40th Annual

Portland International Film Festival

February 09, 2017 to February 26, 2017

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1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland OR 97205
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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Documentary
Any feature-length (over 60 minutes) mostly non-fiction film can be entered in the Documentary category.

Documentaries running between 25 and 59:59 minutes can be submitted to our Long Shorts category.

Documentaries with a running time of less than 25 minutes can be submitted to our Shorts category.
Short
All films under 25 minutes—including documentaries, experimental works, and animation—can be submitted in our Shorts category.
Feature
All feature-length (over 60 minutes) fiction films—including non-narrative experimental films—can be entered in our Features category.
Long Short
Films with a running time of 25:01 to 59:59 minutes—including documentary, experimental works, and animation—can be submitted in our Long Shorts category.

Any film with a running time less than 25 minutes can be submitted to our Shorts category. Any film with a running time of more than 60 minutes can be submitted to our Features category.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual showcase of the very best in new world cinema. Drawing an audience of over 40,000, PIFF is the largest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 140 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February. Audiences can experience a variety of parties, visiting artists, and plenty of festival adventure taking in this feast of cinematic fare.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

The Portland International Film Festival is a showcase of the very best in contemporary world cinema. Established in 1977, the festival runs for two weeks in February and screens approximately 125 films each year from all corners of the globe.

This non-competitive festival focuses primarily on work from outside the United States but American features, documentaries, and shorts are included. The intent is to reveal and celebrate the diversity of cinema. We welcome the world's filmmakers and those who love film no matter the language spoken.



ORGANIZERS

Ben Popp (Filmmaker Services Manager); Benna Gottfried (Public Relations & Marketing Manager); Bill Foster (Director); Morgen Ruff (Exhibition Program Manager); Morgen Ruff (Exhibition Program Manager); Nick Bruno (Publicity & Promotions Manager); Rachel Record (Sponsorship & Events Manager); Sergei Khlopoff (Administrative Coordinator); bill foster (OTHER)

GENERAL RULES

PIFF is a non-competitive festival (though there are audience awards) and focuses primarily on work from outside the United States, but American features, documentaries, and shorts are also included.

Please, when submitting your work, we strongly recommend that you also send an online screener link to <piffsubmissions (at) nwfilm (dot) org> with the film title and tracking number clearly stated in the subject line of the email.

If submitting with .mov file, please upload to an online sharing service (Dropbox, Box, WeTransfer, etc.) and send an invite to piffsubmissions@nwfilm.org.

If submitting a DVD copy for consideration: please label the envelope with "PIFF40 Submissions" and make sure your tracking number is clearly marked as well. Note that we vastly prefer that filmmakers submit using the Secure Online Screener option.

DO NOT SEND MATERIALS IN FIBERFILL ENVELOPES.

We will contact you in mid-January if your film has been selected to screen.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I understand that submission of my work authorizes the Northwest Film Center to use the work for exhibition and/or publicity related to the Festival, that the Festival will handle the prints and tapes with a maximum of care but cannot be held liable for any damage or loss during the shipping, preview, or screening, and that the Festival is also not responsible for any claim involving copyright, trademark, or royalty infringements related to the work. I warrant that I am authorized to commit the film for screening, and understand and accept these requirements and regulations.