Portland’s February highlight, the Portland International Film Festival is upon us! Starting on February 5th and running until the 21st, these 16 glorious days are packed with 97 features and 60 shorts from all around the world.
One program you don’t want to miss— Short Cuts II: Made In Oregon. In the vast number of international films featured, Portland pays tribute to their local filmmakers with a program dedicated to those produced within the state.
Three stellar shorts within the program that Dig1 recommends you take special note of:
Austin Will takes you on a trip as he journeys across abstract landscapes. Purposefully, nothing makes sense. And it’s rad.
Sound design and mix by the notorious Chip “Drone” Sloan.
2. “The Framer” | Dan Sandowsky
Through Dan Sandowsky’s striking talent for storytelling, get a glimpse of framer Peter Murdoch’s ability to showcase pieces of art so they can live in their full glory. Mixed by Dig1’s very own documentary whizz-kid Ryan Mauk.
3.“The Punishing Business” | Heather Harlow
“The Punishing Business” is about a tense relationship that transforms into a strange friendship between an ex-convict and her mentally disabled neighbor. Director and producer Heather Harlow takes you for ride through the dreary streets of Portland, and artfully reveals a tale that invites the audience to take part in the madness. Dialog editing and groundwork laid by honorary Dig1 engineer Reed Harvey, final mix crafted by ultimate soundsmith Eric Stolberg.
Mark it in your calendars now. Sunday, February 8th 1:00 PM at the Whitsell Auditorium — get your tickets here before they sell out. No better way to deal with your Sunday brunch food coma than celebrating some of Oregon’s filmmakers. Hope to see you there!