The Portland Motorcycle Film Festival screens feature length and short motorcycle films that showcase the passion of riders and the souls of their machines. The films take us on journeys, showcase creativity and personal vision, and reveal the intensity and speed of the race track.

The Festival takes place at the Hollywood Theatre, a classic Portland venue built in 1926 and recently restored with modern screen and sound.

Films selected for the Festival will be judged by a panel of Portland-based artists and designers who share a passion for motorcycles.

The festival is hosted by the Oregon Motorcycle Road Racing Association as a fundraiser for purchase, deployment and repair of Air Fence protective barriers and related safety equipment used during motorcycle events at Portland International Raceway.

Prevent injury. Save a life.

And whatever else you do…ride.

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
People's Choice

The festival is open to all films related to motorcycles or motorcycling culture. Please do not submit films that are not about or prominently feature motorcycling; they will not be considered.

There is no completion date requirement for the PDXMCFF. The festival will, however, consider premiere status and previous screenings when making its selections.

All submissions must be in English or contain burned-in English subtitles.

If selected, you must have one of the following formats available for exhibition at the festival.

High Definition: 35mm, DCP, Blu-Ray, MP4, H.264, or Quicktime (.mov) file.

Submission Formats: The festival requires one Blu-Ray, DVD, digital file, or online screener. Physical media should include the title and total running time. Preview materials will NOT be returned. Any subtitles for digital files must be burned-in; please do not submit separate subtitle files for screening or exhibition.

The festival is a charity event and does not pay screening fees. Submitters represent that they have the rights to authorize screening of their film and grant PDXMCFF permission to exhibit the film during the festival if selected. Submitters agree to indemnify PDXMCFF and its organizers for any claims resulting from the exhibition of their submission.

Selected films grant permission to use stills and, for features, up to 2 minutes of footage for the purpose of promoting the festival, in addition to any trailer for the film.

Overall Rating
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  • Kelly Alred

    Flew out to Portland from Atlanta for the screening. My girlfriend and I had a wonderful time. Packed theater, full of motorcycle enthusiasts…wonderful two nights of films. Being asked to participate in the director’s discussion panel was an honor, and seeing my film on the giant screen as movie-goers reacted to it was an experience I just can’t describe! Thank you PMFF!

    March 2024
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    Response from festival:

    It was wonderful to have you at the festival, Kelly! We look forward to seeing your future work.

  • I have had the pleasure of having 3 films in this amazing festival and each year it gets more and more rewarding. The amazing team really puts on a massive event that brings the world of cinema and motorcycles together in a very special way. It's not just bike people, it's film lovers, and their curation and event magic is second to none.

    February 2023
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    Response from festival:

    It was great to have you back to the festival. We're looking forward to your future submissions.

  • I loved this event! Tom was very responsive and helpful and an all-around great guy. The event had good energy, was sold out, and I made some excellent connections there. Plus, there were some really top-notch films shown. Well done, guys!

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Kirsten, it was great to have you out for the festival. Thanks so much for the positive feedback. I hope we see you again soon!

  • Justin Barnes

    Top-to-bottom one of the coolest experiences we've ever (and may ever) have. The organizers communicated so well, the quality of the whole event is HIGH and we can't wait to attend as fans next year.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Justin. It was so good to have your film as part of the festival. We'll see you next year!

  • Evan Senn

    Fantastic event! All great films, compelling Q&A, and a wonderful theater. Thank you to everyone who put this event together.

    February 2020