Skip to content

Directed by NWFC Certificate in Film Graduates

2016 71 min., FREE

Join us as we screen and celebrate new work from present students and alumni of the Northwest Film Center’s Certificate Program in Film, and acknowledge the faculty, visiting artists, staff, family and friends who have supported them on their filmmaking journey. The program includes the premiere of Edward Derby’s (2016) WISHBONE, about a post-college book lover who looks for affirmation of her whimsy by hiding postcards in a bookstore; along with AWOKEN FROM TOLO, a profile of local dancer Conrad Kaczor (2015) by Zsuzsanna Mangu (2015); FITTING THE DESCRIPTION IN NORTH PORTLAND, a look at how students of color at Portland’s Roosevelt High School and police in North Portland are trying to understand each other by Jarrat Taylor (2011); Melissa Rue’s (2011) THE LAND BETWEEN, a drama about a young girl who helps an Iraq Veteran emerge from the nightmare of war; and Michael Roberson’s (2011) DELIVERY, about a woman who wants to complete what she started at prom 16 years ago.

A reception in the Stevens Room (adjacent to the Whitsell Auditorium) honoring the filmmakers begins at 6:30pm. The film program begins at 7pm.

The screening and reception are both free and open to the public.

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.