Women in Film – PDX is a nonprofit, 501(c)3 member-funded organization dedicated to elevating women in film, communications, and media through education, outreach and professional development, in and around the Portland area and is the Portland chapter of the international association of Women in Film.

The current Women in Film board of directors are comprised of eleven professional women working in film and media production in varying capacities. Our collected experience is broad and includes: producing and writing for companies such as PBS, OPB, and KGW, documentary film directing, commercial film directing, professional video editing, teaching film, acting, journalism, and film distribution. We market our events through our mailing list, on our websites, and through our social media channels.

Meet the board members of Women in Film – Portland.


Lisa Miyamoto

Lisa Miyamoto recently moved from Honolulu, HI to Portland, OR to (unsuccessfully) escape the sunshine. She brings with her over 18 years of commercial and feature film production and post production experience; from gofer, PA, grip, payroll office, and coordinator to the more technical side of things as an audio tech, tape op, DIT and assistant […]

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Stephanie Hough

Stephanie Hough is an experimental filmmaker whose work explores repetition, gender, relationships and emotional landscapes. A graduate of Portland State University and the Film Center’s Certificate Program in Film, she is the director of the short film HEART, shot on 16mm, which has screened in the NW Filmmakers’ Festival, Portland International Film Festival, at the TriBeca […]


Marla Sidrow

A New Jersey native, Marla headed west after receiving her BFA in graphic design from Boston University. Passionate for mission driven organizations, she has focused on design and photography for non-profits and small businesses. An interest in film led to a production assistant role at Oregon Public Broadcasting where she learned about documentary production. Currently […]

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Kristen Henderson

Kristen Henderson’s career spans two decades as an award winning video photojournalist and editor in the Pacific Northwest. Her childhood passion for film and photography inspired her to pursue a degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Oregon. She landed a position as a video journalist in her hometown of Portland, Oregon at KGW […]

Elizabeth Weissenborn

Elizabeth Weissenborn

Elizabeth Weissenborn is originally from Silver Spring, MD, but has been in Portland for over a decade and now feels like an Oregonian.  Her background in Anthropology informs her view of documentary filmmaking and she sees empathy as a powerful tool in storytelling for connecting with the viewer.  Her personal projects range from short films […]

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Beth Federici

Beth Federici is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and television producer. Most recently she directed, wrote and co-produced the feature documentary “James Beard: America’s First Foodie” which chronicles the life of the original titan of taste, James Beard. The film was co-produced with the PBS series American Masters and had its broadcast debut in May 2017 […]

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Luz Carasa

Luz Carasa is an editor, writer and storyteller based in Portland, Oregon. She is passionate about crafting powerful stories that surprise and entertains the audience. Luz has worked in advertisement for clients like Toyota, Sunsilk and Mercedes Benz, networks, like OPB and independent documentaries like: “Waking the Camino: 6 ways to Santiago”, winner in many […]


Daria Matza

My passion is storytelling and this has taken me to work for PBS, MSNBC, Efilm, and many independent producers before striking out on my own in 2006 to produce, direct and edit films, documentaries, and commercials with my husband. Among the independent films we created, some of the highlights include editing an Emmy award winning […]

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LC Granger

LC’s career in entertainment spans over four decades.  She was an actress (theatre), Producer, Director and Writer (commercials, independent shorts and feature length film) as well as Rotoscope operator (special effects) through Disney on “Capt. EO” with Lucas, Spielberg and Coppola.  LC spent a decade working at major studios in Los Angeles, which introduced her […]


Ivana Horvat

I am an independent filmmaker with a background in documentary film currently working as a digital media producer at MetroEast community media. I have directed, produced and edited a feature length documentary called Finding Bosnia that has been screened at film festivals domestically and internationally. Currently, I’m working on (shorter!) personal projects and with the […]