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Join the Northwest Film Center in its commitment to high quality analog film presentation!




We’ve been gifted a wonderful (vintage, but timeless) Eastman 25B pedestal projector that we want to refurbish and install in the Whitsell Auditorium.

This projector will enable us to continue to show 16mm films as well as exhibit analog gems as they were intended to be seen: in their original format and on equipment that ensures a filmmaker’s vision shines brightly.

For much of the 20th century, 16mm was the preferred film format of independent makers, especially in the documentary, animation, and experimental genres. It continues to be used by a new generation of artists today. We believe that it’s important to be able to show this work in the context of cinema history, keep it alive for new audiences, and do so with the best possible presentation. Your gift will make it possible.

We’re hoping to raise funds through small donations from filmmakers and film lovers who appreciate 16mm and want to keep it in the Center’s programming mix. Thank you for your contribution!