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42nd Portland International Film Festival

The 42nd Portland International Film Festival Audience Award Winners

The 42nd Portland International Film Festival Audience Award Winners (PORTLAND, OR) – The Northwest Film Center has the great pleasure of announcing this year’s Audience Award winners. Throughout the Festival, attendees were given the opportunity to register their opinions on each of the 90 features and 55 shorts screened at the 42nd Portland International Film

Announcement about Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival and Portland International Film Festival

Filmmaker support is at the core of the Northwest Film Center’s mission, and since our founding in 1971, we’ve helped countless Northwest filmmakers—based in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia—realize their artistic visions through classes, workshops, equipment access, screening programs, festivals, panel discussions, filmmaker summits, funding initiatives, and fellowships. Starting in November 2019,

PIFF 2019: Stupid Young Heart

Stupid Young Heart Directed by Selma Vilhunen Finland, Narrative, 2018, 102 mins., in Finnish and Somali with English subtitles Date/Time: Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 12 p.m. (program concludes at 1:50 p.m.) Location: Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. (inside the Portland Art Museum) Reservation Form Below Themes & Subjects: Immigration, Race & Racism, Nationalism,

PIFF 2019: Rafiki

Rafiki Directed by Wanuri Kahiu Kenya/South Africa, Narrative, 2018, 83 mins., in English and Swahili with English subtitles Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.. (program concludes at 1:30 p.m.) Location: Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. (inside the Portland Art Museum) Themes & Subjects: Kenyan Culture, LGBTQ, Women’s Rights, Class & Classicism, Adolescence,

PIFF 2019 Global Classroom

Global Classroom screenings during the 2019 Portland International Film Festival will take place Monday, March 11th through Thursday March 14th. As with all Global Classroom screenings, they are FREE, but online reservations are required. Click on the film titles below for all details and to submit a reservation. Both Monday screenings are full, but you

PIFF 2019: Miriam Lies

Miriam Lies Directed by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada Dominican Republic/Spain, Narrative, 2018, 90 mins., in Spanish with English subtitles Dates/Times:  Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. (directors in attendance, program concludes no later than 11:15 a.m.) Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (directors in attendance, program concludes no later than 2 p.m.) Location: Northwest

Special Events

Media Mixer hosted by the OMPA and the Northwest Film Center Thursday, November 1, 5:00pm Southpark Seafood — 901 SW Salmon St. Join the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) and the Northwest Film Center for a media mixer at South Park Seafood. The event is free for OMPA members, filmmakers, and Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival pass