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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.

The Premiere Circle offers members unprecedented VIP access to the inner workings of the Northwest Film Center. Through their ongoing investment in the Northwest Film Center as our region’s most dynamic and vital media arts institution, Premiere Circle members enjoy special opportunities and experiences to enrich their experience and understanding of the local and worldwide cinema celebrated at the Film Center.

Members of the Premiere Circle are invited to enjoy:

  • An annual behind-the-scenes preview of the Portland International Film Festival with Film Center Director and staff
  • Free ticket and reserved space for you at a Cinema Unbound drive-in screening of your choice
  • Special tours and tutorials of our projection booth, film inspection process, special discounts on classes and summer camps, and more!
  • Priority invitation to any receptions, tours, lectures, or special events
  • Opportunities to meet with visiting directors and artists

Premiere Circle membership levels

Core Benefits:

  • Membership discounts to regular price year-round screenings; member discounts to festival tickets including the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) tickets and passes.
  • Unlimited access to all screenings at the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)
  • Invitations to advance screenings
  • Complimentary tickets for you to special preview screenings – online.
  • Invitation to PIFF Opening Night Party and Film
  • Free ticket and reserved space for you at a Cinema Unbound drive-in screening of your choice
  • $5 off Cinema Unbound drive-in tickets
  • 6 PIFF vouchers for you or a guest
  • 6 Portland Art Museum adult admission tickets
  • 20% discount off all Northwest Film Center Classes
  • MUBI streaming subscription – One year free!
  • One free New Wave gift membership to give away
  • Special travel opportunities

BENEFACTOR $1500 (membership for two)

Join/Renew

A great choice for the year-round cinemagoer, offering unlimited access to the Film Center’s regular year-round programming.

Core benefits, plus:

  • Membership discounts to regular price year-round screenings; member discounts to festival tickets including the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) tickets and passes.
  • Unlimited access to all screenings at the Portland International Film Festival (PIFF)
  • Invitations to advance screenings
  • Complimentary tickets for you to special preview screenings – online.
  • Free ticket and reserved space for you at a Cinema Unbound drive-in screening of your choice
  • $5 off Cinema Unbound drive-in tickets
  • 6 PIFF vouchers for you or a guest
  • 6 Portland Art Museum adult admission tickets
  • 20% discount off all Northwest Film Center Classes
  • MUBI streaming subscription – One year free!
  • Complimentary admission to PIFF Opening Night Party and Film for two
  • 4 PIFF vouchers for a guest*
  • 4 Portland Art Museum adult admission tickets

SUSTAINER $2500 (membership for four)

Join/Renew

Core benefits, plus:

  • Reserved seating for two in the Whitsell Auditorium**
  • Reserved seating section in other theaters during PIFF and other Festivals**
  • Complimentary admission to PIFF Opening Night Party and Film for two
  • 26 complimentary tickets for you or a guest, valid for any regular price Film Center screening within one year of membership renewal purchase
  • 6 PIFF vouchers for a guest*
  • 6 Portland Art Museum adult admission tickets
  • Complimentary Portland Art Museum Friend membership for two
  • MUBI streaming subscription – One year free!

SPOTLIGHT $5000 (membership for four)

Join/Renew

Core benefits, plus:

  • Reserved seating for two in the Whitsell Auditorium**
  • Reserved seating section in other theaters during PIFF and other Festivals**
  • Complimentary admission to PIFF Opening Night Party and Film for four
  • 30 complimentary tickets for you or a guest, valid for any regular price Film Center screening
  • 10 PIFF vouchers for a guest*
  • 10 Portland Art Museum adult admission tickets
  • Complimentary Portland Art Museum Friend membership for two
  • Travel opportunities with Northwest Film Center Director and Film Center staff
  • Opportunity for one private screening for you and your guests in the Whitsell Auditorium
  • A $500 scholarship in your name for a School of Film Student OR a complimentary School of Film class of your choice.
  • MUBI streaming subscription – One year free!

 

 

*PIFF vouchers are one-time use and must be exchanged in advance for Festival tickets at the Festival Advance Ticket Outlet, excludes Opening Night Film and Party **Restrictions on special engagements may apply; seating is guaranteed until 10 minutes before showtime or pass holder allotment is met.



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.