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The premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest brings four days of film screenings showcasing the best environmental films from around the world to Portland. Join us for inspiring films, discussions with filmmakers and environmental advocacy groups, and opportunities to connect with local and national environmental and wildlife conservation organizations!

Join us for the whole four-day festival, Sept. 26 - 29, by purchasing an EcoFilm All-Fest pass for only $70 (a 30% discount off full price). Our festival pass gets you admission to all films, panel discussions and to our opening night party! Festival passes on sale now through 9/28. Individual tickets and festival passes can be purchased online and at the theater box office. Click here to get festival passes!

For more festival info, visit portlandecofilmfest.org


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Fest Opening Night: Nature For All Film Shorts

Thursday, September 26, 7:00 PM

An evening of short films featuring a diversity of ways a diversity of people connect with nature. Programmed in support of the upcoming voter bond measure, Nature For All. Filmmakers in attendance!

THE MAN OF THE TREES

Directed by Andrea Trivero

Italy & Burkina Faso

19 mins

Daniel Balima is a senior horticulturist from Tenkodogo, a small Sub-Saharan African town in Burkina Faso.
As a child he fell…

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Dammed to Extinction

Friday, September 27, 6:30 PM

Oregon film premiere! For eons, a one-of-a-kind population of killer whales has hunted Chinook salmon along the Pacific Coast of the United States. For the last 40 years, renowned whale scientist Ken Balcomb has closely observed them. He’s familiar with a deadly pattern - as salmon numbers plummet, orcas starve. The solution, says Balcomb, is getting rid of four fish-killing dams 500 miles away o…

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Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda

Friday, September 27, 9:00 PM

From techno-pop stardom to Oscar-winning film composer, the evolution of Ryuichi Sakamoto's music has coincided with his life journeys. An eminent film composer (MERRY CHRISTMAS, MR. LAWRENCE, THE LAST EMPEROR, THE REVENANT) Sakamoto became an iconic figure in Japan's social movement against nuclear power following the Fukishima nuclear facility disaster.

The film captures Sakamoto as he…

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Hike the Divide

Saturday, September 28, 2:00 PM

Self-described “jaded millennial” Connor DeVane treks 2,700 miles from Canada to Mexico on the CDT as he seeks hope in the face of climate breakdown. A physical journey through environments both harsh and breathtakingly beautiful, this film shares the stories of the community activists and problem solvers working on a spectrum of approaches to climate action, including grassroots community organi…

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EcoFilm All-Fest Pass 2019

Saturday, September 28, 2:00 PM

The premier environmental film festival in the Pacific Northwest brings four days of film screenings showcasing the best environmental films from around the world to Portland. Join us for inspiring films, discussions with filmmakers and environmental advocacy groups, and opportunities to connect with local and national environmental and wildlife conservation organizations!

Join us for the whole fo…

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Film Shorts: Rebirth

Saturday, September 28, 4:00 PM

Four short films exploring nature's regenerative power.

THE SOUND OF A WILD SNAIL EATING

When a woman is bedridden by a mysterious pathogen, a forest snail unexpectedly takes up residence on her nightstand. Together, the woman and snail share an intimate journey of survival and resilience. Their captivating and graceful explorations expand the boundaries of the bedroom. Adapted from the award-…

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Mossville: When Great Trees Fall

Saturday, September 28, 6:30 PM

Pacific Northwest Film Premiere

“Welcome to beautiful downtown Mossville,” Stacey Ryan says wryly. “Population: one.” Mossville, Louisiana is a shadow of its former self – a community rich in natural resources and history, founded by formerly enslaved people, where neighbors lived in harmony, insulated from the horrors of Jim Crow.  Today, however, Mossville no longer resembles the town it once wa…

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Spears From All Sides

Saturday, September 28, 9:00 PM

Oregon Film Premiere

In 2013, Ecuador's President Correa announced an end to the moratorium on oil drilling in the Yasuni Park - one of the most biologically diverse regions of the world. Extensive oil drilling in Ecuador is not only further destroying the Amazon rainforest and the livelihoods of local people, but also continues our dangerous global addiction to oil - contributing to further …

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The Wild

Sunday, September 29, 2:00 PM

When wild salmon return to their home rivers to spawn and die, their bodies are a sacrament - giving life to their progeny, the earth itself, and human beings. Their last act ensures that life will continue. Right now, it may be up to us to ensure their very existence will continue.

By suddenly dismantling safeguards the EPA had enacted to protect the salmon, water, and people of Bristol Bay, Alas…

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Queen Without Land

Sunday, September 29, 4:30 PM

A true story about the meeting between Frost, a beautiful polar bear mother, and Asgeir Helgestad, a Norwegian wildlife filmmaker, during his four-year journey on Svalbard. Rising temperatures, are responsible for dramatic changes in Frost’s ecosystem as the ice is melting at record speed. From complete darkness to the absolute light of the midnight sun, Svalbard transforms from a cold and inhosp…

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An Island In the Continent (Una Isla En El Continente)

Sunday, September 29, 6:30 PM

An immersive, experiential trip along the 1,300 km long Peninsula of Baja California in Mexico, a mythological and magical land. In this film, the past, present and the future are interwined to create a beautiful and unique symphony of the nature, the history, and people of the Baja. 

From the astounding beauty of the prehistoric Great Mural cave paintings of Cuestra Palmerito to the modern-day de…

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Confluence

Sunday, September 29, 9:00 PM

The Colorado River has carved a deep imprint on both the physical landscape of the American Southwest and on the people who live near its waters. Confluence follows indie folk band The Infamous Flapjack Affair as they traverse this endangered river system and create original music documenting the people and places along their journey.

Directed by Amy Marquis and Dana Romanoff.

Screening with:

INSTRU…

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