Summer Film Column – Be Creative

By D.C. Rahe

I’m Back
I couldn’t stay away. My film column is dedicated to promoting local filmmakers, and where you can watch their movies at local movie theatres. I retired from being the Editor-In-Chief of AboutFace Magazine to concentrate on writing and producing motion pictures. My latest movie V Force will be released in 2017.

The Portland Film Festival
A cool experience to watch cutting edge movies from all over the world. Besides attending screenings, there are opportunities to meet the filmmakers and the actors, too. If you’re interested in learning how to make movies, The Portland Film Festival offers workshops in all types of crafts in filmmaking, from August 29th through September 5th at Portland’s Laurelhurst Theatre (2735 E Burnside St.). Street parking is limited, so the festival suggests walking, riding your bike, carpooling, or public transportation. Checkout their website for more information at

The Creative Conference
Learn from creative professionals at The Creative Conference. This all-day event will connect you with fellow creatives and perhaps inspire your next creative project. AboutFace Magazine was developed out of attending Cre8con. The conference is scheduled for Friday, September 25th at the Armory (128 NW 11th Ave.). More information and tickets at

Youth Films
Fresh Film Northwest (fIlm festival) screens the movies of filmmakers, ages 13-19. Now in its 40th year, this annual glimpse into the heart and spirit of Northwest filmmaking’s next generation has recognized individual talent and showcased models of how media arts can be taught in schools. The goal for Fresh Film Northwest is to encourage young people to use media to creatively express personal concerns, to explore important social issues, and to share engaging stories about the world today. The free screenings are on November 12th at the Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.


About The Author: DC Rahe

Contributing Editor