Portland Walking Tours

Portland cool event #18,067: NW Animation Festival

May 15th, 2013

We all know by now that Portland is as cool as it gets, not least because it’s becoming such a huge favorite for indy film and TV producers to shoot hip, leading-edge productions here. We also have some awesome film events like the International Film Festival.

But did you know we are host to the largest animated film festival in the U.S.?

We are, and you can be part of it – this weekend, at the Hollywood Theater on NE Sandy Blvd.

The 150-film, three-day festival (three evenings, two afternoons) starts this Friday night with thirty – yes, thirty! – short films on the first night (two intermissions, so you can tweet highlights to the SocioSphere). Things like:

  • A thief who steals famous paintings, eats them, and is physically transformed by what he consumes…
  • Two cavemen in search of a fabled mathematical dinosaur…
  • A romance of amoebas, as witnessed through the lens of a microscope…
  • A young New Yorker who finds the girl of his dreams with help from an army of enchanted paper airplanes…

And lots, lots more!

So, mark it up to yet another chance to do the hippest thing in the country and make your east coast (or Seattle, or L.A.) friends jealous.

Oh, and if you want to buy tickets or find more info, click here.