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The Northwest Filmmakers’ Summit is a single day event featuring industry vendors showcasing the latest in filmmaking technologies, as well as panels and discussions on current topics in the independent film world. Coinciding with 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Summit strives to be the pinnacle event for the film community in the region as we also showcase the best in short and feature length films from filmmakers living and working in the Northwest.

Saturday, November 4, 10am – 4pm  and will take place at the Portland Art Museum’s Fields (Sunken) Ballroom

Panel/Presentation Schedule:

10:30am – 11:30am – Panel: Cameras & Lenses

What to look for by the professionals.

Featuring: Laurence Nunn (Panasonic), Eric Edwards (Cinematographer), Crofton Diack (Producer/Cinematographer), Sean Conley (Cinematographer/Media Educator), moderated by Randolph Sellars (Aero Drone)

12pm – 1pm – Presentation: The Future of Lighting

By Mark Mathers of Aputure

1:30pm – 2:30pm – Panel: Post-Production Audio

Best practices for sound design, working with composers and licensing.

Featuring: Reed Harvey (Digital One Mixer), Joseph Miller (Music Supervisor and Clearance Consultant), Shawn Parke (Cathedral Sounds), Kim Henninger (Cathedral Sounds), Marmoset, moderated by Mark Orton (Composer Engineer).

3:15pm – 4:15pm – Panel: Trailblazing Women of Independent Animation in the NorthWest

Featuring: Joanna Priestley, Rose Bond, Joan Gratz, Ruth Hayes, Marilyn Zornado, and Gail Noonan.

Moderated by Sophya Vida, Vice-President of ASIFA, Portland Chapter.


In addition to the vendors listed below, we will also have a VR set up by Digital One and a special live filmmaking event titled Moving Picture Oregon in which 5 select filmmaking groups will shoot a roll of super 8 film based on a picture in the Portland Art Museum’s Picturing Oregon exhibit. The rolls of film will be developed in beer as part of the Portland Art Museum’s Art & Beer event taking place on the same day and presented that night at the Party Killer Vs. Kodak screening.



Participating Vendors include:

Aputure logoFujiFilm logoCW Sonderoptic logoZacuto logo
PDXpendables logo Pro Photo Supply logo


The Northwest Film Center recognizes and honors the Indigenous peoples of this region on whose ancestral lands the museum now stands. These include the Willamette Tumwater, Clackamas, Kathlemet, Molalla, Multnomah and Watlala Chinook Peoples and the Tualatin Kalapuya who today are part of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde, and many other Native communities who made their homes along the Columbia River. We also want to recognize that Portland today is a community of many diverse Native peoples who continue to live and work here. We respectfully acknowledge and honor all Indigenous communities—past, present, future—and are grateful for their ongoing and vibrant presence.