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POWGirls Media Education Program - Help fund youth-created media!
POWGirls Media Education Program - Help fund youth-created media!
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POWGirls Summer 2019 $5k!

POWGirls depends on partnerships and donations to meet the costs of running our workshops. Since some POWGirls participants are unable to pay tuition, we rely heavily on scholarships to make our workshops available to all young women and non-binary youth. 

NO APPLICANT IS TURNED AWAY DUE TO LACK OF FUNDS.

POWGirls offers workshops in video production, cinematography, audio recording, set lighting, digital editing and media literacy for girls and non-binary youth ages 15-19. Our instructors are working media producers who inspire participants to be creative, tech-savvy leaders who will help realize gender equity in the film industry.

Help us empower young women and non-binary filmmakers to realize their power, creativity and voice in media production and encourage them to explore opportunities as future media-makers. Check out the awesome features on POWGirls in The Portland Mercury and Willamette Week.

Over the past four years, POWGirls has welcomed over 100 participants, created 21 films (including the one above!) and has made great strides towards gender equity within the film industry.

Many of our POWGirls Alumni have gone on to study filmmaking in college, work in the film/tv industry, make films on their own and intern for the POWGirls program!

Risks and challenges

POWGirls depends on a variety of funding sources to provide our year-round workshops including, grants, product donations, partnerships and individual financial donations. 80-90% of participants receive a full scholarship to attend the workshops. No one is turned away due to lack of funds.

Financial funding received through individual donations help off-set costs related to instructor salaries, space & equipment rental, insurance, marketing, curriculum development and outreach.

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    POWGirls Rule

    POWGirls Rule and so do you! We will send you a POWGirls sticker to put on your car bumper or favorite water bottle!

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    POWGirls Pride

    Support girls and non-binary youth by sporting your very own POW Film Fest classic or 10 Year Anniversary t-shirt! + the POW Film Fest/POWGirls goodies listed below.

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    We Heart POWGirls

    POWGirls motto is “My POWer is My Story” and we support the stories they want to tell! With your $100 donation you will receive a POW Film Fest/ POWGirls wrist cuff – sporting this great conversation piece will give you the opportunity to spread the word about the amazing work that the POWGirls are doing! + the POW FilmFest/POWGirls goodies listed below.

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    POWGirls Tuition Supporter

    You are a POWGirls Tuition Supporter and have provided one scholarship for a POWGirl to attend a workshop. You will also be given a special preview of all the 2019 POWGirls films before they screen in public! + the POW Film Fest/POWGirls goodies listed below.

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    POWGirls POWer Circle Member

    You are a POWGirls POWer Circle Member and we receive a special piece of POWGirls flare to wear with pride knowing that you have helped two POWGirls attend a workshop on a scholarship! + the POW Film Fest/POWGirls goodies listed below.

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    POWGirls Gold Medal Winner

    You are a POWGirls VIP and will be thanked in the credits of all the 2019 POWGirls Films! + the POW Film Fest/POWGirls goodies listed below.

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    One and done. You are a champion and will be celebrated with POW Film Fest and POWGirls gifts listed below as well as honored at our upcoming POWGirls annual screening in September 2019!

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