Portland International Film Festival

NAME OF FESTIVAL: Portland International Film Festival
SINCE: 1977
WHERE: Portland, OR, USA
WEBSITE: www.nwfilm.org
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: Drawing an audience of 38,000, the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 140 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February.

37th Portland International Film Festival Audience Awards; TWO LIVES Wins Best Narrative Feature, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER Wins Best Documentary

37th Portland International Film Festival Audience Awards; TWO LIVES Wins Best Narrative Feature, FINDING VIVIAN MAIER Wins Best Documentary

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The 37th Portland International Film Festival announced this year’s Alaska Airlines Audience Award winners voted on by the 38,000+ attendees on each of the 104 features and 24 shorts screened at the festival.  Earning top audience accolades for Best Narrative Feature is TWO LIVES (Germany) directed by George Maas and Judith Kaufmann.  FINDING VIVIAN MAIER (United States) directed by John Maloof and Charlie Siskel was selected as the Best Documentary Feature.  Maloof and Siskel also took home the audience award for Best New Director Award. The PIFF 37 audience chose ERNEST AND CELESTINE (France) as this year’s Best Animated Feature.  This year’s Short Film Awards go to directors Asa Blanck and Johan Palmgren for their film GRANDPA AND ME AND A HELICOPTER TO HEAVEN (Sweden) and Irene Taylor Brodsky’s ONE LAST HUG AND A FEW SMOOCHES: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP was the recipient of the Oregon Short Film Award. 

After Dark Program Returns for 2014 Portland International Film Festival

After Dark Program Returns for 2014 Portland International Film Festival

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After taking a break during last year’s Festival, the popular After Dark program will return for this year’s Portland International Film Festival with SIX midnight movies.  Among the film  selections are new cult director Ti West’s (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) THE SACRAMENT, the “bold, metaphysical sci-fi satire” THE CONGRESS from animator Ari Folman (WALTZ WITH BASHIR), Zack Parker’s harrowing thriller PROXY, James Ward Byrkit’s “mind-bending sci-fi thriller” COHERENCE, Katrin Gebbe’s “intense and gripping first feature” NOTHING BAD CAN HAPPEN, and Alex van Warmerdam’s “dark, mischievous, and unsettling fable” BORGMAN.

BELLE and Master Animator Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES to Open 2014 Portland International Film Festival

BELLE and Master Animator Hayao Miyazaki’s THE WIND RISES to Open 2014 Portland International Film Festival

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The 37th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 37) opens on February 6th with two films – THE WIND RISES, the final work from master animator Hayao Miyazaki, will screen at at OMSI and Cinema 21, and the critically-acclaimed feature BELLE, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson screens at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum. The festival will run through the February 22nd, 2014.

‘Potiche’ to open 34th Portland International Film Festival

‘Potiche’ to open 34th Portland International Film Festival

The 34th Portland International Film Festival opens Thursday, February 10, at the Newmark Theater in the Portland Center for the Performing Arts (PCPA) with the French film Potiche from director François Ozon (Under the Sand, Swimming Pool, 8 Women). This light-hearted, sharp-tongued comedy stars two of the most acclaimed and beloved French actors of all time, Catherine Deneuve (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, Belle de Jour, Indochine) and Gérard Depardieu (The Last Metro, Jean de Florette, Cyrano […]