Arbuthnot’s Dryland Harvests Rave Reviews

Upon completion of Dryland, a feature documentary by WIF Portland member Sue Arbuthnot, with partner Richard Wilhelm, was called “The Best Movie About Coming of Age and Crashing Combines You’ll Ever See” and “a bittersweet and beautiful new film” by Modern Farmer magazine. Sue and Richard premiered the film at the 2014 Big Sky Documentary […]


PORTLANDIA producer David Cress to moderate a panel at The Portland Documentary Summit

The Documentary Summit is pleased to announce that Portlandia producer David Cress will be moderating the Distribution of Your Story panel at 9:30am on May 9th. The panel will feature Collective Eye Films and WIF-PDX member Amanda Elder. Don’t miss the opportunity to network with other top pros in the Portland film scene. Go to for tickets. […]

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Q & A with Portland Doc Summit’s Andrew Zinnes

What is the genesis, or backstory, of why you present documentary summits? I am the author of a series of books called The Guerilla Film Makers Handbooks – one of which is The Documentary Filmmakers Handbook. The series is Q&A style that asks industry professionals the top questions one would need to know about that […]


WIFPDX member Beth Harrington strikes a chord with her newest documentary, The Winding Stream

Variety magazine recently called Director Beth Harrington’s newest music documentary, The Winding Stream,   “an impressively researched and deftly crafted feature that will find an appreciative audience through exposure in home screen platforms and regional fest screenings.”     In addition, the film received a Best of the Rock Fest’s Music Movie Pictures mention from Rolling Stone magazine. The honor came in shortly after […]



Join many of Portland’s top non-fiction professionals as they discuss the important issues surrounding the industry. Topics include: storytelling to help raise money, storytelling in production, transmedia storytelling, branded and advocacy storytelling and new distribution models. Come network and get inspired! Presenters (more to be added): Irene Taylor Brodsky: Vermillion Pictures Jon Betz: Collective Eye […]