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.

Awards & Prizes

Best Feature Film
Best Short Film
People's Choice

Rules & Terms

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, or Quicktime (.mov) file.
Standard Definition: DVD 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.

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.

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    Matthew Sanders

    Great show. Look forward to submitting work again next year.

    March 2017
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    Craig Jackson

    Thanks to Tom and the organisers of the Portland Motorcycle Film Festival. The producers and Filmmaker of Beyond Siberia - Riding the Road of Bones were thrilled to be a part of the festival and super stoked to win the Peoples Choice award. An absolute honor! Unfortunately, we were not able to be there for the showing but by all accounts it was a sell out house and the crowd were very enthusiastic. Cheers to all involved.
    Craig Jackson - Compass Expeditions

    February 2017
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    Ned Thanhouser

    It was an honor to screen THE MONKEY AND HER DRIVER at the Portland Motorcycle Film Festival, the first locally produced motorcycle film to be screened in the festival's history. Great venue at the Hollywood Theatre and the event organizers put on a worthy event.

    May 2016
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks, Ned. None of this happens without the hard work of filmmakers making great films! And we agree—we're incredibly fortunate to have the Hollywood Theatre as a partner. It is a wonderful venue.