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Upcoming Screenings

Sun, May 26

Three Colors: Red

Directed by Krzysztof Kieślowski

Both the final film of the Three Colors trilogy and the final film of Kieślowski’s long and storied career (one

Sun, May 26


Directed by Franco Rosso

After premiering at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival, Babylon was a controversial film upon initial release in the UK, receiving

Wed, May 29

Our Trails Too

Directed by Liz Haan, Emilia Quinton

The Northwest Film Center is proud to partner with QDoc Film Festival, Women In Film Portland, and Northwest Documentary to celebrate

Thu, May 30

Whitman at the Whitsell

Directed by Marilyn Zornado, Various, Joan Gratz, Devon Damonte

An evening of animation and poetry in celebration of the American poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday. Portland-based animator Marilyn Zornado

Fri, May 31
Sat, Jun 1
Sun, Jun 2

Yours in Sisterhood

Directed by Irene Lusztig

Very important in the latter half of the 20th century and into the 21st—but certainly not without its detractors—Ms. magazine

Sun, Jun 2

Basket Case

Directed by Frank Henenlotter

Basket Case, the first in Frank Henenlotter's trilogy of (conjoined) brotherly love and violent revenge, was something of an anomaly

More Upcoming Films


The Northwest Film Center is one of the largest community-based film arts programs in the country. It offers the Northwest’s most comprehensive curriculum in media production and appreciation.

Directing Intensive

Shoot and direct a scene(s) with professional actors and a small crew,

June 17-21: Stop-Motion Animation for 4th-6th

Bring your characters to life using Dragonframe software. Bring your drawings and

June 17-21: Digital Moviemaking for 6th-8th

Make a sci-fi-inspired drama working as a movie crew. Learn the basics

ISA’s Third Thursdays – Portland

Join us in May for ISA Third Thursdays — June 20th — a monthly mixer

From Money to Market: Understanding Your Options for Fundraising & Distribution

Fundraising and distribution have never been more interwoven (and more interdependent) ecosystems

Silver Screen Club

The Northwest Film Center boasts over 500 screenings per year. Find your front row seat to some of the best cinematic programming Portland has to offer!

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Equipment & Facility Rental

The Film Center rents film/video equipment, facilities, and edit labs to artist and nonprofit users at subsidized rates. Equipment is also available for commercial productions as availability allows.

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Classes & Admin Offices
934 SW Salmon St., Portland, Oregon

Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, Oregon