The 40th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF XL) happens February 9-25, 2017 in Portland, Oregon.
Since 1977, the Portland International Film Festival has been the Northwest Film Center’s annual showcase of new world cinema. Over three weeks in February, through the exhibition of nearly 100 feature films and 60+ short films, PIFF audiences across the City of Portland travel the globe in theater seats through our celebration of the world’s filmmakers and cinephiles.
From January-April 2013, with the collaboration of partnering social service providers, the School of Film is mentoring 12 youth in transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Learning the hands-on process of filmmaking from our faculty, these individuals will share their personal stories on film, working both behind and in front of the camera, at a screening in April. To learn more about this program and how you can support it, visit nwfilm.org/youngfilmmakers/projectviewfinder/.