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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...

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...

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.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

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33rd Northwest Film & Video FestivalShorts and Feature FilmsShowing November 10-November 18After months of diligent endeavors to unearth all the Northwest filmmakers with new and exciting work, The Northwest Film & Video Festival, presented by the Northwest Film Center, received over 350 submissions from moving image artists peppered across the region. The theme of this year's Festival "Film Made Me Do It" draws on the sometimes heroic, sometimes pathetic lengths to which filmmakers must often t...

Young People's Film & Video Festival

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A CELEBRATION OF YOUTH & MEDIA ARTS:THE 30TH ANNUAL YOUNG PEOPLE'S FILM & VIDEO FESTIVALpresented by ComcastThe 30th 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 16th, 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 k...

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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