PORTLAND - The Independent Film Channel is bringing "The Ultimate Film Fanatic Challenge," a traveling movie trivia game based on their popular game show, to Portland. Throughout January, local film lovers will have a chance to show off their knowledge of movie trivia by squaring off against other film buffs in several rounds styled after the television series. Each participant who enters will have a chance to win a $150 American Express gift check. On the final night, Thursday, Jan. 27, participants will enter to win an IFC Home Theater System, as well as a chance to win a trip for two to the 2006 Cannes Film Festival. Anyone 21 and older is invited to come on down and play:

• Ringler's Pub, 1332 W. Burnside, Portland, (503) 225-0627, 6 to 10 p.m., Jan. 6, 7, 8, 15, 16 and 17

• Blue Moon Tavern & Grill, 432 N.W. 21st, Portland, (503) 223-3184, 6 to 10 p.m. Jan. 18, 19, 22, 25, 26 and 27

Ultimate Film Fanatic gives film lovers all over the country a chance to show off their knowledge of film and movie trivia by competing in rounds including Final Cut (trivia test), The Great Debate (debate over films that contestants love or hate) and Obsession War (contestants show off their personal collections of film memorabilia).

The second season of Ultimate Film Fanatic begins Friday, Jan. 7. For more information, visit (www.ifctv.com) or call (212) 563-7656.

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