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, professional video editing, teaching film, entertainment law, transcription business, 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 […]


Alison Perkins

Alison Perkins is Coordinating Producer for Oregon Public Broadcasting, working to maximize the impact of OPB’s enterprise journalism by leveraging resources and opportunities across the organization. She has her finger in a lot of pies, including content management, marketing and engagement, and distribution across all of OPB’s platforms. Previously, she served as Joint Project Manager […]


Amanda Elder

With over seven years of professional experience in the independent film industry, Amanda Elder’s expertise focuses on acquisitions, distribution, and exhibition. As Director of Distribution at Collective Eye Films in Portland, OR, she has spent the past five years developing and managing over 160 accounts with filmmakers and sales agents, representing worldwide educational and screening […]

Kristen Henderson is a photojournalist for KGW Channel 8 in Portland, Oregon on November 17, 2009. Andrea J. Wright / The Wright Pictures

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 […]


Christian Henry

My name is Christian Henry. I am a Producer/Writer at KGW (Portland’s NBC affiliate). Before that I worked at KATU. I studied Film Production & Journalism at Pacific University in Forest Grove, OR. Overall, I have eight years of television production experience. I recently finished a short documentary and I’m looking for another project to pour myself into. I also spend some time volunteering with […]

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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 […]

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Lindsay Friedman

For work and pleasure, Lindsay has been gathering stories around the world, deepening her love of global culture and storytelling. Gaining entry to the film industry through influential documentary work in Boulder, CO, her work has spanned doc, commercial, indie and feature films. Her new home is in Portland, OR representing her clients in film […]

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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 […]


Linda Freedman

I was born and grew up in Oklahoma in the 1940s and 50s, went to college in Missouri and Massachusetts, then lived in the Bay Area, Seattle, Anchorage, Seattle and finally landed in Portland. My first love was veterinary medicine but, alas, in “those days,” tickets to vet school were rarely awarded to non-male applicants. After college I married, […]