About Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation & Technology

Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation & Technology was founded in 2002 with the mission to find great films that often have been overlooked. Formerly known as The International Festival of Cinema & Technology, the festival rebranded in 2022 to reflect its new home in Portland.

  • 34 events around the globe since its founding
  • Past events have taken place in 16 Cities
  • 6 Countries to date (Australia, Canada, France, Philippines, U.K & U.S.)
  • Festivals have taken place in 21 Venues-including some of the some of the world’s top venues & independent film venues
  • Responsible for screenings of 1000+ films including hundreds of World Premieres or Regional Premieres
  • Hundreds of filmmakers in attendance over the years
  • Hundreds of judges have lent their expertise to select award winners
  • Responsible for several film festival technological firsts, such as the first filmless and tapeless film festival

Past Festival Cities Include


  • Brisbane
  • Melbourne
  • Sydney


  • Toronto


  • Paris


  • Quezon City


  • London
  • Sheffield


  • Los Angeles
  • NYC
  • Orlando
  • Burlington, VT
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Washington DC
  • Seattle
  • Portland

Venues Include

  • CN Tower-Maple Leaf Theater
  • The Canadian Broadcast Centre
  • Fox Studios in Sydney
  • CNIT (Centre National des Industries et Techniques) Paris
  • Tribeca Grand Scene-NYC
  • The Ontario Science Center
  • Museum of Contemporary Arts Jacksonville
  • Museum of Contemporary Art MOCA
  • Federation Square Melbourne
  • Cultural Center of the Philippines
  • Northwest Film Forum, Seattle
  • The Horse Hospital-London
  • Metroarts! Brisbane
  • Downtown Independent Theater-LA
  • Millennium Screening Room-NYC
  • Universal Citywalk Orlando
  • The Sony Theatre Culver City-LA
Isaac Adamson

Isaac Adamson

Portland-based screenwriter Isaac Adamson has written film and TV projects for Netflix, Lionsgate, Fox, AMC and a host of others. His script “Bubbles” was the #1 screenplay on the 2015 Black List and he’s the author of five published novels. He’d rather be playing soccer, though, or noodling around on guitar, or doing just about anything besides writing. 


David Winning

46 Features, 29 Series, over 180 TV credits, David Winning is a US/Canada Dual Citizen and veteran film & television Director and Producer. He has experience in all genres including sci-fi, horror, drama, action, theatrical release, movies-of-the-week, episodic, romance, westerns, Christmas movies, comedy, family, kid’s series, live audience multi-cam, situation comedies, web-based, etc.  Started 2017 on the Netflix/SYFY Channel action series VAN HELSING, a post-apocalyptic take on the vampire rising based on a graphic novel, directing multiples including the third Season Finale and opening the explosive fourth season. He has directed 26 Christmas and family films for the Hallmark Channel and Lifetime, including 3 Films in the popular Blake Shelton TIME series, 2 final Films in the FATHER CHRISTMAS series, a top #5 NEW YORK TIMES PICK: THE TREE THAT SAVED CHRISTMAS and UNLEASHING MR. DARCY, which broke the Network record on social media with 47 million tweets. He has worked for NETFLIX, HALLMARK, SYFY CHANNEL, LIFETIME, NICKELODEON, PARAMOUNT, MGM, 20TH CENTURY FOX, HBO, LIONSGATE, among others and has directed in locations including Scotland, Budapest, Vancouver, Montreal and Los Angeles.

More information is available at www.DavidWinning.com.