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NEWSLETTER N° 364: May 14, 2008

user and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with The Hollywood Reporter, Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canad...

16th Jewish Film Festival April 2009

GENERAL INFORMATION: The Portland Jewish Film Festival explores themes of spirituality and Jewish identity throughout all parts of the world, especially how American Jews perceive themselves in a larger social context. The films, in their abundance, touch on tragedy, embrace humor and recount the emotional and tangible gains and losses of ...

Reel Music Festival; January 9th thru 31st 2009.

GENERAL INFORMATION: Reel Music, the Film Center’s celebration of music on film, treats music lovers to some of music’s most intriguing artists (both celebrated and little known) offering a filmic take on sounds, roots and personalities from bossa nova to indie rock. This year's Reel Music Festival will run January 9th thru 31st 2009. ENTRY INFORMATION: Regular Entry Deadline: October 19th...

32nd Portland International Film Festival, February 5-22, 2009

Drawing an audience of over 35,000, the Portland International Film Festival is the biggest film event in Oregon premiering over 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. ENTRY INFORMATION ENTRY DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2008 (POSTMARK) Submit an entry form and a copy of the work (for jurying pur...

Milos Forman retrospective at the NW Film Center

The Northwest Film Center presents:MILOS FORMAN: August 1-14"I discovered very soon that you can speak different languages and have different customs, but human nature is the same everywhere."-Milos FormanMilos Forman has been making films of remarkable wit and insight for more than 40 years, first in Czechoslovakia and then, after the 1968 Soviet invasion, in the United States. No matter how disparate they seem on the surface, his works are united by a deep empathy for his characters, especiall...

The Best of the 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival

The Best of the 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival touring program provides an exuberant cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest. Chosen by this year's Festival Judge, German writer and film critic Heike Kuhn, and first screened at the Festival last November, the selections reveal the diversity, vibrancy and creativity at play in the region's media arts community.The program includes the Judge's Award winner SARI'S MOTHER, by James Longley, Seattle; Audience Award winner NO B...

Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival

Second Annual QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film FestivalPortland, Oregon – QDoc: The Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival celebrates its second year and rolls out the 2008 line-up. This year's QDoc, which takes place at the Clinton Street Theater, brings strong international flavor with a program of films dealing with LGBT people living in South Africa, Italy, Kenya, Australia, Iran, Canada, United Kingdom, and the United States.QDoc aims to engage the public on core issues of LGBT...

3rd Montreal Underground Film Festival program

MUFF’s third edition, IN MUFF WE TRUST, broadens its horizons to feature an international crop of underground films.The third edition of the Montreal Underground Film Festival (MUFF) will unravel at a frenetic pace over a three-day period from May 15 to 17, 2008. With over 300 submissions hailing from over a dozen countries, MUFF had the daunting task of selecting the 80 finest and most innovative shorts and feature-length offerings from local and international artists. This year, three ven...

NEWSLETTER N° 361: April 23, 2008

user and CFC Media Lab, Telefilm Canada in partnership with Moving Pictures, Film & Festivals Magazine and are proud to present another installment of our Future of Cinema Salon Series at the Cannes Film Festival. This year promises to be a stellar line up that includes MingleTalk at the Canadian Pavilion — an event that will be b...

Newsletter 322, July 4th 2007

  _______________________________________________________________________________________ FESTIVALS AGENDA SUBMISSION CALENDARS Festivals calling for your films... This week, this month...   _______________________________________________________________________________________ Los ...

Oregon Media Arts Fellowships Awarded to Two Filmmakers

The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, established to recognize and support the work of Oregon film and video makers, announces its 2008 awards: $10,000 and $5,000 Fellowships to Portland filmmakers Chel White and David Walker, respectively.Funded by the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Public Broadcasting and the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, with additional in-kind support from The Oregon Film & Video Office and Chambers Communications, the Fellowships are a collaborative un...

QDoc returns to Portland

The second annual QDoc returns to the Clinton Street Theater May 29-June 1, 2008, right in time to kick off LGBT Pride Month in Portland. QDoc aims to engage the public on core issues of LGBT identity in politics, history, culture, family, aging and coming out issues, queer diversity, gender and sexuality. QDoc is the only festival in the United States, and only the second in the world, devoted exclusively to documentaries with queer content.The Festival opens Thursday night, with visiting dir...

PDX - Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival

The seventh annual Portland Documentary and eXperimental Film Festival (PDX Fest, for short!) is just two short weeks away! This year the festival will be taking place at the historic Hollywood Theatre from April 30 – May 4, 2008. We will also be hosting an exciting sidebar program of video installation work and multi-media performances at galleryHomeland. This year's festival is easily our biggest yet featuring five jam-packed days of provocative, artistic and firmly uncompromising films an...

Portland Jewish Fest line up

The Northwest Film Center and the Institute for Judaic Studies present the 16th annual Portland Jewish Film Festival. The selection of films express specific Jewish experiences, resonate beyond their cultural inspiration and speak to ideas, experiences and issues that confront our common humanity. APRIL 3 THUR 7 PMFUGITIVE PIECESCANADA 2007DIRECTOR: JEREMY PODESWA Based on the international best-seller by Anne Michaels, FUGITIVE PIECES is a poetic and emotionally charged film about love, loss a...

Experts and intelectuals enliven at HD Expo

Ted Schilowitz, cinematographer Bengt Jonsson, PlasterCITY’s Michael Cioni and Director Joseph Toman led a packed audience through a dynamic, real-world RED case study at HD EXPO last week at the Beverly Hilton. The panel illustrated their discussion with a reel of recent commercials, music videos and feature clips; and took a rapt audience through a robust RED workflow that has developed as the camera is deployed in a variety of productions. RED’s Schilowitz noted that, “The pipeline ha...

Portland International Film Festival's Audience Awards

The 31st Portland International Film Festival announces the Oregon Live Audience Award winners. This year's Festival wrapped up its 18 day run Sunday, February 24th after 186 total screenings at multiple theater locations in the downtown cultural district of Portland. This year's Festival was attended by over 30,000 attendees and included 74 features and 38 shorts from over 30 countries.Audience winners included Jan Sverák's EMPTIES (Czech Republic) for Best Feature, followed by THE VISITOR (US...

History Lessons: the films of Thomas Vaughan

As the long-time director of the Oregon Historical Society (1954-1989), one of Thomas Vaughan's key interests was film preservation and the building of the Society's Moving Image Archive. Today, the Society's holdings exceed 20,000 titles, including early newsreels, family movies, television programs and commercial/industrial film produced by professional and amateur Northwest filmmakers from 1902 to today. Vaughan's regard for film as document, and as a medium for telling history, is also evide...

Portland International Film Festival Highlights

The 31st Portland International Film Festival runs February 7-23, 2008The Northwest Film Center announces the 31st Portland International Film Festival (PIFF), it's annual cinematic foray of thought provoking and entertaining works from around the globe. Over the last 31 years, the Festival has provided diverse and innovative films to thousands of people from throughout the Northwest. This year's Festival will showcase over hundreds of compelling new films from three dozen countries, including r...

The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival's Audience Award Winners

The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival wrapped up its 9 day run Saturday, November 17 after screening 11 features and 34 short films made by artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana and Idaho.Portland filmmaker Irene Taylor Brodsky's HEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) emerged with the Best Feature prize. Taking the award for best Short Film was Claudia Morgado Escanilla's NO BIKINI (Vancouver BC).NW Film & Video Festival AUDIENCE AWARDSFEATURE FILMHEAR AND NOW (Portland OR) Irene Taylo...

Northwest Film & Video Festival

The 34th Northwest Film & Video Festival runs November 9-November 17The Northwest Film Center's annual showcase of new work by regional media artists takes center screen November 9-17, showing 44 feature, short and documentary films made by artists in Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Montana and Idaho. As the oldest and largest Festival presenting regionally made work, the Festival offers an up-to-the minute snapshot of a rich and diverse media arts community drawing increasing internationa...

Deauville Tributes

The thirty-third edition of the American Film Festival of Deauville will take place this year :From Friday, August 30th to Sunday, September 9th, 2007 Cinema is an art and as such, has its codes and its history.Just as music didn’t start with the Beatles, cinema didn’t start with George Lucas.There was Mozart, and even before, Guillaume de Machaux ; just as for the cinema there were Griffith, McCarey, Keaton, Chaplin, Capra, Ida Lupino…Here is the screenplay the Festival wants to direct: t...

A Feast Of Love For Robert Benton

 Monday, August 6-------Two-time Academy Award winner Robert Benton was especially eloquent as he was interviewed by film critic Janet Maslin at the Jacob Burns Film Center in Westchester County last Wednesday evening, following the screening of Benton's latest film, FEAST OF LOVE. The ensemble drama, based on Charles Baxter's acclaimed novel, features a superb cast headed by Morgan Freeman, Greg Kinnear, Jane Alexander and Radha Mitchell. The film will be released on September 28th by...

Annual Young People’s Film & Video Festival

The 31st Annual Young People’s Film & Video Festival, a free event produced through the Northwest Film Center’s Young Filmmakers Program, will be held on Sunday, July 15th, at 2pm at the Whitsell Auditorium (1219 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR). The Festival celebrates artistic excellence, technical achievement and originality in live action, documentary and animated films and videos made by kids, schools and youth organizations in Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Montana, Idaho and Utah. The only e...

All Hail The Duke

Monday, June 18---------He still rides tall in the saddle. John Wayne, known to his friends as Duke, would have turned 100 years old this month. In celebration of the iconic actor's 100th anniversary, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is presenting the John Wayne Centenary, a six-film retrospective of selections from the Museum's film archive. The series begins on Thursday, June 20 and runs through June 30. Films will be screened in the Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters at the Museum.The serie...

"Paranoid park" de Gus Van Sant

Lauréat de la Palme d’Or et du Prix de la mise en scène avec Elephant en 2003, le réalisateur Gus Van Sant nous revient cette année avec Paranoid Park, un long-métrage dans lequel les protagonistes sont de nouveau des adolescents. Dans cette adaptation du roman homonyme de Blake Nelson, il est question d’Alex, un jeune skateur de 16 ans, qui a tué accidentellement un agent de sécurité tout près du skatepark le plus malfamé de Portland, le Paranoid Park. Prenant la décision de ne r...


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