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The Whitsell Auditorium and the Northwest Film Center Equipment Room are closed to the public in an effort to further stem the spread of COVID-19. All classes canceled until further notice. Stay connected to art, film, and more by signing up for our newsletter.

The Northwest Film Center is dedicated to providing a venue to screen meritorious independent film and video, especially those made by filmmakers of the Northwest. Northwest residents (Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington State) may enter their work in the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival at any time during the year; entries will also be considered for our ongoing Northwest Tracking series. Follow the links below for information and entry forms for our various exhibition programs. Northwest filmmakers are encouraged to contact Filmmaker Services Manager Ben Popp at ben@nwfilm.org. Filmmakers outside the region may contact Exhibition Program Manager Morgen Ruff at piffsubmissions@nwfilm.org.

Current film submission opportunities

 



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.