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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.

Northwest Film Center announces Identifying Features as winner of its Future/future competition

Northwest Film Center announces Identifying Features as winner of its Future/future competition The debut feature from director Fernanda Valadez takes top honors in boundary-pushing new cinema from emerging filmmakers at the Portland International Film Festival (PORTLAND, OR) – The Northwest Film Center is excited to announce the winner of the 44th Portland International Film Festival’s

Steve McQueen, Garrett Bradley, Gus Van Sant, Mollye Asher, and Alex Bulkley to be honored at the 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards

Steve McQueen, Garrett Bradley, Gus Van Sant, Mollye Asher, and Alex Bulkley to be honored at the 2021 Cinema Unbound Awards  (PORTLAND, OR) – The annual Cinema Unbound Awards 2021 honorees were announced today by the Portland Art Museum & Northwest Film Center (NWFC).  This year’s honorees include Steve McQueen, Garrett Bradley, Gus Van Sant, Mollye

PIFF 44: Cinema Unbound

The Northwest Film Center’s 44th Annual Portland International Film Festival

The Northwest Film Center’s 44th Annual Portland International Film Festival (PORTLAND, OR) – The 44th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 44) is proud to announce the first wave of titles and special events. Taking place March 5 – 14, 2021, PIFF 44 is a program of the Portland Art Museum’s Northwest Film Center, one of

The Northwest Film Center Announces Full Slate for The 44th Portland International Film Festival March 5-14, 2021

The Northwest Film Center Announces Full Slate for The 44th Portland International Film Festival March 5-14, 2021 PORTLAND, OR – The Northwest Film Center reveals the full slate for the 44th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF 44) lineup. A creative, multi-media feast, PIFF 44 spotlights artists both around the corner and across the globe—embracing the

The Northwest Film Center Announces PIFF 2.0 Reimagining the final days of the 43rd Portland International Film Festival October 1-3, 2020

The Northwest Film Center Announces PIFF 2.0 Reimagining the final days of the 43rd Portland International Film Festival October 1-3, 2020 PORTLAND, Oregon—The Northwest Film Center announces PIFF 2.0, reimagining the final days of the 43rd Portland International Film Festival. From October 1 to 3, 2020, PIFF 2.0 will present 10 films, talks and happy

Venice VR Expanded

Venice VR Expanded 2020

The Northwest Film Center and the Portland Art Museum Selected as sole U.S. partner for Venice Biennale’s Venice VR Expanded 2020 September 2-12, 2020, at the Portland Art Museum PORTLAND, Oregon—The Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum in Oregon have been announced as the exclusive U.S. partner for the Virtual Reality (VR) arm of

Re:Imagine Artist Fund

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center announce The Re:Imagine Artist Fund, an expanded initiative to support visual, cinema arts, and new media artists, both to provide immediate assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as to sustain their creative practices long-term. The Fund will provide emergency relief grants and longer-term sustainability grants, as

Winners of the Future/future Competition

The Northwest Film Center is excited to announce the winners of the 43rd Portland International Film Festival’s Future/future competition: The Fever, directed by Maya Da-Rin and This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection, directed by Jeremiah Mosese. The Portland International Film Festival’s Future/future competition highlights boundary-pushing new cinema from emerging filmmakers and represents some

The Museum and Northwest Film Center Closed Amid Increased COVID-19 Precaution

March 13, 2020 UPDATE—MARCH 27, 2020: This announcement has been updated to reflect the closure of the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center until further notice, in accordance with the community health order issued by Oregon Gov. Kate Brown. Stay well, and we hope to see you again soon. The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center



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.