Established in 1977, The Portland International Film Festival is a creative, multi-media feast spotlighting artists both around the corner and across the globe—embracing bold, original, future-forward storytellers making cinema in all its forms. March 5 – 14, 2021.
The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is a community celebration of the stories that bind us—whether told by artists in Montana or Morroco.
PIFF highlights the best of international and regional cinema while celebrating all forms of storytelling, including multimedia and interactive experiences that tell stories in new and engaging ways.
More than just a gathering of film lovers, PIFF elevates the unique voices of diverse artists from across the globe. During PIFF, audiences and artists forge new connections through guest speaker programs, panel discussions, and workshops. From this stage, PIFF acts as a platform for underrepresented voices and serves as a catalyst for cultural appreciation, conversation, collaboration, and community building.
The Future/future competition highlights boundary-pushing new cinema from emerging filmmakers and representing some of the most exciting new voices in global cinema. Winners are chosen by a panel of guest judges.