Cinema Unbound Awardees Announced – Attend the Drive-in Experience

Steve McQueen, Garrett Bradley, Gus Van Sant, Mollye Asher, and Alex Bulkley to be honored at the 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards presented by the Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center.

The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum are pleased to announce the annual Cinema Unbound Awards 2021. This year’s honorees are Steve McQueen, Garrett Bradley, Gus Van Sant, Mollye Asher, and Alex Bulkley: boundary-breaking multimedia storytellers working at the intersection of art and cinema.

The awards will be presented on March 4, 2021, kicking off the 44th Annual Portland International Film Festival running from March 5 to March 14, 2021. This year’s Cinema Unbound Awards will be offered both in a Virtual Experience, available for free worldwide, and in a Drive-In Experience at Zidell Yards in Portland, Oregon. Ticket sales directly support the work of the Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum.

Steve McQueen, the Academy Award-winning British filmmaker and artist whose anthology film series Small Axe recently won Best Picture at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, says he is grateful for the support of artists’ creative exploration.

“I feel particularly honored to receive this Cinema Unbound Award from Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum at a time in my own creative journey when I have gone back to my true source and inspiration with Small Axe and felt more unbound creatively than I ever have,” says McQueen. “The work NWFC and PAM do in supporting creatives across different mediums in discovering their own artistic identity is vitally important.”

The event will be available free to the public virtually throughout the US and internationally by registering at To purchase tickets and tables for the in-person drive in awards experience to be held at the NWFC’s Cinema Unbound Drive-In in Portland, Oregon, please visit

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