Films with a running time of 26 min to 59:59 minutes, including documentaries 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 is an annual showcase of new world cinema. Now in its 38th year, the event offers 125 features, shorts, and documentaries films from over 30 countries in just over two weeks.
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.
Bill Foster (Director)
; Morgen Ruff (Exhibition Program Assistant)
; Nick Bruno (Publicity & Promotions Manager)
; Thomas Phillipson (Regional Coordinator)
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 include a DVD (if sending DVD, we also take online screeners) with your Withoutabox entry ID number clearly labeled.
DO NOT SEND MATERIALS IN FIBERFILL ENVELOPES.
We will contact you by mid-to-late January if your film is 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.