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The sixth annual event takes place Oct. 7-9 with 29 films, both short and longer, showing at Whitsell Auditorium.

COURTESY PHOTO: PORTLAND DANCE FILM FESTIVAL - The longest film in the short history of the Portland Dance Film Festival is "Elegy of Lost Things" at 47 minutes. It's all movement, no words.Lights, camera, action … dance!

Dance movies from 12 different countries make up the sixth annual Portland Dance Film Festival, Oct. 7-9 at Portland Art Museum's Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 S.W. Park Ave.

There are short films and long films, and everything between. The 29 PDFF Picks are original and diverse dance films.

It's a growing film festival, led by Festival Director Kailee McMurran, focusing on movement as seen through the lens of filmmakers. The longest film of the festival's short history will be the 47-minute "Elegy of Lost Things" from Italy, which uses no spoken word.

Said publicity: "Portland Dance Film Fest aims to promote the best films from around the world that marry the arts of dance and filmmaking — and — promote dance for film by hosting inspirational, educational, and accessible events in the community that also serve to galvanize local creators."

The PDFF Picks 1 program will be 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, followed by PDFF Picks 2, 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and PDFF Picks 3, 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 9.

Tickets are available online for $15 ($20 at door) and $12 for artists and students. There's also a $40 festival pass.

For more: portlanddancefilmfest.com.


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