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Tigard filmmaker selected for International Film Festival

by: SUBMITTED - Tigard resident Sal Strom's short film '3rd Degree' combines found footage with interviews from World War II veterans. The film will be showcased during the Portland International Film Festival on Feb. 11.The Portland International Film Festivalevery year attracts films from around the world, but this year it will also feature work from a little closer to home.

Tigard resident Sal Strom will showcase her film “3rd Degree,” at the festival, which begins next week.

According to the Northwest Film Center, which puts on the festival, Strom’s work will be shown as part of a special showcase of local filmmakers.

As part of Short Cuts V: Oregon Filmmakers’ Showcase, “3rd Degree” will be shown Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 8:30 p.m. in the Whitsell Auditorium, the Northwest Film Center’s screening room at the Portland Art Museum, 1219 S.W. Park Ave..

Strom’s short film, which is about two minutes in length, pairs found footage material with an oral history from a World War II veteran, according to the Northwest Film Center.

The state’s largest film festival, the Portland International Film Festival will feature a total of 128 feature films, animated films, documentaries and short films, including submissions for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

Strom’s short film is part of a 102-minute-long showcase of Oregon filmmakers, including Portland artists Joanna Priestley, Kimberly Warner, Pam Minty, Irene Taylor Brodsky, Vanessa Renwick and Stephanie Hough, and Eugene filmmaker Rachelle Sarfati.

Films will be screened at several theaters across the city, including the Whitsell Auditorium; the Empirical Theater at OMSIat OMSI, 1945 S.E. Water Ave.; Cinema21 , 616 N.W. 21st Ave.; Cinemagic, 2021 S.E. Hawthorne Blvd.; World Trade Center, 121 S.W. Salmon St. and Regal Fox Tower, 846 S.W. Park Ave. Tickets are $11 for general admission and can be purchased here..



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