Win Package ($600+): 2013 Portland International Film Fest | 135 Films, 92 Features, 43 Shorts

We are giving away a pair of festival passes and a pair of opening night tickets for the 2013 Portland International Film Festival on February 7-23, 2013. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Monday, February 4.

FREE PORTLAND: We give out 100s of $$$ in free tickets every week including to many of the top music and art venues in Portland. Join our email list if you like free stuff

From our sponsors PIFF:
2013 Portland International Film Festival2013 Portland International Film Fest
Thursday, February 7 – Saturday, February 23, 2013
Tickets & Full Film Schedule at

Welcome to the Northwest Film Center’s 36th annual showcase of new world cinema. The Portland International Film Festival seeks to explore the diversity of not only the art of film, but of the world around us.

On a larger level, the Festival also connects community, bringing together culturally diverse audiences, a remarkable cross-section of cinematic voices, public and private arts funders, corporate sponsors, global film industry members, hundreds of individual volunteers, and thousands of audience members.

We hope that this year’s 135 films—92 features and 43 shorts—reward with fresh surprise and discovery. Enjoy. Steep.

, , , , , , , , ,

68 Responses to Win Package ($600+): 2013 Portland International Film Fest | 135 Films, 92 Features, 43 Shorts

  1. lisa scarpelli February 1, 2013 at 2:31 pm #

    I love film , I love PIFF, and I love PDX Pipeline! Thanks for the chance to win!

  2. KC February 1, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I’ve wanted to go to this film festival for sooooo long…I feel like Gollum in Lord of the Rings. My preeeecious tickets. Please give us our precious tickets…I’m willing to grovel. C’mon, someone needs to cut Gollum some slack.

  3. Ann February 1, 2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Yes, Please! I saw your post of facebook. Pick me! Pick me!

  4. Jason Sartain February 1, 2013 at 2:36 pm #

    I absolutely LOVE film. I am new to Portland and have never been to the PIFF. As someone who has done score on a couple of independent films, the Portland film industry is something I would love to get involved in. Of all the things you have posted for winning tickets, since I discovered PDX Pipeline, this is by FAR my favorite :)

  5. sikoya February 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    The question is not “why” but “why not!”. Film is so entertaining, and the PDX Int’l Film Festival the best!!!! An opportunity to learn and explore, to be transported to other countries. And… this is a very generous package! Thanks for the chance…

  6. Russ Meyer February 1, 2013 at 2:39 pm #

    “I want to go to there.”

  7. Stephanie Calvert February 1, 2013 at 2:41 pm #

    This would be SO awesome. Win, win, win.

  8. Fred February 1, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    Would love to get to see some of these films. Hope I get lucky this time.

  9. Cindy February 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm #

    I would love to win some tickets.
    That would be awesome!!

  10. Michael Johnson February 1, 2013 at 2:52 pm #

    I’m defiantly a cinephile. I love foreign films from shorts to full features. Independent lens and POV on PBS are on my top 10 shows to view. I also enjoy foreign animated shorts as well.

    I tend to stay away from star studded, big budget, lets blow something up commercial laden tripe. I hope to see Portlands film Festival continues to grow.

  11. Nancy February 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    Love Love Love to watch the movies!

  12. Christine February 1, 2013 at 2:55 pm #

    I love international and independent films! This would be a great way to discover new talents and have a good time :)

  13. NM February 1, 2013 at 2:57 pm #

    If we are truly global citizens, we need to expose ourselves to the world! And films can connect us across international boundaries like nothing else. A good one is a great dose of “illumination” during these gray Portland months. Gotta love something like the Portland International Film Festival!

  14. Dennis Choi February 1, 2013 at 2:59 pm #

    I would love to see new films, new ideas that have come out! Film festival ftw!!!

  15. April Crawford February 1, 2013 at 3:01 pm #

    I would love to win theses tickets for my fiancé!!! He loves international films and short films, they inspire him to make his own!! ;) please pick me!!! ;)

  16. Maria February 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    I love foreign films, in fact I’m the founder of the Portland latin American Film Festival. since i dedicate my time to organice this event, I didn’t make a lot of money. I am broke, and don’t have the money to attend PIFF.

  17. ricky del valle February 1, 2013 at 3:08 pm #

    Can’t wait for this years PDX film festival so super jazzed its gonna be brilliant!

  18. Rick February 1, 2013 at 3:12 pm #

    I cancelled my Netflix account.

  19. MEMY February 1, 2013 at 3:14 pm #

    Picked up the guide last year and found several films to attend. Then realized that it had all already happened… Now unemployed and in need of free, enlightening distraction.

  20. Denise February 1, 2013 at 3:18 pm #

    I have never been to PIFF but love movies and love traveling internationally. I would love to bring those two passions together!

  21. Lindsey February 1, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

    Hi! I would love to win this prize because my best friend is a filmmaker in Boise, ID, and I’m trying to convince him to move here! If I win these passes I’ll invite him to come up to Portland, and then he can see how awesome our city is!! :)

  22. Sian February 1, 2013 at 4:53 pm #

    I’d love to win and learn of the culture of international films

  23. Carolyn February 1, 2013 at 5:03 pm #

    I’d love to win so that I can attend and take a guest with me. It is rare when I have money for a movie or film in my budget. It would be inspiring and motivating.

  24. Toby February 1, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    My best friend is in town and I would love to take him to the opening!

  25. Mathew February 1, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    PIFF is one of my favorite parts of the year. It’s almost an entire month of film bliss. Please help a poor, struggling cinephile escape for a bit?

  26. NM February 1, 2013 at 7:23 pm #

    would love to attend the festival with my girlfriend. she would love it too.

  27. Bridget February 1, 2013 at 8:10 pm #

    I am an independent filmmaker, i.e. I have no money to spend on essential things like going to film festivals. I would dearly love to attend!

  28. lisa February 1, 2013 at 9:37 pm #

    Wow. Going to opening night world be so amazing. If i win tickets i am bringing 2 more good friends to enjoy this night. Please pick me. Thanks for the opportunity!!

  29. BettyJean February 1, 2013 at 10:30 pm #

    I could treat myself and my (artistic, creative, and future filmmaker himself) teenage son to outtings that are otherwise not afforded for our household. Thanks so much.

  30. filmnut February 2, 2013 at 7:40 am #

    My son is a true cinephile and I love to treat him to some tickets!

  31. Amanda Rae February 2, 2013 at 9:37 am #

    I’ve always though “film festivals” sounded like something super fancy and glamorous. Like I should show up in that iconic white Marilyn Monroe dress. And maybe an antique fur wrap or something. However, I own neither. Maybe that’s why I’ve never been to one? I think it’s time to change that.
    In my finest hoodie and jeans, know that I would sit lovingly through every single one of these films that I could. And drag everyone I could with me. Fancy dresses and fur wraps be damned. :)

  32. TQ February 2, 2013 at 9:54 am #

    I would really appreciate the chance and opportunity to go and be part of this amazing event. I have not been “out” to something like this forever and I would really love the culture and diversity this would bring into my life.

  33. (Mike-C) February 2, 2013 at 12:10 pm #

    I would love the opportunity to participate in a film festival, especially in Portland. There is a lot of originality out here, and it would be an honor to witness it first hand.

    Thank you.

  34. Amy February 2, 2013 at 4:36 pm #

    I love PDX Pipeline. Even though I haven’t won any tickets, I like knowing what kind of events are going on. Thanks!

  35. josh February 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm #

    free tickets for moi, s’il vous plait

  36. Kelli February 2, 2013 at 11:45 pm #

    My husband and I were so fortunate to attend this festival several years ago. He has since lost his job and we haven’t been able to attend since. We have been married for 22 years and that weekend in Portland is still one of our favorite memories. Our favorite movie was a beautiful Norwegian film called Through a Glass, Darkly. We would cherish the chance to enjoy this weekend again.

  37. Jacqui February 3, 2013 at 12:48 am #

    Id love to attend!

  38. (Mike-C) February 3, 2013 at 9:17 am #

    Pipeline rules!

  39. Thomas Wells February 3, 2013 at 9:26 am #

    So many great films here I wasn’t able to see at AFI Fest. Would love to go.

  40. Seniye February 3, 2013 at 12:48 pm #

    I love the surprise of international films. They usually do not get the press of Hollywood films and are often way more thought-provoking!

  41. Mary Jane Pierce February 3, 2013 at 2:14 pm #

    My husband and I have recently moved to the Portland area and as our New Year’s resolution plan to do one exploratory thing per week to discover the wonderfulness of Portland and the surrounding area. This film festival would fit the bill perfectly. Please pick me!

  42. Dan Wheeler February 3, 2013 at 5:58 pm #

    I’d never been to the festival and winning tickets would be a great excuse to check it out. =)

  43. ryan February 4, 2013 at 4:59 am #

    frankly, my dear, i don’t give a damn

  44. YY February 4, 2013 at 12:35 pm #

    I will see all the films all the days all the times

  45. skye February 4, 2013 at 12:50 pm #

    As a member of Portland’s legion of unemployed, I never feel I can give myself the luxury of going to films. I’ve never been to the PIFF and would really love the chance to see some of the sure to be stellar work!

  46. Roya February 4, 2013 at 1:40 pm #

    This looks awesome!!!

  47. Nick February 4, 2013 at 1:46 pm #

    I hope they’re all in 3D!

  48. Michele Goosen February 4, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Drama Queen in need of finding solace in celluloid…

  49. Shannon Wolf February 4, 2013 at 2:42 pm #

    I would love to win tickets to this! It has been several years since I have been to a film festival. I was just supposed to go to sundance but a new job ended up preventing me from doing so. I would love the opportunity to catch some films here in Portland!

  50. Maggie Brees February 4, 2013 at 3:41 pm #

    I would love, love, love to go! I miss Portland and this would be a great excuse to go home.

  51. Shaadi February 4, 2013 at 4:00 pm #

    I would love to win tix to this! It’s the first time an Iranian film will be shown at the festival, and as a first generation Iranian-American it will be an honor to witness this event. Thank you.

  52. Carlos February 4, 2013 at 6:06 pm #

    I will so happy if a could go!
    I am from Argentina and there will be three movies of my country. I want to enjoy movies in my language!!
    I have been living some time in Portland, and I miss my people, I think movies can take me at least some time to my site!
    Also, there will be so many interesting movies to view

  53. Sarah Motlagh February 4, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    This would make my year!! Pick me!!

  54. Rb. February 4, 2013 at 8:04 pm #

    Sounds like a blast! I’ve always wanted to go attend a film festival.

  55. Audrey Henry February 5, 2013 at 12:19 pm #

    would love to take my daughter since I’ll be in Portland for a training…

  56. Frank February 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I’ll take them, as a favor to you.

    I really just didn’t want to go, but since you need someone to give them too, you can give them to me. I will allow it.

    Seriously, no problem. What are friend’s for?

    Note: This post was written on opposite day.

  57. Frank February 5, 2013 at 6:43 pm #

    I’ll take them, as a favor to you.

    I really just didn’t want to go, but since you need someone to give them to, you can give them to me. I will allow it.

    Seriously, no problem. What are friend’s for?

    Note: This post was written on opposite day.

  58. Aimee February 7, 2013 at 3:26 pm #

    I love PIFF, obsessed with films and PDXpipeline read it every week! Plus it’s my birthday this month and it would an incredible gift from PDXpipeline!!

  59. Jenn Bennett February 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    Wow! This sounds so cool! I moved to Portland a year ago and live just a block from Cinema 21. I can’t afford a pass…all m money goes to rent and parking tickets. Kidding. Not really.

  60. Chicho February 7, 2013 at 5:34 pm #

    I would like enjoy the Portland Film Fest!!!!!!!

  61. Susan S February 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm #

    Film is one of my favorite art forms, and I especially like international film festivals like PIFF. Crossing my fingers
    and toes that I win!

  62. Sofia February 8, 2013 at 10:37 am #

    This is the first time that a movie from my home country Colombia makes it here! I want to go see it so bad, but can’t afford it at all!

  63. tali poretis February 8, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    I just absolutely love cinema and haven’t been to a festival in years.

  64. tali poretis February 8, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    put me down for 2

  65. Sophie March 1, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    This is would be totally awesome.

  66. Maggie January 22, 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    Because I shouldn’t have to be wealthy to watch good movies.

  67. Shaadi January 22, 2014 at 7:47 pm #

    I went to PIFF last year and had a wonderful time. I would love to go again this year! Nothing beats free when you’re a poor grad student like me ;)

  68. Leonard January 27, 2014 at 8:23 pm #

    One of PDX top fests!

Leave a Reply