Guillermo del Toro in Conversation – Sold Out

June 23, 2023 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Kridel Grand Ballroom

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with Amy Dotson, PAM CUT // Center for an Untold Tomorrow Director and Portland Art Museum Curator of Film & New Media

Celebrating his work as a filmmaker and multimedia artist, join us for a conversation between iconic filmmaker Guillermo del Toro and PAM CUT Director and Portland Art Museum Curator of Film & New Media, during which the two will discuss the artist’s process and vision around creating Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio and his connection to the hundreds of artists here at Portland’s ShadowMachine who helped bring his cinematic vision to life.

The winner of three Academy Awards, Guillermo del Toro is among the most creative and visionary artists of his generation, whose distinctive style is showcased through his work as a filmmaker, screenwriter, producer, and author. Born in Guadalajara, Mexico, del Toro first gained worldwide recognition for the 1993 Mexican-American co-production Cronos, a supernatural horror film, which he directed from his own screenplay after beginning his career working as a special effects makeup artist. Del Toro went on to earn international acclaim with the Academy Award-winning films Pan’s Labyrinth (2006), The Shape of Water (2017), and Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio (2022).

In animation, del Toro executive produced the DreamWorks films Kung Fu Panda 2 and 3, Puss in Boots 1 and 2, and Rise of the Guardians, and produced The Book of Life. His DreamWorks/Netflix animated series Trollhunters has been both a critical and audience success. In addition to his movie projects, del Toro co-authored the New York Times bestselling vampire horror trilogy The Strain, which has also been turned into a hit series on FX Network. His next animated feature will be the stop motion project based on Nobel Prize–winning author Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel The Buried Giant.


The Portland Art Museum is pleased to offer accommodations to ensure that our programs are accessible and inclusive. All spaces for this program are accessible by wheelchair. Assistive listening devices are also available for lectures. All restrooms have accessible stalls but no power doors. There are single-stall all-gender bathrooms available. Please ask staff for directions.

We will do our best to accommodate your needs when you arrive, however, we need 2-3 weeks advance notice for some specific requests. Please email requests to, or call 503-226-2811.

Guillermo del Toro headshot