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The Portland International Film Festival accepts submissions on a seasonal basis. For our 39th Festival, happening February 11-27, 2016, submissions will be open as of Friday, June 5, 2015.

Deadlines are:

August 31, 2015 (early bird), October 12, 2015 (regular), October 19, 2015 (late), and October 26, 2015 (extended—Film Freeway and Withoutabox only).

The Northwest Film Center and Portland International Film Festival strongly prefer that you submit your work online, through one of these festival submission platforms (your choice):

Film Festival Life

You can now submit to the Portland International Film Festival through FilmFestivalLife. FilmFestivalLife makes everything you have seen so far in online submissions look like it was conceived in the 90's. HD secure screeners, festival and film rating tools, social features and the fastest growing community of film professionals online to share with. Be in the place where festivals are now discovering the next generation.

Film Freeway

The Portland International Film Festival proudly accepts entries via, the world's best online submissions platform.  FilmFreeway offers free HD online screeners, Vimeo and YouTube integration, and more.  Click the logo above to submit with FilmFreeway.
The Portland International Film Festival accepts online entries submitted via, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world.  Withoutabox's internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, and press kits.  Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools.  There's no extra cost to you, and by submitting you'll join Withoutabox's global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities.  Click the logo above to submit your fi9lm today!  Withoutabox logos are trademarks of Withoutabox, a DBA of Inc. or its affiliates.

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