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A Silver Screen Club membership at the Director Level is your PIFF pass! Get yours now.

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About the Festival
Drawing an audience of 38,000, the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest 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.

Press & Sponsorship
The Festival is sustained through the encouragement, leadership, and generosity of loyal sponsors who value the diverse perspectives and cultural inclusion that the Festival brings to the community. For information about 2015 partnership opportunities, contact Rachel Record at 503-221-1156 x17 or

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Please direct all press inquiries to Nick Bruno, Publicity and Promotions Manager, at 503-221-1156 x20 or

Volunteer for the Festival
The Portland International Film Festival would not be possible without the amazing support from our dedicated volunteers. For information about how to get involved with the 2016 Festival, please email


Submit a Film
The Portland International Film Festival accepts submissions on a seasonal basis. The submission season opens in May culminating with the Festival each February. Click here for more information on how to submit a film.

Global Classroom: International Cinema for K-12
The Portland International Film Festival invites teachers and K-12 students from throughout the community to take a cinematic field trip to the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium for special daytime screenings of international films during the Festival and throughout the school year. Chosen for their ability to expose students to other cultures and languages and broaden young people’s understanding of the world, some films will be appropriate for high school students, while others will be suitable for all grade levels. Both English language films and foreign language films will be featured. Admission to Global Classroom special screenings is free, but reservations are required. For more information about Global Classroom and its year-round programing, click here or contact

Become a Member—Your PIFF Pass
Ways to join:
• Purchase your Silver Screen Club card online.
• Order your card by mail using the printer friendly order form.
• Giving a gift? Use the printable form above or call 503-221-1156, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily.

Questions? See our online FAQ for more information.

Past Festivals
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Recent Audience Award Winners


• Best Narrative Feature – A War / Denmark / Tobias Lindholm
• Best Documentary Feature – Sonita / Iran / Rokhsareh Ghaem Maghami (tied with) Landfill Harmonic / United States / Brad Allgood and Graham Townsley
• Best New Director – Liza The Fox-fairy / Hungary / Károly Ujj Mészáros
• Best Short – Sista In The Brotherhood / Portland / Dawn Jones Redstone
• Best Oregon Short – Sista In The Brotherhood / Portland / Dawn Jones Redstone


• Best Narrative Feature – CONDUCTA / Cuba / Ernesto Deranas Serrano
• Best Documentary Feature – SUNSHINE SUPERMAN / US / Marah Strauch
• Best New Director – SUNSHINE SUPERMAN / US / Marah Strauch 
• Best Short – MY FRIEND NIETZSCHE / Brazil / Fáuston Da Silva
• Best Oregon Short – MELVIN THE BIRDER / Portland / David Emmite and Spencer Lott 


• Best Narrative Feature – TWO LIVES / Germany / George Maas, Edith Kaufmann
• Best Documentary – FINDING VIVIAN MAIER / United States / John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
• Best New Director – FINDING VIVIAN MAIER / United States / John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
• Best Animated Feature - ERNEST AND CELESTINE / France / Stephnie Aubier, Vincent Patar, Benjamin Renner
• Best Short – GRANDPA AND ME AND THE HELICOPTER TO HEAVEN / Sweden / Asa Blanck, Johan Palmgren
• Best Oregon Short – ONE LAST HUG AND A FEW SMOOCHES: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP / Portland / Irene Taylor Brodsky


• Best Narrative Feature – THE SAPPHIRES / Australia / Wayne Blair
• Best Documentary – AMERICAN WINTER / United States / Joe Gantz, Harry Gantz
• Best New Director – THE SAPPHIRES / Australia / Wayne Blair
• Best Short – THE OTHER SIDE / Israel / Khen Shalem
• Best Oregon Short – DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I / United States / Orland Nutt


• Best Narrative Feature – ALMANYA—WELCOME TO GERMANY / Germany / Yasemin Samdereli
• Best Documentary – FIRST POSITION / United States / Bess Kargman
• Best New Director – FIRST POSITION / United States / Bess Kargman
• Best Short – RAJU / Germany / Max Zähle


• Best Narrative Feature – INCENDIES / Canada / Denis Villeneuve
• Best Documentary – HOW TO DIE IN OREGON / United States / Peter D. Richardson
• Best New Directors – LOUDER THAN A BOMB / United States / Greg Jacobs and Jon Siskel
• Best Short – FLAWED / Canada / Andrea Dorfman


• Best Narrative Feature – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO / Sweden / Niels Arden Oplev
• Best Documentary – THE TOPP TWINS: UNTOUCHABLE GIRLS / New Zealand / Leane Pooley
• Best Short – THE MOUSE THAT SOARED / US / Kyle Bell


• Best Narrative Feature - DEAN SPANLEY / New Zealand / Toa Frazer and CHERRY BLOSSOMS / Germany / Doris Dörrie
• Best Documentary - PRESSURE COOKER / US / Jennifer Grausman, Mark Becker and THE BEACHES OF AGNÉS / France / Agnès Varda
•Best Short - NOUS DEUX ENCORE / US / Heather Harlow


• Best Narrative Feature - EMPTIES (CZECH REPUBLIC) Jan Sverák
• Best Documentary - TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE (US) Alex Gibney

Out of Town Visitors
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