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Portland Film Festival, Portland, Oregon Film Festival

Submit Your Film To The 2016 Portland Film Festival!

The Portland Film Festival has already established itself as Portland’s leading film non-profit, with hundreds of screenings, events, education programs and community partnerships providing a unique opportunity for our diverse audience to connect with filmmakers working in all different genres and forms. In addition, our festivals hosts dozens of film and television professionals, offering filmmakers a chance to forge new relationships across the industry.

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Featuring a rich program of films in the Fiction, Non-Fiction, World Cinema, Transmedia, Short and Student Filmmaking categories, as well as a program dedicated to the work of filmmakers from Oregon, The Portland Festival offers emerging and established artists to present their films in a world-class screening environment, with curated competitions, Audience Awards, and opportunities to reach attending members of the national press.

Past attendees and alumni include Eli Roth, Justin Long, Haley Joel Osment, Abby Elliott, Chris Williams, Chuck Palahniuk, Jason Mamoa, Doug Benson, Wendy Froud, Brian Froud, Toby Froud, Penny Lane, Chelsea Cain, Daniel Wilson, Chelsey Reist, Isaac Fed-er, James Franco, Lorenza Izzo, Matt Walsh, Susan Sarandon, Michael Tully, Ryan Murdock, Kelly Reichardt, Kris Kaczor, Bryan Storkel, Leah Warshawski, Daryl Hannah, Vivian Norris, Karney Hatch, Jon Matthews, Dana Nachman, Mitchell Jackson, John Jeffcoat, Shawn Telford, Leah Meyerhoff, Mark Raso, David Zellner, Bradley King and more.

Hosted in venues across Portland, its public transportation and accessibility are matched by very few cities. Portland offers a relaxed community and quirky environment with sophisticated audiences deeply engaged in the art of film. Submit your film today and join us for The Annual Portland Film Festival, coming in August, 2016!

Submission Platforms

Deadlines

  • Early bird – February 5, 2016 (Midnight)
  • Regular – March 4, 2016 (Midnight)
  • Late – April 8, 2016 (Midnight)
  • Extended – May 6, 2016 (Midnight)
  • Final – May 31, 2016 (Midnight)

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Submit TODAY: Feb 5th Deadline for Submissions

Submit your project today—February 5th, 2016 is the final deadline for early bird savings. It won’t get any cheaper to submit your film to the Portland Film Festival.