Call for Entries for the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

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– The Northwest Film Center asks filmmakers based in the Northwest region to submit their recent work for consideration for the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (NW Fest). The Festival is the longest running Festival in the region and was named one of Moviemaker Magazine’s Top 20 Coolest Festivals in 2013.

The 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival continues the Film Center’s tradition of bringing moving image artists of the Northwest together to share ideas, discover resources available to them, inspire, be inspired and to showcase their finest work to greater audiences.

The entry deadline is Monday August 15, 2016.
Festival dates: November 10-19, 2016.

A prominent filmmaker, curator, or critic will judge Festival entries. Past judges have included Kelly Reichardt, Bill Plympton, James Benning, Steve Anker, Kenneth Turan, Michael Almereyda, Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, and Todd Haynes. Generally, around 45 shorts, features and documentaries are screened during the Festival. After the Festival, 10-15 of the programmed shorts films will be selected for the Best of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Touring program, presented at key cultural and educational organizations across the Northwest.

Permanent residents of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington may submit up to two works of any length or genre released since January 1, 2014 and not previously entered in the Festival. Student entries (college and university only) must be from a school located in the Northwest.

There is no entry fee and submissions are automatically considered for the Film Center’s year-round Northwest Tracking series and the Portland International Film Festival. More information and an online entry link are available at the Northwest Film Center’s web site:

Questions should be directed to Festival Manager:
Ben Popp: 
[email protected]
The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization offering a variety of exhibition, education programs, and artist services throughout the region.  The Center presents a program of foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works year-round at the Whitsell Auditorium, located in the Portland Art Museum.  For more information, visit

Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium Portland Art Museum-1219 SW Park Avenue

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