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Upcoming Screenings

Mon, Apr 23

Northwest Music Video Showcase

Directed by Various

Kick back and enjoy a swath of music videos by Northwest Filmmakers in a showcase featuring videos by/for: Liz Vaughan

Mon, Apr 23

Chronicle of Anna Magdalena Bach

Directed by Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet

Newly restored for its 50th anniversary, Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet’s famously uncompromising vision of cinema is a work of

Thu, Apr 26

Essays of a City

Directed by Stuart Eagon

Shot on super 16mm, Eagon’s black and white love letter to cinema and place is constructed of three parts, each

Fri, Apr 27


Directed by Sion Sono

Sion Sono’s adventure re-visits the world of the Roman (softcore) Porno yielding a film that’s anything but sexually gratifying: Is

Sat, Apr 28

Tales of Beatrix Potter

Directed by Reginald Mills

The Royal Ballet Company brings Squirrel Nutkin, Tom Thumb, Hunca Munca, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Jeremy Fisher, Pigling Bland, and Pigwig to

Sat, Apr 28


Directed by Akira Kurosawa

Late in his career, master director Kurosawa turned to vivid color cinematography and a particularly procedural kind of historical epic,

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.

Super 8 / 16mm Processing and Handling

Learn the "throw your film in a bucket and pour chemistry all

Digital Editing

Introduction to editing styles, concepts, and techniques using Final Cut Pro X.

Sound Recording

This class has been postponed to late May. We hope to have

Character Animation with Claymation™

Use Claymation™ techniques to bring your characters to life with Oscar-winning animator

Directing Intensive

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

Silver Screen Club

Join the Silver Screen Club to find your front row seat to some of the best cinematic programming Portland has to offer! The Northwest Film Center boasts over 500 screenings per year, including the Portland International Film Festival, Top Down rooftop series and Reel Music Festival.

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