Portland International Film Festival Starts Today!

Running February 6-22, 2014, Northwest Film Center’s 37th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 37) will bring more than 130 features, documentaries, and short films to the Portland Metro area. Over the last 37 years, the festival has populated its schedule with diverse and innovative films for an audience of more than 38,000 annually from throughout the Northwest region.

PIFF 37 kicks off tonight with film screenings at three different venues: the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium (located in the Portland Art Museum), Cinema 21, and the festival’s newest venue, OMSI.

Among the festival’s programming highlights is Short Cuts V: Oregon Filmmakers’ Showcase, to be held on Tuesday, February 11. The program features short works by Oregon-based filmmakers, including films by festival favorites like Joanna Priestley and Vanessa Renwick, but also work by emerging talents like Stephanie Hough, Rachelle Sarfati, and Kimberly Warner. The showcase also allows Portland audiences the opportunity to view Academy Award-nominated documentary filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky’s latest work. All filmmakers will be in attendance for the screening.

For more information on Short Cuts V or to view the full PIFF 37 schedule, visit festivals.nwfilm.org/piff37/.

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