The Portland International Film Festival is a showcase of the very best in contemporary world cinema. Established in 1977, the festival runs for two weeks in February and screens approximately 125 films each year from all corners of the globe.
This non-competitive festival focuses primarily on work from outside the United States but American features, documentaries, and shorts are included. The intent is to reveal and celebrate the diversity of cinema. We welcome the world's filmmakers and those who love film no matter the language spoken.
The Portland International Film Festival accepts submissions from the beginning of March through the end of November.
The Slamdance Film Festival is a year round organization dedicated to new filmmakers and their vision.
Started in 1995 by a group of writer/director/ producers, Slamdance continues to be organized and programmed by active filmmakers. Now in its tenth year as a festival that runs simultaneous to the Sundance Film Festival, Slamdance has established a unique reputation for premiering independent films by first-time directors working with limited budgets.
As a year-round organization, Slamdance serves as a showcase for the discovery of new and emerging talent and is dedicated to the nurturing and development of new independent artists and their cinematic vision. For the 2010 Festival, Slamdance received a record number of over 5,000 submissions. Slamdance lives by its mantra: "By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers." No other festival is fully programmed by filmmakers. Slamdance counts among its alumni many notable writers and directors who first gained notice at the festival, including Christopher Nolan, Marc Forster and Jared Hess. Oren Peli’s PARANORMAL ACTIVITY originally acquired from Slamdance went onto to gross over $100 million at the Box Office. New filmmakers and writers today realize Slamdance is a great place to launch their careers. Submission deadline AUGUST 13, 2010.
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