OMSI’s 9th Annual Studio Ghibli Film Fest


OMSI’s 9th Annual Studio Ghibli Film Fest Opens January 12!

Media Contact: Annemarie Eayrs | (503) 797-4510


[PORTLAND, Ore – December 27, 2023] – Portland audiences will have the opportunity to experience twenty extraordinary adventures from one of the most acclaimed animation studios in the world at the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry’s (OMSI) annual Studio Ghibli Film Festival. Running January 12–February 25, 2024, the festival includes many popular favorites such as: My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki’s Delivery Service, Spirited Away, Howl’s Moving Castle, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, and Hayao Miyazaki’s newest film, The Boy and the Heron.

This year’s festival includes daily screenings, special guest speakers, and an Opening Night celebration focused on the 40th anniversary of Miyazaki’s Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.

Special guests will give short introductions before several of this year’s Studio Ghibli films:
● January 25: Dr. Patrick Terry, Portland State University, will introduce Only Yesterday
● January 31: Dr. Dana Mirsalis, Pacific University, will introduce Spirited Away
● February 7: Dr. Robert Ribera, Portland State University, will introduce A Wind Rises

For more than 30 years, Japan’s Studio Ghibli has created some of the most revered and beloved animated works and characters and established itself as one of the world’s finest producers of animated motion pictures in the world. With a reputation for lush visuals, attention to detail and epic storytelling, Studio Ghibli creates intelligent, poetic, often fanciful films that embrace family, community and a deep concern for the environment.

OMSI, in partnership with distributor GKIDS, is proud to offer the Studio Ghibli catalog to local audiences at its Empirical Theater, the largest movie screen in Portland.

Tickets for all festival screenings are available at $8.00 for adults, $6.50 for youth, and $7.00 for seniors. OMSI Members receive a discount on individual tickets and group discounts are also available. For more information, including a complete schedule of films and events, visit or call 503-797-4000.

Tickets & Pricing
Adult (14+) $8.00, Youth (3-13) $6.50, Senior (63+) $7.00

 Members receive a $1.00 discount. Tickets are available at

About OMSI
Founded in 1944, the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) is one of the nation’s leading science museums and a trusted educational resource for communities throughout Oregon and the region. Through museum exhibitions, public programs, outdoor programs, traveling exhibitions, digital learning, and learning research and design, OMSI nourishes a lifelong love of science, curiosity and learning among its diverse audiences. The upcoming OMSI District – a collaboration of local, Tribal and regional government entities, nonprofits and businesses – will be a one-of-a-kind neighborhood with innovation, culture and science learning at its heart. OMSI is located at 1945 S.E. Water Avenue, Portland, OR, 97214. For general information, call 503.797.4000 or visit Connect with the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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