Have a great summer!

Portland State Film would like to thank all of our students and faculty for another terrific year.  And congratulations to our new graduates – go out there and make us proud!

Portland State Film’s social media will be on hiatus until the Fall 2015 term starts up.  Have a fun and safe Summer everyone! See you in the Fall!


Production Jobs Available

Jobs to consider …

Digital One seeks Client Services, Production and Marketing Assistant (Portland) more >>

KGW-TV seeks Executive News Producer (Portland) more >>

Softbox seeks Junior Animator/Editor (Portland) more >>

BENT Image Lab seeks Freelance BTS Videographer/Editor (Portland)

Bent Image Lab, an award winning hybrid animation company is seeking to hire a freelance Behind The Scenes Videographer/Editor.

This position would support the marketing arm of the company by creating Behind The Scenes packages for use in promoting Bent’s work.  BTS packages would include, but are not limited to:

  • Still Photography
  • Live Footage Capture
  • Director / Producer Interviews

Our ideal candidate would possess:

  • Still Photography Portfolio & Live Action Reel (Documentary style preferred).
  • Editing Capabilities (Premiere preferred, however we are open to other platforms).
  • Honed Story-telling capabilities through both video and still photography.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to work within and meet deadlines.
  • Interviewing Skills a plus.

A good sense of narrative is key, you should be comfortable in overseeing your own production from planning shots through editing the final package. The scope of each project will vary.

This is a great opportunity to work within a fun and creative environment, we look forward to hearing from you.

Interested candidates should submit the following to jobs@bentimagelab.com.

  • A brief introductory on how you would be a good fit for this position and why it interests you
  • CV
  • Links to portfolio/website showcasing applicable work

Kindly understand that due to the volume of responses we may not be able to respond to all those whom apply. No phone calls please.


Student Film Show Winners


The 2015 Student Film and Video Show was a smashing success. The screening/ceremony, held Friday night at the 5th Avenue Cinema, drew a standing-room-only crowd.  Portland State Film congratulates all of the winners and again thanks all of the supporters of the Film Awards, as well as everyone who came to the show Friday night to support our student filmmakers.  The winners were:

Best Film: “Consume” by David Rodriguez (pictured above)
Best Film Runner-Up: “Superhero” by Jaden Fooks
Best Film Honorable Mention: “Near Light” by Lara Ingram and Laurel Reid
Best Film Cinematography: “Daniel” by Michael Hall
The Film Analysis paper Winners were:
1st Place: Isaac Loewen, “Guillermo del Torro and Auteurism”  — Written for FILM 480: Film Theory, Fall 2014, Prof. Berretini

Summer Perkins, “The Global Nature of District 9” — Written for FILM 485: Anatomy of a Movie II, Winter 2015, Prof. Brower

Stephen Henderson, “Bazin & Contradiction: An Aesthetic Paradox”  — Written for FILM 299: Classical Film Theory, Fall 2015, Prof. Borden

The Film Research paper Winners were:
1st Place: Basil Swartzfager, “Delinquent Youth: The Ofuna New Wave”  — Written for FILM 383: Film History II, Winter 2014, Prof. Borden

2nd Place: Jen Moon, “The Rise of Japan’s National Cinema: Western Engagement through International Recognition” — Written for FILM 382: Film History II, Winter 2015, Prof. Borden