Yvonne - P3

Yvonne P. Behrens
Director, Portland German Film Festival

Yvonne P. Behrens is an Archives & Records Manager. She has worked for the UCLA Film & TV Archive and for the AFI Fest (The American Film Institute’s annual festival of international cinema). She was a regular contributor of film reviews for Just Out in Portland, OR and has been published in other outlets as well. Yvonne has been the Executive Director of the Portland Queer Festival for many years, and a contributor to the Outfest/UCLA Legacy Project for LGBT Film Preservation. She was also invited to be on the jury of the Teddy’s at the Berlin International Film Festival 2015. Contact her here.


Special thanks to

Petra Brambrink

Petra Brambrink has been a founding member and past president of Zeitgeist Northwest. After a successful career as a family therapist in Germany she immigrated to the US in 2003. She worked as a stone sculptor in Portland and as an instructor for stone carving for the visually impaired at the Washington State School for the blind in Vancouver, WA  before moving to New York in 2016. She played an instrumental role in bringing the German Film Festival to Portland.
 Renate Zylla - Festival Agentin

Renate Zylla
Festival Advisor for Children & Youth Films

Born in Bielefeld, Germany, Renate holds a Master of Pedagogy with a concentration in media at the University of Bielefeld. Renate Zylla is a director, organizer, manager of film projects and events and has been a jury member at international film festivals. In 1988 she became the director of the Kinder Film Fest of the Berlin International Film Fest and worked in this position until 2002. Since then she has been a festival agent for children and youth films around the world.

Mike Jefferson Justice

Mike is an acclaimed editor, writer, director and actor who is producing the
festival trailers for the Portland German Film Festival and the Portland Queer Film Festival. He is known for his work on the TV show EAST LOS HIGH (2013), THE TROUBLE WITH BARRY (2013) and IN HER SHOES (2005). You can contact him here.