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Upcoming Screenings

Thu, Aug 22

Nostalgia, Post-Memory and Autobiographical: The Films of Sydney Southam

Directed by Sydney Southam

Working with archival 16mm film and constructs of the documentary format, Sydney Southam is a co-founding member of the illustrious

Fri, Aug 23
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Sun, Aug 25

What You Gonna Do When the World’s On Fire?

Directed by Roberto Minervini

In the scorching summer of 2017, Texas-based filmmaker Roberto Minverini traveled to New Orleans for an extended look at life

Sun, Aug 25

The Earrings of Madame De…,

Directed by Max Ophüls

Max Ophüls’s sumptuous and enveloping drama, adapted from the novel by Louise Lévêque de Vilmorin, is set in high society

Sun, Aug 25


Directed by Brian Yuzna

Bill Whitney (Billy Warlock), a Beverly Hills high school jock-type, seems to have his future all lined up, but something

Mon, Aug 26

Angels are Made of Light

Directed by James Longley

Coming a full 13 years after his Oscar-nominated Iraq in Fragments (2006), director James Longley returns with the ominously beautiful

Thu, Aug 29

Internal Review: Films by Northwest Film Center Staff

Directed by Various

Join us for a showcase of work by filmmakers on staff at the Northwest Film Center.

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.

Documentary ReInterpreted: Nostalgia, Post-Memory and Meditation

Join BC filmmaker, visual artist, performance artist and professional pole dancer, Sydney

Art of Filmmaking III – Part Two

The class is the second and final part of a two-course sequence


More than simply operating a camera, cinematography is the art of crafting

Screenwriting: Advanced

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

Art of Filmmaking I

Shoot and edit two beginning-level individual short films as you are introduced

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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