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Northwest Filmmakers Festival Preview

OPB | Nov. 11, 2011 9:45 a.m. | Updated: Sept. 10, 2013 10:51 p.m.

The Northwest Filmmakers Festival begins its 38th annual showcase this weekend. The Northwest Film Center — which also runs the Portland International Film Festival as a showcase for national and international talent — began NFF as a way to highlight local celluloid talent. It’s now the preeminent showcase of regional work in Portland.

Some films are running their victory laps after national acclaim and awards, like How to Die in Oregon (check out our show on the film from earlier this year) and Some Days are Better than Others.

But others are relatively unknown, like Basin, out of British Columbia, which offers a dialogue-free look at industrial Alberta. And Confluence, which investigates the mysterious disappearances of four people near Lewiston, Idaho over the course of four years, and offers a chilling take on small-town life.

Plus, our guest Aaron Mesh is not only on the film beat, but he’s also live on the scene at the Occupy Portland protest. We’ll hear the latest from the camp.

Do you make a point to go to the Northwest Filmmakers Festival? What do you like about it? What films do you plan on seeing?

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