication with emphases in Cinema at FAAP (Sao Paulo – Brazil). Her thesis film ‘Tip Toe’ received four awards at Women’s Independent Film Fest this year. Best Director, Best Film, Best Screenplay and Audience Awards. While attending school, she was employed for two years as an... Read More →

Sean Carrow

Sean attend the Delaware College of Art & Design, and then the University of the Arts in Philadelphia earning his BFA in animation. He spent three years working as a freelance animator and artist. To further his creative knowledge He attended the Savannah College of Art & Design for his MFA in animation. While there he took on a very ambition thesis project researching and creating a film with the stereoscopic process. To help complete... Read More →

Saturday August 30, 2014 12:15pm - 1:30pm
Laurelhurst 2735 East Burnside Street Portland, Oregon

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