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Announcing the 40th Portland International Film Festival’s Visiting Artists

(PORTLAND, OR) – The Northwest Film Center is excited to announce the roster of visiting artists at the 40th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF XL). This year’s Festival begins on Thursday, February 9th and will run through the 25th of the month. The PIFF XL visiting artists include Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams,

Global Classroom Reservations

Reservations are required in order to attend Global Classroom screenings. A reservation request must be made via the form below. They are first-come first-serve. Once you have completed the form, hit Submit. If your submission is successful, you will see the following message at the bottom of the page: “Your Global Classroom reservation request has

PIFF 2017: The World of Us

The World of Us Directed by Ga-eun Yoon South Korea, Drama, 2016, 95 mins., in Korean with English subtitles Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.   Themes & Subjects: Asian Studies, Korean Education System, Adolescence, Family Relations, Peer Pressure Synopsis: At an age when perhaps friends mean more

PIFF 2017: Raising Bertie

Raising Bertie Directed by Margaret Byrne US, Documentary, 2016, 102 mins., in English Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. *director in attendance following the film Wednesday only, program concludes at 11:50 a.m.* Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. Themes & Subjects: US Educational System, Juvenile Justice, Race & Racism,

PIFF 2017: My Life as a Zucchini

My Life as a Zucchini / Ma vie de courgette Directed by Claude Barras France, Animation, 2016, 66 mins., in French with English subtitles Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Very limited space available. Thursday, February 23rd, 2017 at 10 a.m. Screening FULL, wait list only. Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.   Themes & Subjects: French,

PIFF 2017: Starless Dreams

Starless Dreams Directed by Mehrdad Oskouei Iran, Documentary, 2016, 76 mins., in Farsi with English subtitles Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 10 a.m. Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.   Themes & Subjects: Islamic Studies, Juvenile Justice, Women’s Studies, Adolescence, Family Relations Synopsis: Murder, drug addiction, hijacking cars, running away from home: these are just a few

PIFF 2017: Rara

Rara Directed by Pepa San Martín Chile/Argentina, Drama, 2016, 82 mins., in Spanish with English subtitles Tuesday, February 21st, 2017 at 10 a.m. Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 12:30 p.m. Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. Themes & Subjects: Family Relations, Lesbian Studies, Adolescence, South America Synopsis: Twelve-year-old Sara has a warm and supportive home with

2017 Equipment Rental Special – Available until February 25!

  Extended due to popular demand! Live your New Years resolution to make more film in 2017!  The Northwest Film Center is here to help with two outstanding equipment rental specials available ONLY until February 25.   $199 Equipment Package   Pay $199 now and receive unlimited rentals of our cameras, sound gear, lights and

Watch Learn Make Party

Thanks to everyone who joined us on Thursday, November 10 as we celebrated the 45th anniversary of the Northwest Film Center and the Opening Night of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival. At the party we announced our goal to raise $45,000 in our 45th year for our Scholarship Fund. If you’d like to contribute, please

October 18, 2016: Do Not Resist

Do Not Resist Director Craig Atkinson will be in attendance for a Q&A immediately following the film. Screening Tuesday, October 18th, 2016 at 12:15 p.m. Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave.   Directed by Craig Atkinson United States, 2016, 73 mins., in English Themes & Subjects: American Studies, Civil Rights, Criminal Justice, Law, Racism, Urban