The Hollywood Theatre at Portland International Airport is a 17-seat free microcinema showcasing short films by Oregon filmmakers. The program is updated quarterly. To submit your film for consideration, visit our Film Freeway festival page.
LAMENTATION, Kirk Kelley of HouseSpecial - Inspired by Portland’s own world-renowned Pink Martini’s sorrowful Romanian ballad “Până când nu te iubeam (Before I Fell in Love with You),” LAMENTATION plays on expansive micro views of intimate objects. The resulting visuals weave several styles of thematic imagery, each thread cyclically returning to its own organic struggle against stasis.
FINDING OREGON, John Waller & Ben Canales of Uncage the Soul Productions - FINDING OREGON is the compilation of six months of timelapse photography across the state of Oregon, punctuated by a 1600 mile road trip in 2011. Watch:
COWBURD, Patrick Neary. A hapless dairy cow, inspired by a little bird, takes to the skies with chaotic results. Watch:
MAGDA, Chel White - A first love is corrupted as a man recalls his affair with a beautiful circus contortionist in this stop-motion animation of wooden manikins. At its heart, MAGDA is an off-center parable about lost innocence and the corruptibility of human nature.
THE LOST FISH, Jeremy Monroe / Freshwaters Illustrated - One of the Pacific Northwest's oldest fish is disappearing, and along with it the sacred place it holds among many American Indian Tribes. Follow elders and biologists from the Umatilla, Nez Perce, Yakama, and Warm Springs Tribes into the world of Pacific Lamprey, and discover the deep connection that exists between the Northwest's indigenous people and an ancient fish. Produced in Partnership with the Columbia Inter-Tribal Fish Commission with Cooperation from the US Fish & Wildlife Service. Watch:
COOPED, Mike A. Smith - A sofa-bound dog is shocked to learn that a whole world lies outside the door— the maddening, unbreakable door. Watch:
THIS PLACE, Truen Pence - From its local inhabitants to its visitors, the Oregon Coast means different things to different people. THIS PLACE is a portrait of the coast as seen through the eyes of a few who cherish it. Watch:
MODERN DARK, Josh Lunden - A young man living in a light-polluted city attempts to see the stars through his childhood telescope:
NO MORE, Mic Capes; Music Video by Totem Ent - A powerful video highlighting both the pure MC skills of Portland, OR hip hop artist Mic Capes and the cinematic visual work of Totem Ent. This is heartfelt music driven by the values of family and community. Shot in the New Columbia Villa:
PORTLAND: YOU ARE HERE, PSU Students - A video series made by Portland State University film students which profiles Portland residents enjoying what the city has to offer.