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In accordance with the recent mandate from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, masks are required during Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. Masks continue to be required for all staff and visitors at the Portland Art Museum, including Venice VR Expanded.

October 3, 2019 – October 5, 2019

Portland Dance Film Festival, 2019

October 3, 4, 5. 7pm

dir. Various (Dance, DCP)

The Portland Dance Film Fest is a curated from submissions, multi-night festival, showcasing films from around the world by artists making relevant and inspired dance for film. The Portland Dance Film Fest 2019 addition will include 20 dance films, 4 mini-docs, and the Oregon Dance Film Commission. The ODFC is a program that brings together 2 artists: one choreographer and one filmmaker to create, shoot, edit and complete a dance film to be premiered at the festival. This year’s festival will take place at the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium.


Learn more about the Portland Dance Film Festival at

Portland Dance Film Festival Program 1

Directed by Various

PDFF PICKS 1 Going Home Director  Harrie Verbeek Director of Photography Richard Spierings Choreographer Jelena Kostić Dancer(s)  Huub Smit, Liz

Portland Dance Film Festival Program 2

PDFF PICKS 2 Cygnus  Directors Cara Hagan and Robert Uehlin Director of Photography  Robert Uehlin  Choreographer & Dancer  Cara Hagan

Portland Dance Film Festival Program 3

PDFF PICKS 3 Initiation Director & Choreographer  Iwona Pasińska Director of Photography  Marek Grabowski Dance artists Polish Dance Theatre: Fabian

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.