ABOUT LCIFF

Founded by students in 2016, the Lewis & Clark Film Festival (LCIFF) screens international films at Lewis & Clark College, admission-free and open to anyone in the community.

LCIFF believes that movies are a powerful medium through which we can tell our stories, learn from others, and share experiences. LCIFF seeks to connect campus and community, regardless of socioeconomic background, through the shared experience of film. Films screened at LCIFF showcase diverse protagonists, unique voices, and filmmakers from underrepresented backgrounds in an attempt to challenge the prevailing, homogenous narrative in mainstream filmmaking. Moreover, LCIFF hopes to create a space for people from all walks of life to engage in dialogue about what film means to them and what it has the potential to become. Through uplifting these voices and sharing these stories from all over the world, LCIFF hopes to enrich the communities of Lewis & Clark College, Portland, and beyond.

To enrich the Lewis & Clark community and beyond through increased access to international films that showcase unique voices, empathetic storytelling, and diverse representation in front of and behind the camera.
— LCIFF's Mission Statement

LCIFF thanks the Lewis & Clark College Student Academic Affairs Board (SAAB) for their generous support.