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Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival: November 7-15, 2014
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The Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by regional filmmakers, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival—for 38 years called the Northwest Film & Video Festival—brings artists and audiences together for a singular community celebration. Each year the Festival draws more than 400 entries from filmmakers in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, presenting to the public carefully selected programs of outstanding work and awarding critical recognition to top juror- and audience-recognized films. After the Festival, the event lives on in the form of the “Best of the Northwest” touring program, presented at key cultural and educational organizations across the Northwest.

Entry Information
Eligibility: Permanent residents of Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington may submit two works of any length or genre released since August 1, 2011 and not previously entered in the Festival. Student entries (college and university only) must be from a school located in the Northwest.

Entry Procedures
Submit an entry form and a copy of the work (for jurying purposes) on DVD. Label disc clearly with name, phone, title, and running time. Please include publicity stills for the work; other publicity materials are welcome. We appreciate receiving entries as early as possible.

For further information, contact Thomas Phillipson via email:

41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival Guidelines
41st Northwest Filmmakers' Festival Entry Form

Mail All Entries To:
Northwest Filmmakers' Festival
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, OR 97205


Notification and Entry Return
We will notify all filmmakers of the status of their work via e-mail by October 15, 2013.

Festival, Tour, Awards & Honoraria
Following presentation in Portland, the Film Center will assemble selected works for the Best of the Northwest Touring Program that will circulate throughout the region in the following year. Works presented at the Festival and in the Tour will be screened in their original formats. This year’s Festival and tour participants will share in approximately $15,000 in lab service awards and Tour honoraria.

Sponsorship Opportunities
The Festival is sustained through the encouragement, leadership, and generosity of loyal sponsors who value the unique artistic accomplishments of Northwest filmmakers and want to support the regional creative community. For information about 2013 partnership opportunities, contact Kristy Conrad at 503-221-1156 x17 or

40th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival Sponsor Overview

Past Festivals
Visit the 40th Northwest Filmmakers' Festival micro site (2013) or visit our archive.

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