8 Quirky Festivals in North America


Faux Film Festival (Portland, Oregon)

For anyone who loves fake commercials or movie trailers, Portland's Faux Film Festival is the ticket to a surreal filmic never-never land. Mockumentaries and other celluloid spoofs are among the dozens of goofy entries shown in the historic 460-seat Hollywood Theatre. Past viewings have included the silly classic, It Came from the Lint Trap and the quirky The Lady from Sockholm, a film noir featuring sock puppets. The fest is usually staged at the end of March, with a packed house at each screening.