Student and local bands to collab for music video fest

Student filmmakers and local bands are creating music videos to showcase at the first-ever Portland State Music Video Festival on May 16 at 6:30 p.m. in Parkway North.

A partnership between KPSU and, the festival gives film students and musicians the opportunity to create a music video together and a platform to get their work into the public eye.

Student filmmakers are paired up with a local band through the help of KPSU and will work on their video until the festival.

The event is free to all PSU students and the Portland community.

“It is a good way to grow a partnership with KPSU and a good way to provide an opportunity for students to network with local bands,” said Ranier Evans, marketing director for and creator of the festival, The festival is an experience-building opportunity for any PSU student, whether they are film or music majors, or not.

“Our mission is to give students an opportunity to gain real-world experience in video production, so I want to align the festival with our mission and make this a great way for students to build their portfolio,” Evans said.

It’s going to be a fun exhibition with food and beverages and maybe some live music. After all the videos are shown, the audience will get to decide on their favorite one.

“I stress the fact that everyone is welcome,” Evans said. “It’s something I’ve done before, and I really enjoyed the experience.”