JOIN THE EVENT Why attend PNMC Festival

Great Speakers

Celebrities, stars, special guests will all meet in Portland to share their stories and works.  Learn from the best in one of the festival’s Master Classes!

Films & Scripts

Enjoy film screenings, script readings by exciting multi-cultural creators and performers.


PNMC Festival brings actors, filmmakers, writers, patrons together in the same room. The perfect place to learn, collaborate, celebrate!

Have Fun

Enjoy our opening reception, festival Pacific Northwest style brunch and the grand Gala!

CELEBRATING OUR DIFFERENCES TOGETHER Welcome to the Beautiful Pacific Northwest!

The Pacific Northwest Multi-Cultural Festival (PNMC Festival) is an inclusive multicultural festival that gives space and highlights the artistry of the under-represented playwright, filmmaker, and actor. Our goal is to provide an artistic and professional environment where under-represented artists can showcase their works to the general public and each other.

The PNMC Festival is part of PassinArt: A Theatre Company.  It’s based in Portland, Oregon.  The company launched the inaugural festival in August 2021.  Due to COVID restrictions, the festival was virtual. This year in the beautiful city of Portland, we’re excited to host the PNMC Festival in person.  We’ll also host Canadian artists from our neighbors across the border.  Highlights of the festival will be available post event through September, 2023.

LISTEN TO THE PNMC Festival Special Guest Speakers

Regina Taylor

Actress, director, playwright, educator, activist, Golden Globe winner for I'll Fly Away; playwright, Crowns, Bread, Oo-Blah-Dee.

Stephanie Frederic

Two-time Emmy Award-winning broadcast journalist, TV and film producer, Girls Trip, All Eyez On Me, Night School, American Gangster

William Andre Buchanan

CEO, ILL 4 Real Entertainment, Will Buchanan Investments, and CFO, Ram-Z Entertainment. Angel investor, coach, mentor, producer of two award-winning shorts - Neighbor and T.I.M.E to be screened during the festival.

Ted Lange

Playwright, director, actor, star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for Contribution to the History of Television for The Love Boat

Javon Johnson

PNMC Festival Co-Chair. Playwright, director, producer, actor The Oval, Daddy's Little Girls, Boo! A Medea Halloween

Rose Bianco

Actress, East New York, Minx, Cobra Kai, Being Mary Jane

Rhavynn Drummer

National casting director, director, producer, The Haves and The Have Nots and If Loving You is Wrong on the Oprah Winfrey Network.

Bobby Yan

PNMC Festival Co-Chair. Playwright, six-time Emmy Award winning director, Stalker, K-Love.

Vera J Katz

Professor, academic career spans 32 years in theater department at Howard University, 22 years at Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington DC.

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