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Media Mixer hosted by the OMPA and the Northwest Film Center

Thursday, November 1, 5:00pm

Southpark Seafood — 901 SW Salmon St.

Join the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) and the Northwest Film Center for a media mixer at South Park Seafood. The event is free for OMPA members, filmmakers, and Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival pass holders. Come mingle with some of the local industry’s best!    


Northwest Film Center’s Gearage Sale

Friday, November 2, 12pm – 5pm

Saturday, November 3, 12pm – 5pm

Northwest Film Center Offices, Classroom 1 — 934 SW Salmon St.

The Northwest Film Center’s Equipment Room is opening its doors to the public to browse and purchase pieces that are not in use, have run their course, or that we just do not have room for any more! In addition to the used and new gear, Kodak Super 8 film stocks will be on sale. All profits go straight back into the Equipment Room’s maintenance pool to repair and maintain current gear.


Northwest Exposure

Saturday November 3, 4:30pm

Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium — 1219 SW Park Ave.

Seven scriptwriting contest finalists will have their work read live by professional actors including: Anna Nicholas, Jeanine Jackson, Ava Anderson, Chrisse Roccaro, Sami Yacob-Andrus, Hailee More, Syd Winbush, Jack Poole, Andrew York, Peyton Yager, Todd Robinson, Jeff Rosnick, Darius Pierce, Harold Phillips, Ryan Noel, Dennis Fitzpatrick, Luke Alden, Trish Egan, Michelle Damis, Hailee More, and Lily Crow.

Special guest judges for this event are Sara B. Cooper, Todd Stein and Troy Greenwood.

The winner will receive a production package from local companies Koerner Camera, Gearhead Grip, Stage 13, DigitalOne, Mission Control, PDX-Pendables,, the Northwest Film Center, and the OMPA.

The goal is to provide a local filmmaker with the tools to go from scratch to finish with community support.  Sponsored by SAG/AFTRA.         


The 50 Foot Challenge

Saturday, November 3, 9pm

Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium — 1219 SW Park Ave.

Now in its third incarnation and with the support of Kodak, the 50 Foot Challenge is a competition in which ten filmmakers create an in-camera film using Kodak Super-8, with a soundtrack only applied afterwards. Filmmakers include Joanna Priestley, Laura Houlberg, Sally Spaderna, Tara Johnson-Medinger, Scott Braucht, Anthony Hudson, Julie Perini, Sean Conley, Laura Heit, and Bryan Hiltner. Sponsored by Kodak.  


Saturday Night Dance Party

Saturday, November 3, 9:30pm – Midnight

Northwest Film Center Offices, Classroom 1 – 934 SW Salmon St.

After a long day of screenings and Summiting, dance the night away as DJ DNA spins some tunes and Greg Hamilton shines some 16mm visuals. Sponsored by Sizzle Pie, Portlandia Vinters, and Rogue Ales.    


Film Talkers’ Lounge

Various Days Throughout Fest

Stevens Lounge, Portland Art Museum —1219 SW Park Ave.

The Film Talkers’ Lounge is a place where both filmmakers and attendees can gather to talk about what they have seen or are excited to see. Located in the Stevens room near the Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum, this is the place to mingle and meet with fellow Festival-goers. Food sponsored by Carina Lounge, Addy’s Sandwiches, Ken’s Artisan Bakery, Abacela Wineries, Portlandia Vinters, Rogue Ales, and Hoda’s Middle Eastern Cuisine.       


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.