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2016 Portland Film Festival

August 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm - September 5, 2016 @ 10:00 pm UTC-7

Watch. Think. Discuss.
Fun happens at the Portland Film Festival:
August 29th to September 5th

Named one of the top 25 coolest film festivals in the world, the Portland Film Festival (PDXFF) is the biggest and most highly attended summer movie event in the Northwest. This year, we have over 218 hours of movies, comedies, independents, documentaries, shorts, music videos and more. If you’re interested in learning more about the industry, come for the workshops, networking opportunities, parties, talks, classes, behind-the-scene tours and red carpets. Plus, enjoy craft beer, specialty food, and all kinds of bands and musicians.

Limited-time, Online-Only Deals
Buy passes early and get fantastic discounts on everything from all-access passes to VIP passes that give you the run of the festival, including exclusive access to filmmakers.

Pass Options
There are a variety of prices and options available for attending the Portland Film Festival. Individual tickets will be sold up to 24 hours in advance of the screening. The day of the event, tickets will only be sold at the screening venue. A rush “stanby” line will be opened for every screening one hour before screen time. Even if sold out online, a select amount of tickets will be held for sale at every event.

VIP PASS – Get VIP access to every event, event, workshop, panel and film as well as all filmmakers events including the lounge, offering filmmakers and VIPs lunch, snacks, appetizers and drinks daily 11am to 5pm. Includes opening night film and after party and closing night film and after party. Get a swag bag with a festival shirt, tote and bumper sticker. Get 10% off any festival merchandise. Bring a friend for 50% off (Does not include additional VIP passes.) Show up to films at least 10m before start time. $329.99

ALL ACCESS PASS – Get access to every event, workshop, panel and film. Includes opening night film and after party and closing night film and after party. Show up to films at least 15m before start time. Get a festival bumper sticker. $189.99

HONORED: STUDENT & SENIOR PASS – Discount to students and seniors 55 and older. Show proof of enrollment or age using a valid ID. Get access to every event, workshop, panel and film. Includes opening night film and after party and closing night film and after party. Show up to films at least 10m before start time. Show up at least 15m before start time. Venues may have age restrictions, please contact them individually for each show. $79.99

Festival Line-Up
The films, events and workshops that have been selected for the 2016 Portland Film Festival. Once you purchase a pass, you will be included on our email announcement list and will get first access to all information as it becomes available.


Pass & Ticket Pick-up
We will distribute all tickets and passes via USPS. Passes purchased within a week of the event should be picked up at a designated location. Designated locations include the Festival Headquarters and Filmmakers Lounge. These locations will be announced in the coming weeks.

Admission for all events will be on a first-come, first-served basis depending on your ticket and pass. We highly recommend arriving early to events, as capacity is restricted to the regulations of each individual venue. See your ticket or pass description for admission policies.

What does standby mean?
When a film screening is deemed “standby” it means that the allotment of advance tickets has been reached. Seats that are set aside for pass holders are released for sale 10 minutes prior to a screening. The released seats are deemed Standby Tickets and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis. Standby lines form one hour prior to a screening. Cash or vouchers only.

Schedule Changes
Sometimes, for reasons beyond our control, programs must be changed, rescheduled or cancelled. A daily update on schedule changes may be obtained online at http://www.portlandfilmfestival.com or you may pick up a list of changes at any of the festival theatres. Please check for updates online and in venues periodically.

Festival Policies
The PDXFF refund policy is that ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUNDS OR EXCHANGES, except in cases of cancellation. The PDXFF reserves the right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. We enforce this policy to ensure a secure, professional, and convenient environment for all of our customers.

Festival Merchandise
Merchandise is available online and will be available at the Festival Headquarters during operating hours. Merchandise will also be available at Festival Theatres during the festival.

Filmmaker Lounge
Located in a new location every year, our Filmmaker Lounge offers “Filmmaker Pass” holders as well as VIPs free drinks, food, snacks and wifi. The lounge is open daily during the festival from 11am to 5pm. Its location will be announced in the coming weeks.


August 29, 2016 @ 12:00 pm
September 5, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
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Laurelhurst Theater
2735 E Burnside St
Portland, OR 97214-1757 United States