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Featured Classes

Write Your Own Web Series

New class! Starts Tuesday, January 23rd

16mm Bolex Camera Operation Workshop

Saturday, February 3rd

Art of Filmmaking II

Starts Wednesday, January 24th

Teen Cinematography

Starts Saturday, February 10th

NWFC classes and workshops are open to any community member seeking to explore filmmaking, whether professionally, avocationally or in between. Taught by a faculty of award-winning filmmakers, classes generally meet in the evenings and on weekends, and encourage technical skill-building and the development of one’s personal voice as a storyteller. Simply sign up for what interests you.

  • Breaking in at the Entry Level

    Advanced registration is currently closed, but there is space available for drop-in registration ahead of class. Please stop by (934

  • Digital Editing: iMovie

    Advanced registration is currently closed. There may be space available for drop-in registration ahead of class. Please stop by (934

  • SOLD OUT: Scratch, Paint, Animate! January

    Inspired by ANIMATING LIFE: THE ART, SCIENCE & WONDER OF LAIKA at the Portland Art Museum (opening October 14) and

  • Art of Filmmaking I

    *If this section is full, please note that a new section has been added for Thursday nights. Register here.* Shoot

  • NEW – Write Your Own Web Series

    Release your inner showrunner!  The web series is a viable (and inexpensive) platform for showing off your storytelling talent.  These

  • Digital Cinematography

    Develop an eye for shot composition and framing while shooting in a variety of situations. Gain confidence in your artistic ability

  • Art of Filmmaking II

      Take the knowledge you developed in ART OF FILMMAKING I to the next level. Further develop your artistic and

  • Screenwriting Fundamentals

    Get the story in your head ready for the screen. This class focuses on the tools and processes of creating

  • Stop-Motion Animation

    Looking to put some animation mojo into your creative practice? Come try your hand at some of the methods and