TARA JOHNSON-MEDINGER / Executive Director
Tara is the Executive Director of The Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival (POWFest) and founder of Sour Apple Productions. She served on the founding board of directors of the Women in Film Portland Chapter (WIF-PDX) for three years and was awarded the 2013 Service & Inspiration Award by the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA). Before moving to Portland, she was a manager of affiliate promotion at the FOX Broadcasting Company in Los Angeles for six years.
Through her production work as well as POWFest, Tara wants to promote and create new opportunities for women filmmakers not only in Oregon but world-wide. firstname.lastname@example.org
JODI DARBY / Education Director / Instructor
Jodi Darby is a media educator and producer specializing in experimental documentary video and photography. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally and she has worked with clients as diverse as the Pride Foundation, the Rock 'n' Roll Camp for Girls, Oregon Humanities, the Huffington Post and Rolling Stone magazine.
She has worked as Media Educator at Portland YouthBuilders, Youth Media Coordinator at Portland Community Media and currently teaches at Portland State University.
JEANETTE LI / Instructor
Jeanette Li is a Director of Photography, camera and lighting technician, and film production professional. Her production work has taken her all over the United States, to Indonesia, China, and Hong Kong where her various clients have included Michelin Tires, Estee Lauder, Sportman Boats, TLC, and FOX Network.
Since moving to Portland she has focused her work on a youth-centric web series adaptation of “The Secret Garden” which has been featured on AfterEllen, The Daily Fandom, New Media Rockstars, Pop Insomniacs, and Nerdophiles.
She is a member of Women in Film in Portland and was a volunteer for the Portland Oregon Women’s Film Festival this year where she first learned of POWgirls. She is super excited to be leading a part of POWgirls program and looks forward to helping usher in the next generation of young women working in film!