Win Tickets ($80): 39th Northwest Filmmakers Festival | Opening Party, Film Screenings, Workshops

We are giving away a pair of festival passes for the 39th Northwest Filmmakers Festival on November 9 through November 18, 2012. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, November 9.

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From our partners at NW Film Center:
2012 Northwest Filmmakers Festival39th Northwest Filmmakers Festival
Friday, November 9 – Sunday, November 18, 2012
Full Film Schedule & Venue List at

Northwest filmmakers put their hearts on stage this November 9-18 during the Northwest Film Center’s 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival.
Feature film highlights include Lynn Shelton’s YOUR SISTER’S SISTER, starring Rosemarie DeWitt, Emily Blunt, and Mark Duplass; James Westby’s RID OF ME starring Katie O’Grady; a special FREE 50th Anniversary screening of POLLUTION IN PARADISE, the 1962 KGW-8 produced film that documents the beginning of the environmental movement in Oregon that became the hallmark of former Governor Tom McCall’s tenure; and closing the Festival is Matt McCormick’s THE GREAT NORTHWEST.

In addition to features, the Festival offers three programs of short films— Shorts I, II, and III. Highlights include DEAR PLUTO directed by renowned Portland animator Joanna Priestley; DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I and II from experimental director Orland Nutt; THE WAY WE MELT from Rob Tyler; and BIRD OF FLAMES, a music video made for David Lynch created by filmmaker Chel White.

In addition to numerous screenings, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival also offers opportunities for audiences to interact directly with filmmakers and industry professionals through events such as the Filmmakers’ BarCamp, an un-conference bringing together the regional filmmaking community and workshops with pioneering music video maker and animator Jim Blashfield, experimental filmmaker and film educator Saul Levine, and Emmy Award-winning animation supervisor Brad Schiff, whose credits include CORALINE and FANTASTIC MR. FOX.

Added to the Festival this year is FRESH FILM NORTHWEST, a juried survey of teen-made films created by 13- to 19-year-olds living in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. This combination connects the up-and-coming creative community with today’s professional makers and with opportunities for further exploration and growth.

General admission tickets: $9
Festival passes: $40
For more information, including a complete schedule of screenings and ticket information, visit

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53 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): 39th Northwest Filmmakers Festival | Opening Party, Film Screenings, Workshops

  1. Carla November 6, 2012 at 4:02 pm #

    What makes NW Filmakers’ hearts tick? I’d love to find out! xoxo

  2. Don Lowman November 6, 2012 at 10:51 pm #

    Would love to attend an amazing fest!

  3. Nique November 7, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    What better than a chance to experience and appreciate the heart & soul of filmmakers here in the great Northwest? “Lub-dub, lub-dub”, count me in!

  4. Megan November 7, 2012 at 10:17 am #

    I feel very fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest and would love to attend the NW Filmmakers Fest.

  5. Peter November 7, 2012 at 10:52 am #

    I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie at a theater, and yet so many of my greatest film memories took place there, surrounded by fellow film lovers. Hope I win those passes!

  6. Al November 7, 2012 at 2:06 pm #

    film festivals are super fun to go to, I’d like to go to this one.

  7. Lara Kaplan November 8, 2012 at 10:10 am #

    I have never experienced a film festival and would absolutely LOVE to make this my first one! Please, oh please.. Pick me!! :) I’ve never won from Pipeline! :(

  8. Gary Cooper November 8, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    Can haz Film Festival tickets for FREE? Can haz indie films too? Can haz PDX? Can haz it all? Would you like a cheezburger?

  9. Julia November 8, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    Sounds like an amazing experience!

  10. jules November 8, 2012 at 2:22 pm #

    This is a must for portland event goers!

  11. Lisa November 8, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

    I would love to go to this because I’ve never been to a film festival, and I know NW filmmakers will have some awesome filems.

  12. Erin Adams November 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm #

    I’d like to win these tickets because I’ve been a poorly paid AmeriCorps VISTA for two (going on three) years. I’m a huge fan of indie film, but on my stipend, seeing anything other than a RedBox movie is almost impossible. PLEASE PICK ME! I’ll share with another VISTA, I promise!

  13. kelli November 8, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    Fingers crossed, I would really love a ticket.

  14. Natalie Grant November 8, 2012 at 3:09 pm #

    Please please please! I really want to attend but don’t have the funds… I would be extremely greatfull if I were chosen!

  15. Elena November 8, 2012 at 3:12 pm #

    I’ve enjoyed every movie I’ve seen at this festival from years past, looking forward to the line-up this year. Would love to score a pass! 2

  16. David November 8, 2012 at 3:14 pm #

    Sounds like fun!

  17. Jess November 8, 2012 at 3:24 pm #

    The new Twilight will definitely win.

  18. stacy November 8, 2012 at 3:47 pm #

    who wouldn’t want to go to a rad film festival?!

  19. Lucy November 8, 2012 at 4:05 pm #

    I would love to win because I’m a little pretentious.

  20. Cheryl November 8, 2012 at 4:23 pm #

    I studed English Lit, but I’ve always been a closet Film major. I’d love to go!

  21. jack November 8, 2012 at 4:24 pm #

    I am new to Portland and can’t believe how awesome this city is. This is just another example.

  22. Kim November 8, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    ! lavitseF srekammliF tsewhtroN eht dnetta ot evol dluow I… So much so that I wrote it backwards!!

  23. Darcy B November 8, 2012 at 4:56 pm #

    yes please sounds very cool!

  24. Jessica November 8, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    It’s the perfect time of year to watch some good movies. Pick me :)

  25. Nina November 8, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Being from Austin, I am a big fan of SXSW and Austin Film Festival. I would love to go to a new festival.

  26. Anne November 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    We are film aficionados here in the northwest.

  27. Rachel November 8, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    My friend is coming to visit PDX, and I would love to take him to the film festival!!

  28. wazz November 8, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    The Shorts!

  29. TOBY November 8, 2012 at 7:47 pm #

    Would love to go to this. Will still go to the pollution in paradise though…it looks awesome!

  30. April ruthie November 8, 2012 at 8:04 pm #

    oh, drooool….. shorts shorts shorts yes yes yes!!!

  31. Stephanie November 8, 2012 at 10:09 pm #

    This would be so wonderful… My best friend just completed her first feature length film and participated in a major film festival with it. Unfortunately, that was in Arkansas and I couldn’t get the time off work to go to her premiere. This would give me an opportunity to feel connected to her, and the work I know she put into it, while experiencing the work of talented filmmakers here in the NW. We have loved this medium of expression since high school, and 14 years later are still bonding and geeking out over it. I would love this, Pipeline. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  32. jimbobber November 8, 2012 at 10:16 pm #

    I’d like to win these tickets just because I love movies…….and popcorn.

  33. Rudy November 8, 2012 at 10:39 pm #

    I am a composer currently working on my 5th film score. I would love to go gather up a big basket of inspiration. More importantly, I would really appreciate the opportunity to connect with some awesome filmmakers in hopes to collaborate! Please help me make the world go ’round…

  34. panda November 9, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    never been to a film festival. send this badlands fan to her very first one!

  35. shana November 9, 2012 at 12:51 am #

    Love film, love living in the pacific northwest, love Portland, the people that live here and the creative arts all around us… Love winning tickets to awesome events!

  36. Tyler November 9, 2012 at 2:47 am #

    I am a long-time supporter of the Film Center and the Festival (even under its old name) but am just too broke to enjoy much of it this year. I would use the hell out of a pass for sure.

  37. Rob W November 9, 2012 at 5:32 am #

    i can dig in it!

  38. Melissa November 9, 2012 at 7:31 am #

    Sounds like a good time!

  39. Kirsten November 9, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    It would be fun to see the new group of film shorts from filmmakers in the area!

  40. Joni Renee November 9, 2012 at 10:00 am #

    I would really love to go! :) I’m an art student, and although I can’t afford fancy film festivals at this time, I still love and appreciate them VERY much!! I am also a long-time supporter of the center (in other capacities than monetary donations) via my donated hours of time/volunteer work.

  41. Leigh November 9, 2012 at 10:03 am #

    Always nice to see great events like this in Portland! Who doesn’t love a good film?

  42. birdonit November 9, 2012 at 3:28 pm #

    Such talented filmmakers…I’d love to rub elbows with.

  43. Alex November 9, 2012 at 6:13 pm #

    because it sounds lovely

  44. Kevin November 10, 2012 at 1:16 am #

    I was conceived during a showing of Casablanca. I was born to the soundtrack of The Wizard Of Oz. My father was a director and my mother a famous actress. Film is my primary language. When other talk to me I imagine short films in my head. I’ve seen every movie that has come out in theaters since I was born and I will catch everyone one until I die. I am currently working on a movie that I plan on spending my entire life making. It will be my masterpiece. Help be a part of the inspiration for my movie. Together we will create the greatest film ever conceived and push the collective consciousness into a new era.

  45. Rickina November 10, 2012 at 9:34 am #

    I moved to Portland about a week ago; am so impressed with the Seattle/Portland connection! Any events that help me to open up my creative experience, learn new perspectives and share time with my daughter would be amazing. Groovy website and contest!

  46. Leonard November 10, 2012 at 8:32 pm #

    Sounds like a great festival

  47. Leonard November 10, 2012 at 8:33 pm #

    I’d love attending this great festival

  48. Robbi White November 10, 2012 at 10:11 pm #

    This would be my first film festival and I would love to experience this amazing opportunity at least once!

  49. Brandon November 11, 2012 at 1:13 pm #

    I would like to win tickets to the film festival as I’m a cinephile who is also a student and would most likely not be able to attend otherwise.

  50. Adam Ervin November 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

    The more hearts that beat, the sweeter!

  51. Megan November 11, 2012 at 5:25 pm #

    How fun! I’d love to go!

  52. Kimberly November 15, 2012 at 4:43 pm #

    my husband is an independent film maker here is Salem I know he would be happily surprised if I could give him tickets

  53. Laura November 17, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    HEY! I’m a “minority”!, does that count for anything anymore? (lol), blast you Obama!:),,, I know I know just being difficult,,, but no really its true a very minor minority at that ,,, but not here in Portlandia, I must admit,,,So, how about a little affirmative action I could use it right about now

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