Upcoming Screenings

The Shell Collector

The Shell Collector

Directed by Yoshifumi Tsubota

Saturday, December 3 @ 5 pm

Adapted from Anthony Doerr’s short story of the same name, Tsubota’s second feature (and first in seven years) is an

Oyster Factory

Oyster Factory

Directed by Kazuhiro Sôda

Saturday, December 3 @ 7 pm

Oyster Factory, a stunningly beautiful, immersive documentary portrait of the small village of Ushimaido (in Okayama prefecture, situated on “Japan’s

The Sion Sono

The Sion Sono

Directed by Arata Oshima

Sunday, December 4 @ 4:30 pm

Sion Sono is one of Japan’s most daring and prolific filmmakers, having directed 14 feature films since 2010 alone after


The Whispering Star

Directed by Sion Sono

Sunday, December 4 @ 7 pm

While there have been a number of films produced in Japan as a response the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster of


Love & Peace

Directed by Sion Sono

Wednesday, December 7 @ 7 pm

Sono, always pushing boundaries and constantly surprising even his most frothy fans, finished and released five (!) feature films in

The Actor

The Actor

Directed by Satoko Yokohama

Thursday, December 8 @ 7 pm

Yokohama (Bare Essence of Life) signals herself as an up-and-coming young director to keep an eye on with The Actor,


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.

summer camp 4-6

December 19-23: Digital Moviemaking for 4th-6th

Have fun with creative storytelling styles and techniques. Try your hand at
digital editing for teens

December 19-23: Digital Editing for Teens

Create visual remixes and mashups using Final Cut Pro software. Using Final
4-6 animation

December 26-30: Stop-Motion Animation for 4th-6th

Bring your characters to life using Dragonframe software. Bring your drawings and
Digital Movie Making

December 26-30: Digital Moviemaking for 6th-8th

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

iFilmmaking Basics: Editing Tips and Tricks

Turn your iPhone or iPad into a video editing station.  This beginner-level

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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