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March 6 – March 15, 2020

Fresh Film Northwest is the Northwest Film Center’s annual juried survey of work by up-and-coming teen filmmakers living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia.  Now in its 43rd year, the Festival recognizes individual talent, showcases model examples of how film arts can be taught in schools, and engages all of us in helping to build the Northwest regional youth media community of 13- to 19-year-olds.

Important Update:
Starting in November 2019, we’re screening Fresh Film as part of the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF43) which will run from March 6-15th.

New deadline to submit is Friday, December 6th. Notifications will be made in January 2020.

While we do not yet have a specific date set for the screening, it will happen on a Saturday sometime between March 6 and March 15, 2020.

For regional filmmakers ages 13 to 19 and living Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or Alaska, it is FREE to submit your short films.


For general questions regarding the festival,  get in touch with our Education Programs Coordinator, Jodi Darby at

Submit your films here!


Check out past festivals!

42nd Fresh Film Northwest (2018)

41st Fresh Film Northwest (2017)

40th Fresh Film Northwest (2016)

39th Fresh Film Northwest (2015)

And more…