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Premiering May 2012, EFFPortland was sparked by the desire to fill the current need for a Portland-based experimental media festival.

The Experimental Media Festival is no longer Dormant in the City of Roses!

Grand Detour is proud to announce Experimental Film Fest Portland:

to be held May 23-27, 2012 in our fair city of Portland, Oregon.

If you are not sure what experimental means, take out a piece of paper and pen or pencil, and begin scribbling or scratching in a manner that you may never have tried before. Close your eyes and think of nothing. Create a new language or attempt to revive one you heard in your distant memory. Overlap shapes to create new shapes. Maybe sing aloud while doing this or rhythmically hop from one foot to the other. You get the drift.

We are already committed to programming: four days' worth of screenings and events- juried showcases, special guest screenings in partnership with Cinema Project and other local curators- and exhibitions of installations that will be on view for the duration of the festival and beyond. Your contribution will let us expand our vision to meet our ambitions for this inaugural event, enriching the festival with MORE peripheral events, MORE dynamic programming, MORE benefits for our artists, and MORE fuel for the eruption of experimentation, celebration, and community that is EFFPortland

To thank our wonderful backers, we have wrangled together a smorgasbord of "experimental" gifts, festival ephemera, tickets to screenings, and for one generous contributor, a chance to make that wedding proposal/personal ad/manifesto you've always dreamed of! That's right: one $500 contributor will get to take a full page out in the EFFPortland 2012 program, and use it for WHATEVER THEY WANT (excluding illegal, defamatory, discriminatory, and otherwise offensive content). 

Do you have a short experimental work or installation proposal for EFFPortland? You have until February 15, 2012 to submit, and don't forget: Portlandians and International Artists pay no submission fees!

About Grand DetourGrand Detour is a Portland, Oregon-based arts organization dedicated to experimental media. Since May 2010 Grand Detour has been hosting regular programming in a variety of environments and become a destination for national and international touring filmmakers and curators. We are planting the seeds towards our larger goal of becoming Portland’s hub for innovative video and media related artworks. Grand Detour is a haven for underground artists, digital methods classes, installations, and community discourse.

Special Thanks to our Kickstarter Video Production Team:

director/art dept/editing/energy source: rubina martini
director of photography and camera man with a plan:
kevin forrest
sound guru and lav lava/jello jiggle corrdinator:
benjamin starkey

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    Thanks so much! We will put your name on our website and festival program as a generous supporter of EFFPortland 2012.

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    Not only will we thank you on the web and in print, we'd also like to send you personalized, handmade postcard with some nice words to thank you for your trouble.

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    Along with thank-yous on the web and in our program, we'll send you a handmade card with a handmade EFFPortland thaumatrope (experimental animation toy)!

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    SURPRISE! We're sending you a media gift. As experimental artists, we love making things out of other things and into new and cool things. We want to send you one of these things. You'll also receive an EFFPortland thaumatrope, a handmade thank-you card, and a place in our illustrious backers list online and in the program.

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    (LOCALS ONLY) Backers receive ONE TICKET to the EFFPortland 2012 screening of your choice, along with a handmade card and thaumatrope, and thank-yous on the web and in print.

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    RING RING! Backers receive an "EFF Mobile" experimental telephone kit (as seen in our Kickstarter video). Great for kids and kids at heart to play with. We'll include a handmade card, an EFFPortland thaumatrope, and a mention on our website and in the festival program.

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    CONGRATULATIONS! You win a trophy! Whether it's for participation in a basketball tournament or MVP of a girls' soccer team, the plaque will have your name on it. Display proudly to show your friends that you support experimental media. With your repurposed and personalized trophy, you will receive an EFFPortland thaumatrope, and handmade thank-you card, and a mention on our website and in the festival program.

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    SURPRISE and CONGRATULATIONS! You get a trophy and an experimental media gift. Your swag will be packaged with a handmade card and thaumatrope and you will be thanked in our backers section online and in the program.

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    (LOCALS ONLY) Experimental Catering! Think you know jello? Think again! The Gelatineuse herself (Grand Detour member and EFFPortland Co-Director Hannah Piper Burns) uses fresh, gourmet ingredients and innovative techniques to create delicious, sophisticated gelatin treats perfect for any occasion! Backers at this level receive a personalized consultation to develop a recipe. The Gelatineuse will then make you batch of your very own gourmet gelatin in either a mold or single-serving bites. Serves approx. 20. Commence the jigglin'! (We will also mention you on our website and in print and you will receive an EFFPortland thaumatrope to play with while the gelatin sets)

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    Show your EFF Pride with an official EFFPortland2012 Logo Tee and a FREE TICKET to any EFFPortland 2012 screening.

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    The fun will be ERUPTING when you receive your official EFFPortland Volcano Kit! It's everything you need to make a classic model volcano, with some experimental twists. Great for kids, classes, or adult boredom.

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    As a token of our gratitude, we'd like to send you a DVD of selected works from our inaugural festival, in addition to a handmade card, an EFFPortland thaumatrope, and a shout-out in our program and on our website.

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    Woo! You will receive everything from the $50 level (a DVD of selected works from our inaugural festival, in addition to a handmade card, an EFFPortland thaumatrope, and a shout-out in our program and on our website), plus, we'll throw in ONE FREE TICKET to any EFFPortland 2012 event.

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    LOCALS ONLY EFFPortland is your oyster! You'll receive a wristband allowing access to ANY EFFPortland event throughout the festival, as well as a DVD of selected works from our juried programs.

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    OUT-OF-TOWNER KIT Can't make it to our inaugural festival? Fear not! We'll do everything to make you feel like you were there- you'll get a DVD of selected works from our juried screenings, a program signed by the EFFPortland Directors, a trophy celebrating your contribution, a handmade thank-you card and thaumatrope, and an official EFFPortland 2012 Logo Tee! You will also be thanked on our website and in the program.

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    FUN WITH LIGHT AND MAGIC! Ben Popp, experimental animator and EFFPortland co-director, will put together a direct animation kit for you, with everything you need to make handmade films with drawing, collage, or whatever else your beautiful mind can dream up. Perfect for craft project days, rainy days, and days when you just feel like making something cool. All kits come with a thaumatrope, handmade card, and a mention in our festival program and on our website.

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    LOCALS ONLY Jiggly Screening Party! The Gelatineuse will bring a batch of custom gourmet gelatin for 20 derived from a recipe developed in a personal consultation, as well as a DVD of selected works from EFFPortland 2012. She will be on hand to answer questions during and after the screening and present you with your EFFPortland 2012 Logo Tee and sponsor trophy, and you get to keep the DVD (and the leftovers)!

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    WE'RE LISTENING! This is your chance: you get to take out a full-page ad in in the EFFPortland 2012 festival program, and use it for WHATEVER YOU WANT.* Marriage proposals, art, manifestos, and shameless self-promotion are just SOME of the possibilities we welcome and encourage. *no hateful, defamatory, discriminatory, libelous, or illegal content please.

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    EFFIN VIP! Backers at this supreme level of awesomeness receive a wristband for access to all EFFPortland 2012 events, a jiggly screening party, a trophy, an official EFFPortland 2012 Logo Tee, and an EFFPortland volcano kit, in addition to the thaumatrope, handmade card, and gratitude via print and web.

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