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The 2019 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Award

The Oregon Media Arts Fellowship is an award given each year for filmmakers who have shown a commitment to the moving image arts and pushing their practice with new and engaging work. The Northwest Film Center administers the Fellowship, which this year was funded by the Oregon Arts Commission. 2019 Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Awards

42nd Portland International Film Festival

The 42nd Portland International Film Festival Audience Award Winners

The 42nd Portland International Film Festival Audience Award Winners (PORTLAND, OR) – The Northwest Film Center has the great pleasure of announcing this year’s Audience Award winners. Throughout the Festival, attendees were given the opportunity to register their opinions on each of the 90 features and 55 shorts screened at the 42nd Portland International Film

Announcement about Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival and Portland International Film Festival

Filmmaker support is at the core of the Northwest Film Center’s mission, and since our founding in 1971, we’ve helped countless Northwest filmmakers—based in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, and British Columbia—realize their artistic visions through classes, workshops, equipment access, screening programs, festivals, panel discussions, filmmaker summits, funding initiatives, and fellowships. Starting in November 2019,

PIFF 2019: Stupid Young Heart

Stupid Young Heart Directed by Selma Vilhunen Finland, Narrative, 2018, 102 mins., in Finnish and Somali with English subtitles Date/Time: Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 12 p.m. (program concludes at 1:50 p.m.) Location: Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. (inside the Portland Art Museum) Reservation Form Below Themes & Subjects: Immigration, Race & Racism, Nationalism,

PIFF 2019: Rafiki

Rafiki Directed by Wanuri Kahiu Kenya/South Africa, Narrative, 2018, 83 mins., in English and Swahili with English subtitles Date/Time: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m.. (program concludes at 1:30 p.m.) Location: Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, 1219 SW Park Ave. (inside the Portland Art Museum) Themes & Subjects: Kenyan Culture, LGBTQ, Women’s Rights, Class & Classicism, Adolescence,



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.