4 Women & Non-Binary Film Organizations We Love in Oregon

We’re grateful to these local industry partners for the support they provide our community.
| By Lilly Joynes

We’re grateful to these local industry partners for the support they provide our community. Find out what's happening with POW Film Fest, Film Fatales Portland, Women in Film Portland (WIF-PDX), and Couch Film Collective!

Thank you to our post contributors: Karina Lomelin Ripper—Film Fatales Portland Chapter Co-Chair, Lisa Miyamoto—WIF-PDX Board President, and Eva Moss—Couch Film Collective Board President.

4 Oregon Nonprofits Serving Women & Non-Binary Filmmakers

POW Film Fest

We're featuring two of our favorite year-round resources from POW Film Fest: The Directors Zine and POW TV. Check them out for what to watch and who to hire!

The Directors Zine

Published in 2019 by POW Film Fest, The Directors features nearly 100 women and non-binary artists and filmmakers for readers to be inspired by, and to hire. With Creative Direction by Nora Colie—POW Film Fest’s Managing Director—the zine is a playful yet powerful celebration of the Directors within its pages.

Discover Women & Non-Binary Directors in Portland


Another project spearheaded by POW Film Fest Managing Director Nora Colie, the mission is simple: POW TV presents "films by Women and Non-Binary Directors for your watching pleasure.”

Watch Films by Women & Non-Binary Directors

Film Fatales

Film Fatales in Portland supports an inclusive community of women, nonbinary and transgender feature film, television, and commercial directors who meet regularly to share resources, collaborate on projects and build an environment in which to make their films.

CREDITS: Photographer Emma Browne, Creative Director Nora Colie and Producer Karina Lomelin Ripper.

Current Opportunities

Our next meet up will be held virtually on Tuesday, March 30.

Get Involved with Film Fatales

If you have directed a completed project and would like to learn more please contact

Women in Film—Portland (WIF-PDX)

Women in Film – Portland (WIF-PDX) is a nonprofit, member-funded organization dedicated to elevating women in film, communications, and media through education, outreach and professional development, in and around the Portland area.

Recent News from WIF-PDX

Throughout this difficult year, we've come up with new ways to keep our community strong and resilient. With support from OnPoint Credit Union, WIF-PDX offered free memberships to our BIPOC community through the end of 2020.

WIF-PDX also awarded 4 Micro-Grants to members to assist with the financial burdens of a year-long pandemic.

“I am grateful to WIF-PDX for providing such an opportunity.”

Myhraliza Aala, Aala is Possible Productions

“Your grant reflects a community reaching out to those in need.”

Deena Bee, The Soundbox

WIF-PDX is fully committed to our community as we forge a post-pandemic future stronger, together.

Current Opportunities with WIF-PDX

This month we are spotlighting local creatives in honor of Women's History Month. You can send your nominations to @wifpdx on Instagram.

Resources from WIF

Women in Film Help Line

This confidential resource is available to all who have experienced sexual harassment or misconduct while working in entertainment, regardless of job or gender. Call 855-WIF-LINE (855-943-5463).

Couch Film Collective

Couch Film Collective is elevating new voices in film, by creating opportunities for underrepresented folx to tell our own stories, and by working to get members of these communities in front of and behind the camera at all levels of production.

Current Opportunities with CFC

2021 Script to Screen Competition

Dates are subject to change! Stay updated by following CFC on social or subscribing to their newsletter.

  • September 1, 2021: Competition Opens
  • September 30, 2021 (midnight): Final Deadline to Submit Your Script
  • November 2, 2021: Winner Announced
  • Grant: $5,000 + in-depth production support

Crew Call: Navidad de Reserva

CFC's current project, Navidad de Reserva, is in pre-production and is looking for paid crew members. Email your desired crew position(s) and resume/experience to Producer Nik Hassinger at

Logline: Navidad de Reserva, CFC’s 2020 Script to Screen winner, follows Florencia, stuck in an infinite immigration loop, on yet another Christmas Eve far from her homeland, customs, friends & family.

Resources from Couch Film Collective

Guide to DEI on Set

This living document dives into issues related to hiring, set culture, and conflict resolution / mediation. A must read for everyone in production!

Download CFC's Free Guide: "Creating Safe & Equitable Film Sets [PDF]

Get Involved with Couch Film Collective

Make a tax-deductible donation to CFC:

  • PayPal:
  • Venmo: @couchfilmcollective
  • Other:

Please specify if you would like to donate to Navidad, our current production.

Join CFC

Things to know about Couch Film Collective membership:

  • Membership is free for Black, Indigenous, and film-focused creatives of color (use the code bipoc when registering).
  • Please make sure to fill out your profile so people can find and hire you!

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