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Join us on the opening night of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival for a night of food and fun benefiting our next generation of Northwest filmmakers and celebrating the Northwest Film Center’s 45th anniversary. PURCHASE TICKETS Purchase Tickets Join us on the opening night of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival for a night of food and

November 16: Whitman College

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Wednesday, November 16, 2016 7:00 pm Whitman College 345 Boyer Ave Walla Walla, WA 99362

August 27: Johnny Guitar (1954)

  Praised as Joan Crawford’s “greatest triumph”, Johnny Guitar is a 1954 western drama directed by Nicholas Ray. Featuring the Academy Award winning actress, Johnny Guitar follows Vienna, a strong-willed and independent saloonkeeper with a volatile relationship between herself and the community of an Arizona cattle town. Vienna and her unstable relationship with the town

Director Spotlight: Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat

On Tuesday August 2, the Northwest Film Center is proud to present Speculation Nation, the latest documentary by artists Bill Brown and Sabine Gruffat, who will introduce the film and lead a Q&A following. Speculation Nation is an incisive look into the housing crisis in Spain, exploring through first-hand accounts the intersections between money, politics, and

2016 Topdown: Rooftop Cinema

How often can you say that you’ve enjoyed watching a movie under the setting summer sun, leading you through an engaging story and into the backdrop of the beautiful Portland skyline? Join us for the 12th annual film festival under the stars, the 2016 Top Down: Rooftop Cinema. Already, the premiere of the festival’s first

Summer Camp for Kids and Teens: Register Now!

Has your child demonstrated an interest or talent in storytelling, filmmaking, or digital technology? If so, allow them to empower their potential through the many classes offered by the Northwest Film Center’s annual summer camp for kids and teens. The Film Center offers a wide selection of classes that allows your child to explore the

McMinnville Short Film Festival Entry Deadline Aug. 1

Filmmakers with projects shorter than 20 minutes are encouraged to submit to the 2016 McMinnville Short Film Festival. The Festival is scheduled for October 1-2 at the McMinnville Cinema in McMinnville, OR. MSFF Awards & Prizes Grand Jury Prize – $250 prize plus trophy Best Director – trophy Best Story – trophy Best Cinematography –

July 13: Whitsell Auditorium

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Wednesday, July 13, 2016 7:00 pm Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium 1219 SW Park Ave Portland, OR 97205

July 26: Portland Community College

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:00 pm Portland Community College Cascade Campus: Moriarty Building 705 N. Killingsworth St. Portland, OR 97217 Filmmakers in Attendance: Ira Flowers, Kurtis Hough, Stuart Eagon

Get Hands-on Experience with the Pickathon Camera Crew

There’s a strong allure to capturing the magic of a concert, sports game, or any other live event, but breaking into the camera crew game can be difficult. Without connections or work history, it’s difficult to know where to start, and the amount of specialized equipment and procedures can be enough to make your head spin. But it doesn’t have