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Page One: Inside the New York Times looks at the inner workings of one of the world’s most influential news organizations in an age of technological transition.  The one-time “New York Times Effect”, where second-tier media outlets follow the NYT by a day, is dependent on a daily print distribution cycle.  Today, as noted by NYT’s Bill Keller, “WikiLeaks doesn’t need us.  Daniel Ellsberg did.”  Page One investigates how “The Grey Lady” adapts to the landscape of 24/7 inform...

Nomading Film Festival Makes Its West Coast Debut in Portland

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The Nomading Film Festival (NoFF) will be hosing their WinterRecess event at McMenamins Mission Theater on January 28, 2012 from Noon to 4PM. Tickets to the event, which is being co-sponsored by Hostelling International and Moon Guide Books, are on sale now and they include one beer and are only $9. After Party to follow in partnership with Under Solen Media, Boothster, Osprey, Klean Kanteen and Nau to benefit Teen Living Charities, ProjectExplorer.Org, 100cameras and Matador Youth Scholarship ...

"Rid of Me" by Portland, Oregon native, James Westby, at Tribeca Film Festival

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When homebody Meris and her husband,  Mitch Canfield, move from Irvine, CA to Portland, OR to pursue a job at his friend’s company,  Meris feels like an outcast among Mitch’s fraternity/sorority like circle of old high school friends, and everything she does and says to try and fit in is perceived as awkward, freaky and bizarre. It is not until she finds her niche in punk rock, chocolate covered gummi bears,  and revenge, when she can finally break free and feel...

"Rid of Me" - Interview with the Director at Tribeca Film Festival

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When homebody Meris and her husband, Mitch Canfield, move from Irvine, CA to Portland, OR to pursue a job at his friend’s company, Meris feels like an outcast among Mitch’s fraternity/sorority like circle of old high school friends, and everything she does and says to try and fit in is perceived as awkward, freaky and bizarre. It is not until she finds her niche in punk rock, chocolate covered gummi bears, and wiping her “menses on a woman at the market’s face”, when she can fina...

Astoria/LIC International Film Festival

We are proud to present the first annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival in Astoria/LIC, New York. The festival will run from October 22 to October 24, 2010.

The festival strives to promote an open and nurturing environment for artists, writers, actors, filmmakers and fans, and focuses on offering great networking opportunities for its participants.

 There will be film screenings, short story and script readings and panel discussions. Please join us as we start off on a great new tradition and an exciting journey.

 

More information can be found at astorialicff.com 

Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York Will Screen at the First Annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival

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New York, Aug. 10 – “Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York,” (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1612144/) a documentary that explores the negative stereotypes of Russian women in America which emerged in the 1990s and persist today, will be shown as part of the first annual Astoria/LIC International Film Festival in Astoria/LIC, New York on October 24th at 2 p.m. “Zaritsas: Russian Women in New York” was written and directed by Elena Beloff and produced by Elena Beloff, Vincent D'Onofrio and ...

AIFF 2010: The Ashland Experience

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People love Ashland. Ashland, Oregon appears, at first glance, to be a quintessential small American town.  It has a population of about twenty thousand and a compact, walkable downtown where the closest thing to a skyscraper is the Ashland Springs Hotel - once the tallest building between, depending on who you ask, either Sacramento and Eugene or San Francisco and Portland - which towers over the Main Street “skyline” but never reaches double-digit storeys. Within a few blocks from...

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...

Salem Independent Horror Film Festival

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The Salem Independent Horror Film Festival showcases the talents of independent filmmakers using the horror genre in short and feature-length films. What better backdrop for a horror film festival than the beautiful and haunting city of Salem, MA.

The 18th Annual Jewish Film Festival

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The Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity throughout all parts of the world, especially how American Jews perceive themselves in a larger social context.

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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A juried survey of new moving image arts by independent Northwest film and video makers, the Festival draws over 300 entries in all genres each year and is judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator or critic. Now in it's 36th year, the Festival provides a forum where outstanding independent work receives public recognition, critical appraisal, and an engaged and enthusiastic regional audience. Past judges have included Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon, Bill Plympton, Dan Ireland, Karen Cooper of Filmforum, B. Ruby Rich, Amy Taubin, Jim Hoberman, and John Cooper, Sundance and Outfest programmer. Generally, 30-45 shorts, features, and documentaries are screened during the Festival, then 10-15 shorts are selected for the Best of the Northwest Tour program which travels the following year throughout the Northwest to media arts centers, museums, arts councils, and universities. Total audience exceeds 6000.

Portland Underground Film Festival

Call for entries is on for the first annual Portland Underground Film Festival.

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,...

Northwest Film & Video Festival awards

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The Northwest Film Centers 35th annual Northwest Film & Video Festival, November 7-15, audiences voted Vancouver, BC filmmaker A.J. Bonds HIRSUTE about a time travelling twinas their favorite short film, and Portlands filmmaker Ilana Sols ON PAPER WINGS, a documentary about American attack by Japanese paper bombs during World War IIas their favorite feature. This years Festival showcased 46 films from throughout the region32 shorts and 14 feature-length worksselected from over 300 entries.This y...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awards

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Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Three FilmmakersThe Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announced its 2008 awards November 9 at the 35th Northwest Film & Video Festival to Portland filmmakers Brian Lindstrom, Andrew Blubaugh and Lawrence Johnson. Each received $5,000 Fellowships administered by the Northwest Film Center.The Fellowship program is funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and t...

16th Jewish Film Festival April 2009

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GENERAL INFORMATION: The Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity throughout all parts of the world, especially how American Jews perceive themselves in a larger social context. The films, in their abundance, touch on tragedy, embrace humor and recount the emotional and tangible gains and losses of ...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Two Filmmakers

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The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announces its 2008 awards: $10,000 and $5,000 Fellowships to Portland filmmakers Chel White and David Walker, respectively.Funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, with additional in-kind support from The Oregon Film & Video Office and Chambers Communications, the Fellowships are a collaborative un...

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...

The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival's Audience Award Winners

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The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival wrapped up its 9 day run Saturday, November 17 after screening 11 features and 34 short films made by artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana and Idaho.Portland filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's HEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) emerged with the Best Feature prize. Taking the award for best Short Film was Claudia Morgado Escanilla's NO BIKINI (Vancouver BC).NW Film & Video Festival AUDIENCE AWARDSFEATURE FILMHEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) Irene Taylo...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival runs November 9-November 17The Northwest Film Center's annual showcase of new work by regional media artists takes center screen November 9-17, showing 44 feature, short and documentary films made by artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana and Idaho. As the oldest and largest Festival presenting regionally made work, the Festival offers an up-to-the minute snapshot of a rich and diverse media arts community drawing increasing internationa...

Annual Young People’s Film & Video Festival

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The 31st Annual Young People’s Film & Video Festival, a free event produced through the Northwest Film Center’s Young Filmmakers Program, will be held on Sunday, July 15th, at 2pm at the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR). The Festival celebrates artistic excellence, technical achievement and originality in live action, documentary and animated films and videos made by kids, schools and youth organizations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Utah. The only e...

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 ...

Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of Events

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33rd Northwest Film & Video Festival Schedule of EventsShowing November 10-November 18The Northwest Film & Video Festival, officially kicks off Friday, November 10th with a program of short films at 7pm at Cinema 21 Theatre. After the show there will be an Opening Night Party with musical guests Eux Autres at the Laura Russo Gallery. Admission for Opening Night festivities are $10 for screening and party or $10 for party alone. The Festival, playing throughout the week at the Whitsell Auditoriu...

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