It’s FINALLY here! Download a Copy of the PIFF 37 Schedule Right Now.

With less than three weeks until the opening of Oregon’s biggest annual film event, requests for a peek inside our 37th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 37) have reached a fever pitch.  Well, ask and ye shall receive!  Our handsome PIFF 37 programs will be hitting the streets beginning next week.  But, until then, we’re delighted to be able to offer up a downloadable digital edition of the full schedule below.

Keep your eyes on our website at nwfilm.org because the PIFF 37 Festival microsite will go live on Friday, January 24th with tickets going on sale on Monday, January 27th.  Our Advanced Ticket Office (ATO) will also open on the 27th.  The ATO is located in the lobby of the Portland Art Museum’s Mark Building (1119 SW Park Avenue).  Ticket are also available via phone at (503) 276-4310 beginning on the January 27th.

If you’d like to purchase a PIFF 37 pass, our Silver Screen Club memberships (Director level and above) function as both an all-access PIFF 37 pass and your ticket to all of our regularly priced programming throughout the year.  Memberships purchased at the Silver Screen Club Friend level receive discounts on both PIFF 37 programs and all of our regularly priced programming for a full year.  To join the Silver Screen club, click here or call our Membership Coordinator Sophia MacKenzie at (503) 221-1156 x19.

 

Want to grab the digital edition of the PIFF 37 schedule now?  Click the image below to download it:

PIFF 37 Admission Prices: 

$11 General; $10 Portland Art Museum Members, Students, Seniors; $8 Silver Screen Club Friends, Children
Opening Night: $25 general; $20 Silver Screen Friend and Portland Art Museum and OMSI Members

The Northwest Film Center’s 37th Portland International Film Festival will host screenings at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue), the Empirical Theater at OMSI (1945 SE Water Avenue), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Avenue), Cinemagic (2021 SE Hawthorne Boulevard), World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street, 1st Street, Building 2), and Regal Fox Tower (846 SW Park Avenue).

The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian, Regal Cinemas, LAIKA, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Alaska Airlines, Wieden+Kennedy, Delta Airlines, James F. Marion Miller Foundation, and many others.

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region.  The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum.  For more information, visit www.nwfilm.org.

Announcing the 37th Portland International Film Festival Dates and Opening Night Films

PIFF 37 pr - The Wind Rises

(PORTLAND, OR) – The Northwest Film Center is proud to announce the 37th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 37) dates and Opening Night films, as well as the inclusion of the newly renovated, state-of-the-art Empirical Theater at OMSI as a PIFF 37 venue.  This year’s Festival begins on February 6th and will run through the 22nd of the month.  Returning to an earlier model, the Festival will begin with Opening Night selections at multiple venues.  At OMSI and Cinema 21, the final work from master animator Hayao Miyazaki, THE WIND RISES, will screen at 6:45p.m., while the critically-acclaimed feature BELLE, starring Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Emily Watson, and Tom Wilkinson screens at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum, at 7p.m.

Screening times:

February 6 – Thursday 6:30p.m. (THE WIND RISES) at Cinema 21
February 6 – Thursday 6:45p.m. (THE WIND RISES) at OMSI
February 6 – Thursday 7p.m. (BELLE) at the Whitsell Auditorium

 

 OPENING NIGHT PARTY

The Northwest Film Center, with support from The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, invites you to join us after the films at OMSI’s Theory Eatery (located inside OMSI at 1945 SE Water Avenue) to celebrate the opening of PIFF 37.  Refreshments will be available from Bon Appétit, King Estate Winery, and Ninkasi Brewing.

Opening Night Film & Party tickets: $25 General, $20 Silver Screen Club Friend and Portland Art Museum and OMSI members. The evening, and all other PIFF and regular year-round Film Center screenings—more than 500 annually— are free for Silver Screen Director, Producer, Benefactor, and Sustainer members. Buy a PIFF pass in the form of Silver Screen Club membership now at http://nwfilm.org/donate/silverscreen/.  Opening Night tickets go on sale on January  27 at nwfilm.org.

 

ADDITIONAL FESTIVAL DETAILS

Following Opening Night, PIFF retains a sizable presence downtown with screenings at the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Avenue), the Empirical Theater at OMSI (1945 SE Water Avenue), Cinema 21 (616 NW 21st Avenue), Cinemagic (2021 SE Hawthorne Boulevard), World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street, 1st Street, Building 2), and Regal Fox Tower (846 SW Park Avenue).

 

Over the last 37 years, the Festival has populated its schedule with diverse and innovative films for an audience of more than 38,000 annually from throughout the Northwest.  As Oregon’s largest, most culturally diverse film event, the Portland International Film Festival pulls together a multi-faceted experience with over 125 films and special events presenting a full spectrum of features, documentaries, shorts, and visiting artists – and featuring submissions for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar and works by both returning masters and emerging talents.

This year’s Festival includes the return of the popular PIFF After Dark program, showcasing midnight movies like Ti West’s (THE HOUSE OF THE DEVIL) THE SACRAMENT and Ari Folman’s (WALTZ WITH BASHIR) THE CONGRESS for adventurous festival attendees.  Contained within the PIFF 37 lineup is a sizable animation block with seven animated features on offer, including THE APOSTLE, MY MOMMY IS IN AMERICA AND SHE MET BUFFALO BILL, and the latest film by Portland-born animator Bill Plympton, CHEATIN’.

Other highlights of PIFF 37 include screenings of Tsai Ming-Liang’s (WHAT TIME IS IT OVER THERE?) STRAY DOGS, Rithy Panh’s THE MISSING PICTURE, Doug Pray’s (HYPE!) LEVITATED MASS, François Ozon’s (SWIMMING POOL) YOUNG AND BEAUTIFUL, Jillian Schlesinger’s MAIDENTRIP, Alain Guiraudie’s STRANGER BY THE LAKE, Anthony Chen’s ILO ILO and Claude Lanzmann’s (SHOAH) THE LAST OF THE UNJUST.

FULL SCHEDULE
The full PIFF 37 Program is available to the public online January 24 at nwfilm.org. Press screenings begin on January 27.

 

ADVANCE TICKET OUTLET

Mark Building, Portland Art Museum, 1119 SW Park Avenue
Opens January 27 — daily from 12-6 p.m.
Advance tickets by phone at (503) 276-4310
Advance tickets online at nwfilm.org on January 27.

 

Admission Prices: 

$11 General; $10 Portland Art Museum Members, Students, Seniors; $8 Silver Screen Club Friends, Children

Opening Night: $25 general; $20 Silver Screen Friend and Portland Art Museum and OMSI Members

The Portland International Film Festival is sponsored by The Oregonian, Regal Cinemas, LAIKA, The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Alaska Airlines, Wieden+Kennedy, Delta Airlines, James F. Marion Miller Foundation, and many others.

The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region.  The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum.  For more information, visit www.nwfilm.org.

Announcing The Alaska Airlines Ticket Winner!

We’re excited to announce Susanne Domhan as the winner of the Alaska Airlines Audience Award ballot drawing. Susanne won a pair of tickets to anywhere Alaska flies! When we got to congratulate Susanne on the good news and asked where the journey might take her, Susanne said, “This came as a total surprise to us and we’ve only begun to ponder the possibilities. The sky is the limit!.”

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