Portland, OR. Northwest Film Center Director Bill Foster kicked off the XL Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) at a party in the Portland Art Museum’s Schnitzer Sculpture Court. The celebration on February 9th followed the opening night screening of Raoul Peck’s I Am Not Your Negro. Over three weeks in February, at various theatres in the area, fans choose from nearly 100 feature films and 60+ short films; some star big names like Kristen Steward and Cynthia Nixon. PIFF continues through February 25th. (Photo credit, Jason Quigley)

 

Paula Bernstein from Filmmaker Magazine with NW filmmakers Beth Federici and Alicia J. Rose.

The opening night reception for the 40th Portland International Film Festival was sold out.

Long-time NWFC Silver Screen Club Member and supporter Lisa Karplus

Representatives from Elk Cove Winery the Festival sponsor

(Photo by Jason Quigley www.photojq.com)

Here’s the trailer for one of the featured films to pique your interest. It’s called, The Olive Tree.

Personal Shopper is a thriller by Olivier Assayas starring Kristen Steward.

A Quiet Passion is the life story of the celebrated American poet Emily Dickinson (Cynthia Nixon), from her youth as a headstrong schoolgirl through to her reclusive adulthood, where poetry was solace.

Since 1977, the Portland International Film Festival has been the Northwest Film Center’s annual showcase of new world cinema. There are a host of different film categories from which to choose, including the following:

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