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The 33rd Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards

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The 33rd Portland International Film Festival announces the Oregonian Audience Award winners. This year's Festival wrapped up its 18 day run Sunday, February 28th after 195 total screenings at multiple theater locations in the downtown cultural district of Portland. This year's Festival was attended by over 30,000 attendees and included 77 features and 39 shorts from over 40 countries.   Audience winners include Best Narrative Feature THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (Sweden) and...

The World will come to us in film at the 33rd Portland International Film Festival

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The 33rd Portland International Film Festival will unspool February 11-28, 2010   The Northwest Film Center announces the 33rd Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), its annual cinematic foray of thought-provoking, engaging and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 33 years, the Festival has screened diverse and innovative films for thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year's Festival will showcase 117 compelling new films, from three d...

Portland International Film Festival’s Audience Awards

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The 32nd Portland International Film Festival’s Audience Awards The 31,000 audience members at this year’s 32nd Portland International Film Festival have selected their favorite films from among the 78 feature and 36 shorts screened February 6-22. Tying for first place for Best Feature Award are Toa Frazer’s DEAN SPANLEY (New Zealand) and Dorie Dörrie’s CHERRY BLOSSOMS (Germany). Two films also tied for the Best Documentary Award—Festival guest Jennifer Grausman’s film PRESSURE COO...

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A rich snapshot of new world cinema, the Portland International Film Festival presents nearly 100 features, documentaries and shorts from over 30 countries in just over 2 week.

Portland International Film toopen with Coraline

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The Northwest Film Center announces the 32nd Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), its annual cinematic foray of thought provoking and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 31 years, the Festival has provided diverse and innovative films to thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year’s Festival will showcase 115 compelling new films from over three dozen countries, including regional work, to an audience of more than 35,000.The Festival opens Thursday,...

32nd Portland International Film Festival, February 5-22, 2009

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Drawing an audience of over 35,000, the Portland International Film Festival is the biggest film event in Oregon premiering over 100 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February. Audiences can experience a variety of parties, visiting artists and plenty of Festival adventure taking in this feast of cinematic fare. ENTRY INFORMATION ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2008 (POSTMARK) Submit an entry form and a copy of the work (for jurying pur...

Portland International Film Festival Highlights

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The 31st Portland International Film Festival runs February 7-23, 2008The Northwest Film Center announces the 31st Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), it's annual cinematic foray of thought provoking and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 31 years, the Festival has provided diverse and innovative films to thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year's Festival will showcase over hundreds of compelling new films from three dozen countries, including r...

Media Arts Fellowship Offered to Oregon Filmmakers

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A fund has been established for Oregon filmmakers to provide financial support for production expenses to enable Oregon film or video artists to create or complete new work, or works in progress. Media artists will be able to apply for up to $15,000 in cash and up to 3 weeks of studio, video and audio support. The Media Arts Fellowship will recognize and assist media artists whose work shows exceptional promise and who have demonstrated a commitment to film or video art. The Oregon Arts Comm...

Portland International Film Festival Encore screenings

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The Portland International Film FestivalClosing Night and Encore ScreeningsThe 30th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) has been packing audiences into its theatres daily since opening on February 9th and is looking forward to several highlight events still to come in this 16-day feast of outstanding international cinema.The last films on Closing Night include:"Summer Palace" 2/24 7:45 Broadway Metroplex (B1)"Red Road": 2/24 8:00 Whitsell Auditorium (WH)"Private Fears": 2/24 8:15 Cinema ...

The Portland Festival restrospective on posters

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The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) looks back on the last 30 years with a Poster Retrospective. From flying space pickles to painterly compositions, each poster gives a glimpse into the evolution of print design and the themes of the International Film Festival. The Northwest Film Center has commissioned various graphic designers over the years, including artists such as Monte Dolack, Michael Kelley and Steve Sandstrom. Many PIFF posters have won industry awards for their design.Exh...

The Portland International Film Festival turns 30

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The Portland International Film Festival30th AnniversaryFebruary 9-24, 2007On March 17th, 1977, the first Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) opened with a long line of film fans and eager patrons ready to see Orson Welles' F is for Fake, the first of 20 films from 20 countries. Over the last 30 years and thousand of films, the Festival has drawn hundreds of thousands of people from throughout the Northwest to an event that will this year showcase 125 films from three dozen countries and...

US Festivals getting funded by the Oscars between 5 and 50k

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The Academy Foundation of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences alerted the Port Townsend Film Festival today that it was selected as one of 28 U.S. film festivals to receive grants for calendar year 2007, Festival Grants Committee Chair Gale Anne Hurd announced today. The Port Townsend Film Festival, which completed its seventh festival last month, will receive $5,000. The fund will be used to bring filmmakers to the eighth annual festival next year, according to Peter Simpson, execu...

Portland's showcase of world cinema launches

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The 29th year of Portland's much anticipated showcase of world cinema launches Friday, February 10, 2006 with screenings and an after-film champagne and desert gala swinging into the night.With 150 screenings over 16 days featuring 67 features and 50 short subject films from 35 countries, with many Portland premieres and Oscar submissions for foreign films, the Portland International Film Festival is easily Oregon's biggest film event of the yearOpening Night Films7:00 PM ROLLING FAMILY (ARGENT...

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