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Upcoming Classes & Workshops

It’s Alive! Puppet-Making and Stop Motion Animation for Kids

Mar 22, 2021 – Mar 24, 2021

This course will provide a simple overview of how to create a stop motion puppet and animate it, sharing the

Genius Loci: The Spirit of Place

Apr 5, 2021 – Apr 12, 2021

Genius Loci: The Spirit of Place is an interdisciplinary 3-part workshop examining spectral approaches to audio, visual, and cinematic documentary.

Worldbuilding in a Ready-Made World

Apr 13, 2021 – Apr 20, 2021

Worldbuilding in a Ready-Made World is creative production design on a budget. From the original “Star Wars” to “Stalker,” filmmakers

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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.