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 visual media in varying capacities. Our collected experience is broad and includes: music licensing, producing and writing for companies such as PBS, OPB, and KGW, screenwriting, documentary film directing, production coordinating for animation, teaching film, acting, journalism, and film distribution. We market our events through our mailing list, on our website, 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…

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…

Christi Clay

Christi Clay owns and manages the music production company Beneath The Trees Music and has been licensing music for films, television, and other visual media for over a decade.  In her past, she has worked for Fortune 500 tech companies in many varied roles including business strategy, contract management, and mechanical engineering.  She is passionate…

Dawn Sellers

Dawn writes feature and episodic screenplays. Her background includes careers in healthcare, owning a restaurant/bar, and a retail antique store. She has previously served as a council member and chair of the Hillsboro, Oregon Arts & Culture Council and vice-chair of the Hillsboro Arts & Culture Endowment. She has also volunteered for many community events…

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…

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…

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…

Sarey Martin Concepcion

Sarey spent a decade in the world of heavy metal and horror as part of Rob Zombie’s management team. She then started a new journey, getting a master’s degree in theology and developing her own film projects. Her first directed short film FATHER MARY (2020) about a priest confronting an abusive figure from her past,…

Tarin Jordan-Vandermast

Tarin is a female documentary filmmaker residing in Portland, Oregon. She is the Producer/Director in pre-production on her first feature documentary “Nod and Smile.” Nod and Smile tells the story of the aging waitress in America pre-COVID, during COVID, and where she fits in after the destruction and transformation of the restaurant industry due to…

Sara Hofstein

Sara Hofstein’s film and TV career began in New York City with positions on NBC’s KINGS in post-production and on ABC’s soap operas in programming, as well as casting seasons 6 and 7 of Food Network’s CHOPPED. After graduating from college, Sara was the Business and Legal Affairs Coordinator at Atlas Media Corp, an independent…