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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Lana Veenker

Cast Iron Studios
Before founding Cast Iron Studios in 1999, Lana Veenker acted in France, England and Venezuela, lived in India and the West Indies, and helped hire European leads for major studios and networks as part of a London casting office. 
Over the past fifteen years, she has grown Portland-based Cast Iron Studios into one of the top location casting companies in the country by working with directors such as Jean-Marc Vallée, Catherine Hardwicke, Gus Van Sant, Robert Benton, Tim Robbins and Frank Oz.  
Billed by The Hollywood Reporter as “a must-know for an Oregon shoot,” she is now expanding her company’s operations to include a production development division serving the local and regional markets, with an eye to projects geared toward national and international distribution.
She is a member of the Casting Society of America, the International Casting Directors Network and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

My Speakers Sessions

Wednesday, August 27

5:30pm PDT