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Summer 2019

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.

Current Program: Summer 2019

“9 Lives: Tales from the Cat Show” - Alyssa Pinter

A young autistic woman defies her doctor's prognosis of lifelong mutism and finds her voice through showing cats.


“Time Line” - Evan Gutt

The story of an unassuming man’s surreal encounter with the past while waiting in line to check out at the grocery store.

“Winter’s Edge: Live Like Laura” - Story Gorge & Bedrock Film Works

Laura Green, 63, wakes up every morning and keeps skiers safe through backcountry avalanche forecasting and avalanche mitigation at Mt Hood Meadows resort. When Laura’s dear friend is caught in an avalanche, suddenly these dangers hit close to home.

Director's note: On December 6, 2018, Laura Green lost her life in a windsurfing accident. She never had the chance to see this film. This story is dedicated to Laura and all she has done for mountain culture and public safety in the Pacific Northwest.

“Hire a Filmmaker” - Steven Bishop

A desperate person makes a video resume to try and attract potential clients. A parody of dating videos.

“Living with Wildfire” - Uncage the Soul

For 100 years, we have waged war on wildfire in the United States, and ironically, have created a more volatile landscape than ever.

“Nikki Brown Clown” - University of Oregon Multimedia Journalism Graduate Program

Nikki Brown Clown is a clown with a purpose. She advocates for Portland's displaced black community and addresses racism "in a different kind of way."

“No Face” - Evan James Atwood / Haley Heynderickx

A gentle and simple lullaby from Haley Heynderickx and an equally straightforward video, featuring a silhouette of Heynderickx’s profile and subtle, interpretive dance-like hand movements.

“Burton Before & After” - Courtney Hermann

Fifteen years after Burton began his gender-affirming transition, his longtime friend Courtney calls him up with news that she has uncovered a cache of home video footage from that time period. “Burton Before and After” is an intimate portrait of transition, memory, and friendship.

“Sky High Tea” - Sonja Bales

In this quirky stop-action short, a neon hedgehog steals tea from a piano giraffe, falls in love with caffeine, and suffers the consequences. What to expect: nonsense and puns.

“Remember” - University of Oregon Multimedia Journalism Graduate Program

“If you don’t know, why don’t you know?” – Chisao Hata

This short documentary produced by the University of Oregon Multimedia Journalism graduate program explores memories of Portland's Japantown – Nihonmachi – and the thriving Japanese American community in Oregon prior to World War II. The film features Chisao Hata, an artist, teacher and activist, and Jean Matsumoto, who was incarcerated at the Portland Assembly Center and in the Minidoka concentration camp as a child.

“No Distance” (Between You and Me) - Ural Thomas & the Pain

Shot on a sunny day in Portland, Ural Thomas & the Pain's video for "No Distance" captures the band in their element.