April 26, 2017

  • SPECIAL FIRST TUESDAY SALON! Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope Chimacum High School Auditorium, May 2, 6 pm, with Special Guest, early childhood trauma expert, Jim Sporleder. Free.

  • Don’t Miss the Wearable Art Show, McCurdy Pavilion, May 13, two shows. PTFF brings you up close!

  • Filmmakers Raves For “Women & Film”: Thank You for Coming 


Jim Sporleder is a pioneer in bringing traumatized children of all ages back from the brink of despair and disengagement. Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope brings us new neuroscience and research to help kids move into a brighter future. Doors open at the Chimacum High School auditorium, Tues., May 2, at 5:30 p.m. for the 6 p.m. screening. Free public admission, thanks to Jefferson County Public Health and substance abuse prevention expert, Denise Banker. Jim Sporleder is the former principal of a Walla Walla high school that was reeling from gang violence. His visionary leadership changed his community and inspired new approaches to childhood trauma.

Details on the event: HERE. http://www.jeffersoncountypublichealth.org/index.php?cpc-free-family-program-1 Watch the trailer:HERE.  

Don’t Miss the Wearable Art Show 

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After 17 years of building theatres and enhancing sound and on-screen images, it’s our pleasure to assist the JCCF “Fund for Women & Girls” to produce The Wearable Art Show. Two shows are Saturday, May 13 at 2 pm and 7:30 pm. at McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park. Because we’re committed to great images for our community, what better way to support our own mission of “connecting filmmakers and audiences” than to undertake a three-camera live-shoot to bring the audience up close and personal with the remarkable creations that will appear on the runway. Our PTFF tech team helps you see what only a camera can see.

Tickets might still be available: HERE.  

Filmmakers Raves For “Women & Film” 

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rave We just received a note from one of our filmmakers who screened her work at our Women & Film event, April 8-9: “Port Townsend is a magical place and showing your film there is magic. The audiences are thoughtful, engaged and extremely educated. It’s a place where discussing your film’s thesis is not out of order, but is in fact welcomed. And the conversation promises to be excellent. That, coupled with the stunning natural beauty of the rugged coastline and profusion of tame deer, make PTFF a must-attend festival." We could not agree more! Save the dates for next year: April 7 & 8, 2018.

A special thanks to Deja Webster for capturing these images–and to all of you who made this event so dynamic.

Janette Force, Executive Director for PTFF
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