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Upcoming Screenings

Sat, Jan 18

Things Left Behind

Directed by Linda Hoaglund

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Spirits Rising: ひろしま / hiroshima by Miyako Ishiuchi held from January 18 to March 15 at the Portland

Sat, Jan 18

Seeing Red: Stories of American Communists

Directed by Julia Reichert, Jim Klein

Seeing Red tells the forgotten history and adventures of ordinary Americans who joined the Communist Party and the high price

Sun, Jan 19

A Lion in the House

Directed by Julia Reichert, Steven Bognar

A Lion in the House follows the unique stories of five children and their families at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical

Sun, Jan 19

California Split

Directed by Robert Altman

Pro gambler Charlie (Elliot Gould) and novice Bill (George Segal) form a unique bond in Robert Altman’s New Hollywood ode

Sun, Jan 19

Multiple Maniacs

Directed by John Waters

One of John Waters’ first feature length films, Multiple Maniacs exemplifies his early free-wheeling, crime/transgression/trash obsessed, deranged story lines and

Thu, Jan 23

Seven Years of Screendance: Films by Robert Uehlin

Directed by Robert Uehlin

Specializing in the translation of contemporary choreography into the language of film, current resident curator of the annual DanceBARN Screendance

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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.

Screenwriting Fundamentals

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

Art of Filmmaking

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

Editing Fundamentals

Introduction to editing styles, concepts, and techniques using Adobe Premiere. Bring your

16mm Bolex Camera Operation

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

Lighting Basics

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

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