41st Annual

Portland International Film Festival

February 15, 2018 to March 01, 2018

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OPEN CALL FOR ENTRIES • Select a Category of Entry to continue.

Documentary
Any feature-length (i.e., over 60 minutes) mostly non-fiction film can be entered in the Documentary category.
Short
All films under 25 minutes—including documentaries, experimental works, and animation—can be submitted in our Shorts category.
Feature
All feature-length (i.e., 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.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual showcase of the very best in new world cinema. Established in 1977 and 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.

Awards & Prizes:

PIFF conducts extensive audience balloting for the end-of-Festival audience awards, which are tabulated from over 30,000 ballots. Winners for the Festival's 40th edition (February 2017) were:

Best Narrative Feature
1. Truman (Spain/Argentina), dir. Cesc Gay.
2. Land of Mine (Denmark/Germany), dir. Martin Zandvliet.
3. Heidi (Germany/Switzerland/South Africa), dir. Alain Gsponer.
4. The Invisible Guest (Spain), dir. Oriol Paulo.

Best Documentary Feature:
1. I Am Not Your Negro (US/France/Belgium/Switzerland), dir. Raoul Peck.
2. Obit (US), dir. Vanessa Gould.
3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (US), dir. Steve James.
4. Buzz One Four (US), dir. Matt McCormick.

Best First Feature:
1. My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland/France), dir. Claude Barras.
2. Alive & Kicking (US/Sweden), dir. Susan Glatzer.
3. The World of Us (South Korea), dir. Ga-Eun Yoon.
4. The Land of the Enlightened (Belgium/Ireland/Netherlands), dir. Pieter-Jan De Pue.

Best Animated Feature:
1. My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland/France), dir. Claude Barras.
2. Louise by the Shore (France), dir. Jean-François Laguionie.
3. Window Horses (Canada), dir. Ann Marie Fleming.
4. Revengeance (United States), dir. Bill Plympton, Jim Lujan.

Best Short Film:
1. Incendio (Portland, OR), dir. Slater Dixon.
2. Thanks for Dancing (Norway), dir. Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken.
3. Paniek! (Netherlands), dir. Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink.
4. One, Two Tree (Switzerland/France), dir. Yulia Aronova.

Best Oregon Short Film:
1. Incendio (Portland, OR), dir. Slater Dixon.
2. The Child and the Dead (Portland, OR), dir. Karina & Marc Ripper.
3. Kuwepo (Portland, OR), dir. Jan Haaken.
4. Your Move (Portland, OR), dir. Rollyn Stafford.

Best of Masters sidebar:
The Olive Tree (Spain/Germany), dir. Icíar Bollaín.

Best of PIFF After Dark sidebar:
The Invisible Guest (Spain), dir. Oriol Paulo.

Best of Ways of Seeing sidebar:
The Dreamed Ones (Germany/Austria), dir. Ruth Beckermann.

Best of Films for Families sidebar:
Heidi (Germany/Switzerland/South Africa), dir. Alain Gsponer.

Best of Global Panorama sidebar:
Train Driver’s Diary (Serbia/Croatia), dir. Milos Radovic.

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 140 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.

Optional pieces include a cover letter and any other press material, but it's best to hold off sending those until we ask for them — they make no difference in our selection process. If your film is selected, we'll get them from you at a more appropriate time.

We will contact you in mid-January 2018 if your film has been selected to screen.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

I understand that submission of my work authorizes the Northwest Film Center, the producer of the Portland International Film Festival, 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.