It's Always Local

Documentaries focused on community people and neighborhood issues.

Showtime
Director
Miguel Ángel González Mondragón
Country
Mexico
Year
2017
Runtime
2
Description

Inside the chaos of Mexico City in the days after the earthquake of September 19, a group of volunteers take the corpse of a person. A silent film, in which the faces of people express their feelings without need of any dialogue and reflect the feeling of a country in difficult times.

Director
Kyle Collins
Country
United States
Year
2018
Runtime
9
Description

'Invisible' is documentary series of short videos focused on the work being done with the houseless in Portland Or. Each episode revolves around one group helping those on the streets. Episode 2 showcases "Because People Matter" a non profit that has been meeting under the Burnside Bridge for 14 years.Category

Director
Szymon Piegza
Country
Poland
Year
2017
Runtime
6
Description

According to the Polish Football Association (PZPN) Ryszard "Rico" Kacysz is Poland's oldest active football player. But the game is no mere pastime for Rico. For over 60 years, he has divided his time into training sessions and match appearances. After his wife died, football provided him with a much-needed change in everyday chores. In his youth, he wanted to play for Poland - now, he just wants to be able to continue being part of the game.

Director
Daniel Ortiz-Rojo, Harrison Pinsonault, Neil McCalmont
Year
2017
Runtime
11
Student Film
Jefferson High School
Description

A documentary breaking down the negative stereotypes surrounding Jefferson high school, made by Jefferson students

Award
PUFF Audience Choice Award
Director
Greg Hamiton
Country
Vanuatu
Year
2018
Runtime
25
Description

A short-form documentary about art car creator, retired postman, and minister Rev. Charles "Chuck" Linville. An early adopter of DYI culture in Portland, OR, Rev. Linville is also one of the founding members of the Portland Cacophony Society, a collection of local artists, musicians, and pranksters that Fight Club author Chuck Palahniuk wrote about in his Portland expose "Fugitives and Refugees". Diabetic and in his sixties, he has seen trends come and go, while living and creating on his own terms.

Director
Audrey Rose Goldfarb
Country
United States
Year
2017
Runtime
6
Description

Ride along on a 50-mile bicycle adventure to watch the Great American Solar Eclipse.

Director
Kate Lain
Country
United States
Year
2015
Runtime
5
Description

This work comprises various types of documentation of a single trip along the entire length of Huntington Drive, a 16-mile-long street that passes through nine cities in Los Angeles County: sounds recorded at various points, photographs of sights along its length, sections of pages from a paper map book depicting the route, and scans of trash picked up along the way.

Director
Gus Frederick
Country
United States
Year
2017
Runtime
4
Description

A cosmic trip featuring the August 21, 2017 spectacle of the Dragon eating the Sun, as viewed from the path of totality in the Silverton Hills, of Oregon. Drum and Flute ambiance by Mike Lobdell.

Director
Alexei Dmitriev
Country
Russia
Year
2017
Runtime
7
Description

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Give a man a video camera, and you will have a film in twenty years.

Director
Amy Yang Chiao
Country
United States
Year
2017
Runtime
11
Description

Take me home. Country roads. Mountain Mama. We're almost heaven.
Two Chinese American families, Chiao and Tsai, drive across the country in 2005.