The 2006 PDX Film Festival passed with a flurry. We were delighted to have special guests Martha Colburn, Kelly Reichardt, Larry Gottheim, and David Gatten grace our presence, and honored to host the Portland premiere of OLD JOY (which, coincidently, features a beautiful shot of Peripheral Produce headquarters, amongst other interesting Portland cameos). Several other local premieres were on tap, including Bill Brown’s THE OTHER SIDE and Adele Horne’s THE TAILENDERS. Peripheral Produce Invitational history was made when Julie Orser toppled two-time defending champ Vladimir. Vladimir and her 400 View-Masters were a formidable force, but Julie’s video BIT PARTS was able to sneak in and take home the prize.
PDX Fest also joined forces with Gearhead Rentals to present the first ever Gearhead Local Filmmaker Production Grant. Filmmaking duo Grace Carter and Holly Andres were awarded the grant, which featured $2,000 worth of equipment rental from the lovely folks at Gearhead.
Local bloggers UrbanHonking “blogged the shit” out of the PDX Fest this year, featuring minute by minute coverage of the entire festival as well as reader’s own reviews of the films. Check it out!
In all, the festival featured over 85 films, twelve video installations, five performance pieces and two workshops at three venues over a five-day period. If you weren’t able to make it to the festival yourself, or you’d just like to re-live the memories, check out the links above for the festival program, our new photo gallery, and Polaroids of the participants!
See you next year!