Fresh Film Northwest is a juried survey of work by up-and-coming teen filmmakers living in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska and British Columbia. Now in its 41st 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.
Each year, a jury of media professionals and community advocates select a group of films to be shown in November on the big screen at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, located inside of the Portland Art Museum. Selections and Honorable Mentions will also be presented at select tour stops in the Pacific Northwest as part of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Best of Tour, and available to view online on our Vimeo channel. Most recently, films from the 2016 Best of Tour screened at the Diva Art Center (Drain, OR) and the Whidbey Island Center for the Arts (Langley, WA).
The 2017 festival takes place on Saturday, November 4th from 11am to 1pm in the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the lower level of the Portland Art Museum, 1219 SW Park Ave. The event is free and open to the public.
If you’re a teen filmmaker residing in the Pacific Northwest and want to submit your work, head to our submission page.
The deadline to submit is Friday, August 18th, 2017.
Teachers and Organizers: Would you like a Fresh Film Northwest poster to display in your classroom, school, or facility? Email our Education Programs Manager Mia Ferm (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your mailing address and any questions.