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33rd Portland International Festival - 2010 Dates Announced

It's never too early to start planning ... the dates for the 33rd Portland International Festival have been announced and if you're thinking of getting your work showcased, you have until November. CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE COVERAGE & FILM REVIEWS FOR PIFF 2010

Here's the news release ...

The Northwest Film Center announced today that the 33rd Portland International Film Festival, a celebration of international and independent film and filmmakers, will run February 11-28, 2010. The deadline for submissions is November 2, 2009. Narrative features, documentaries, shorts, animation and experimental works on film, video and digital media, which have been completed after January 1, 2009, may be submitted. Entry and sponsor information may be found at http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/piff/.

The Northwest Film Center, producer of the Festival, is a regional media arts organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation and utilization of the media arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and help create a climate in which they flourish. The Film Center also produces the Northwest Film & Video Festival, November 6-15, 2009, an annual celebration of work by regional filmmakers.

About the Festival: The Portland International Film Festival is the major film event in Oregon, and one of the most culturally diverse and best-attended arts events in the region. The 19-day festival presents more than 125 feature films and shorts from more than 40 countries at downtown venues including the Portland Center for the Performing Arts, the Regal Broadway Cinemas, and the Portland Art Museum’s Whitsell Auditorium. As the major winter arts event in Portland, the Festival garners substantial media attention and is one of the most visible events of the year.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince breaks International Box Office Records

Box Office Review - July 19, 2009 - Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince - WINS