Portland, February 7th, 2013. The Northwest Film Center’s 36th annual showcase of new world cinema is off and running. Mary C. Hinckley, Kim DeMent Smith and Steven Smith joined Northwest Film Center Director, Bill Foster, to toast the evening. The Portland International Film Festival features 135 films—92 features and 43 shorts—from February 7th – 23rd.
Drawing an audience of over 35,000, the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is the biggest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 100 international shorts and feature films to Portland audiences each February. Audiences can experience a variety of parties, visiting artists, and plenty of festival adventure taking in this feast of cinematic fare.
Here’s the trailer for this beautiful film which many compare to last year’s Academy Award winner “The Artist.”
Some of the film expected to draw big crowds include: Happy People, a film by Werner Herzog, No, a Chilean film starring Gael Garcia Bernaland Tabu. Art films such as Renoir and The Painting are also expected to attract film lovers.
Here’s a link to the schedule for the Portland International Film Festival.
About the Northwest Film Center:
Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.