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March 5 – March 14, 2021

Established in 1977, The Portland International Film Festival is a creative, multi-media feast spotlighting artists both around the corner and across the globe—embracing bold, original, future-forward storytellers making cinema in all its forms. March 5 – 14, 2021.

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is a community celebration of the stories that bind us—whether told by artists in Montana or Morroco.

PIFF highlights the best of international and regional cinema while celebrating all forms of storytelling, including multimedia and interactive experiences that tell stories in new and engaging ways.

More than just a gathering of film lovers, PIFF elevates the unique voices of diverse artists from across the globe. During PIFF, audiences and artists forge new connections through guest speaker programs, panel discussions, and workshops. From this stage, PIFF acts as a platform for underrepresented voices and serves as a catalyst for cultural appreciation, conversation, collaboration, and community building.

Film submissions are open until November 30, 2020. Submit your film here: https://filmfreeway.com/PIFF

The Future/future competition highlights boundary-pushing new cinema from emerging filmmakers and representing some of the most exciting new voices in global cinema. Winners are chosen by a panel of guest judges.

Virtual Screenings Pass

Cinema Unbound Drive-In Pass

All-Access Pass

For sponsorship inquiries contact: Rachel Record: rachel@nwfilm.org

For press inquiries contact: December Carson: december@nwfilm.org



The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.