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In accordance with the recent mandate from Oregon Governor Kate Brown, masks are required during Open-Air Cinema at OMSI. Masks continue to be required for all staff and visitors at the Portland Art Museum, including Venice VR Expanded.

June 29, 2016 – August 10, 2016

Our Northwest Tracking programs showcase the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest—Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington—whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region. Whether presenting single artist retrospectives, new features, documentaries, or inspired collections of short works, Northwest Tracking offers testimony to the creativity and talent in our flourishing media arts community.

Download a printable PDF of the series schedule HERE.

Northwest Tracking is supported in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Oregon Cultural Trust.

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2016 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Awards

Directed by Pam Minty, Rose Bond

For the past nine years the Northwest Film Center has presented the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, an award funded by

Abstractions: Films by Jon Behrens

Directed by Jon Behrens

A pioneer of the Northwest’s experimental film scene, Seattle filmmaker Jon Behrens has been making visually striking optically printed films

An Evening with Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society

Directed by Various

The Juneau Underground Motion Picture Society (JUMP), is Juneau’s premier independent film organization. Though their creative spirit and energy more

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

Each year, following November’s Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, a program of shorts tours the Northwest region to find new audiences and


Directed by Christopher LaMarca

Shot in a verité style, Boone follows three farmers as they experience the hardships and inherent beauties of life on

Chasing the Wild Boar: Films by Julia Oldham

Directed by Julia Oldham

Julia Oldham, who works in New York City and Portland, is both a scientist and an artist. Using both spheres

Loose Horses

Directed by Kathy Kasic

In the second film of Northwest Tracking Farm Edition: Industry and Animal Husbandry, we turn to Loose Horses, a film

Milk Men

Directed by Jan Haaken

Portland filmmaker Jan Haaken’s Milk Men takes an in-depth look at the dairy industry in the Pacific Northwest. Following the

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.