Portland International Film Festival

PIFF

41st edition

Feb 15 - Mar 01, 2018
Portland, Oregon, United States

Open Call Jun 16, 2017 - Oct 27, 2017  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films Animation, Children, Commercial, Docu-feature, Documentary, Experimental, Hybrids, Multimedia, Narrative fiction, Student
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short

Mission / description The Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) is an annual showcase of the very best in new world cinema. Established in 1977 and drawing an audience of over 40,000, PIFF is the largest film event in Oregon, premiering more than 140 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.

PIFF conducts extensive audience balloting for the end-of-Festival audience awards, which are tabulated from over 30,000 ballots. Winners for the Festival's 40th edition (February 2017) were:

Best Narrative Feature
1. Truman (Spain/Argentina), dir. Cesc Gay.
2. Land of Mine (Denmark/Germany), dir. Martin Zandvliet.
3. Heidi (Germany/Switzerland/South Africa), dir. Alain Gsponer.
4. The Invisible Guest (Spain), dir. Oriol Paulo.

Best Documentary Feature:
1. I Am Not Your Negro (US/France/Belgium/Switzerland), dir. Raoul Peck.
2. Obit (US), dir. Vanessa Gould.
3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (US), dir. Steve James.
4. Buzz One Four (US), dir. Matt McCormick.

Best First Feature:
1. My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland/France), dir. Claude Barras.
2. Alive & Kicking (US/Sweden), dir. Susan Glatzer.
3. The World of Us (South Korea), dir. Ga-Eun Yoon.
4. The Land of the Enlightened (Belgium/Ireland/Netherlands), dir. Pieter-Jan De Pue.

Best Animated Feature:
1. My Life as a Zucchini (Switzerland/France), dir. Claude Barras.
2. Louise by the Shore (France), dir. Jean-François Laguionie.
3. Window Horses (Canada), dir. Ann Marie Fleming.
4. Revengeance (United States), dir. Bill Plympton, Jim Lujan.

Best Short Film:
1. Incendio (Portland, OR), dir. Slater Dixon.
2. Thanks for Dancing (Norway), dir. Henrik Martin Dahlsbakken.
3. Paniek! (Netherlands), dir. Joost Lieuwma, Daan Velsink.
4. One, Two Tree (Switzerland/France), dir. Yulia Aronova.

Best Oregon Short Film:
1. Incendio (Portland, OR), dir. Slater Dixon.
2. The Child and the Dead (Portland, OR), dir. Karina & Marc Ripper.
3. Kuwepo (Portland, OR), dir. Jan Haaken.
4. Your Move (Portland, OR), dir. Rollyn Stafford.

Best of Masters sidebar:
The Olive Tree (Spain/Germany), dir. Icíar Bollaín.

Best of PIFF After Dark sidebar:
The Invisible Guest (Spain), dir. Oriol Paulo.

Best of Ways of Seeing sidebar:
The Dreamed Ones (Germany/Austria), dir. Ruth Beckermann.

Best of Films for Families sidebar:
Heidi (Germany/Switzerland/South Africa), dir. Alain Gsponer.

Best of Global Panorama sidebar:
Train Driver’s Diary (Serbia/Croatia), dir. Milos Radovic.
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Festival website http://www.nwfilm.org/festivals/piff/

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