If you know Portland, you know that creativity abounds in all five quadrants (yes, they’re quadrants but we have five). So I don’t know what it is, call it the magnetism of Filmed by Bike Headquarters (based in NE Portland), if you will. An overwhelming majority of submissions for this year’s festival came from NE Portland. Sure, we had our Australias and Victorias and Dublins, and plenty all around the US, but the most common area of the world was right here. And the winner of the Proximity Contest goes to someone who is also in the running for the Hottest Short Short – a 30 second film submitted from three blocks away.
And they’re still rolling in! We’ve gotten nearly 20 submissions today alone. It’s 11:00 at night and the doorbell just rang with yet another.