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The Northwest Film Center is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, welcoming environment for volunteers, staff, and audiences alike, year-round at our exhibitions, festivals, and classes.  We value creating new experiences, exploring the world around us, and building community through film.


The Northwest Film Center is committed to ensuring that all our screenings, events, classes, and service locations are free from harassment, discrimination, and threatening or disrespectful behavior of any kind.  Anyone who engages in such conduct will have their access to Northwest Film Center screenings, events, classes, and service locations revoked without notice or refund.  If you have experienced or observed any violations of this code of conduct, or have any concerns, please alert a member of our staff immediately.

By attending a Northwest Film Center produced event, festival, screening, or class, you agree to abide by this code of conduct.  We appreciate your participation in cultivating a positive environment.

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.