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Upcoming Screenings

Wed, Jul 17

Mary Janes: The Women of Weed

Directed by Windy Borman

As legalization spreads, cannabis is one of the fastest-growing industries in the nation. It is also an industry led by

Thu, Jul 18

Northwest Film Center Student Screening

Directed by Various

Celebrate the many short films and projects created by our students during the 2019 Spring Term, including Art of Filmmaking

Fri, Jul 19
Sat, Jul 20
Sat, Jul 20
Sun, Jul 21


Directed by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

One of the year’s most out-there conceptual works, Diamantino is an eye-opening and thoroughly hilarious experience. The film tracks the

Sun, Jul 21


Directed by Jay Levey

Celebrate the 30th anniversary of “Weird Al” Yankovic's all-oddballs-in feature debut with us! When George Newman (Yankovic) is saddled with

Mon, Jul 22

The Wandering Soap Opera

Directed by Raul Ruiz, Valeria Sarmiento

Shot entirely in 1990 as part of a filmmaking workshop but never completed during Ruiz’s lifetime (he passed away in

Thu, Jul 25


Directed by Otto Preminger

Widely hailed as one of the most influential and expertly crafted film noirs ever made, Laura is also one of

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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.

ISA’s Third Thursdays – Portland

Don’t miss Emmy-nominated Screenwriter Cynthia Whitcomb at ISA’s Thursdays PDX— July 18th! 

Basic Lighting

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

Arri Alexa Camera Operation

The basics of shooting with our flagship digital cinema camera. Known for

16mm Bolex Camera Operation

Explore the unique potential of 16mm film as an analog storytelling tool.

July 22-26: Digital Moviemaking for 4th-6th

Have fun with creative storytelling styles and techniques. Try your hand at

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

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1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, Oregon