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Upcoming Screenings

Sat, Jan 19

A Bright Light—Karen and the Process

Directed by Emmanuelle Antille

Texas-born folk singer Karen Dalton, who came up in the downtown New York scene of the 1960s but blazed a

Sun, Jan 20

Ryuichi Sakamoto: CODA

Directed by Stephen Nomura Schible

Japanese composer Ryuichi Sakamoto is one of the most important voices in electronic music history, beginning his career with Yellow

Sun, Jan 20

The Navigator

Directed by Vincent Ward

With the Black Plague encroaching on a small medieval town, the village elders take the advice of a young boy

Mon, Jan 21

The Passenger

Directed by Michelangelo Antonioni

The original Italian title of Antonioni’s existential masterpiece, which directly translates to Profession: Reporter, belies none of the dread or

Thu, Jan 24

NW Music Video Showcase

Directed by Various

Join us as we present another installment of our annual showcase for some of the best music videos being made

Fri, Jan 25

The Ballad of Shirley Collins

Directed by Rob Curry, Tim Plester

Shirley Collins, one of UK folk’s most storied voices, is a legend in her own time, but her career could

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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.

Basic Lighting

Use basic light kits to dramatically vary the mood and quality of

Screenwriting Fundamentals

Get the story in your head ready for the screen. This class

Art of Filmmaking I (Wednesdays)

The Wednesday class is full - but we've opened up a second

Screenwriting Advanced

Start, finish, or resume your feature screenplay or television series pilot in

Super 8mm and 16mm Processing and Handling

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

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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934 SW Salmon St., Portland, Oregon

Whitsell Auditorium
1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, Oregon