| About PFCAT
Portland Festival of Cinema, Animation & Technology (PFCAT) was formerly known as the “International Festival of Cinema & Technology”. It is founded in 2002 with the mission to “find great films that often have been overlooked” and was rebranded in 2022 to reflect its new home in Portland.
The 2023 Portland festival was the 11th year of the event and was hosted by Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. It was held from August 3rd to 6th, featuring 199 films and animations, including 111 world and regional premieres and 68 animated films and shorts.
Based on the body of work and respect from their peers, 10 juries are invited to the festival, including screenwriter Isaac Adamson (Bubbles); Eric Adkins (Marcel the Shell with Shoes On, Shape Island, Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow, The Boxtrolls, Wendell & Wild); Intermedia artist & writer Rahne Alexander; Akiko Ashley of Luminetik Productions; Signe Baumane (Rocks In My Pockets, My Love Affair With Marriage); Eric Cotten of Baltimore Filmmakers Collective; Kitty Norton (Wine, Women, & Dementia); Matilda Szydagis (The Hoosac, The Ruins, The Dam); Peter Sorg (Chicken Run 2-Dawn of the Nugget, Coraline, Corpse Bride, Frankenweenie, Wendell & Wild) and veteran film & television Director and Producer, David Winning.
A total of 29 awards was unveiled by PFCAT, honored filmmakers for contributions to animation and cinema. You may give an overview of the winning list below.
The event also included special guests, speakers, networking events, panel presentations and parties. You may click here to view all the event schedule or get to know about all the 119 featured films here.