Portland International Film Festival


Years running: 46 (since 1977)

Portland International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Portland.


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 125 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.


Audience Choice Awards.


Submissions are to be made via FilmFreeway.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

  • Bill Foster (Director)



United States

Official Website




1219 SW Park Avenue
Portland, OR 97205
United States

Phone: +1 (503) 221-1156


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    October 12, 2020
  • Regular Deadline
    November 30, 2020
  • Notifications
    January 11, 2021
  • Event Dates
    5 — 14 March 2021
Categories & Fees

(Narrative/Fiction/Experimental) This category is for fiction films—including non-narrative experimental works—with a running time of 60 minutes or greater.

  • Regular Deadline — $55

This category is for documentary (or, mostly documentary) features with a running time of 60 minutes or greater.

  • Regular Deadline — $55

For all short films, regardless of genre, with a running time of one second to 24:59.

  • Regular Deadline — $35
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