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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.

Museum and NW Film Center Cancel Events and Programming to Protect the Community

March 12, 2020 Following the recommendations from the State of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority to slow the spread of COVID-19, the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center (NWFC) are canceling all public programs, tours, field trips, films (including all films and programming for the remainder of the Portland International Film Festival at

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information for Visitors

March 5, 2020 As concern about the coronavirus (COVID-19) continues, the Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center (NWFC) are implementing a number of measures to prioritize the health and safety of visitors, staff, and volunteers. These include increased cleaning in high-traffic areas and requiring that staff and volunteers who are sick stay home. The

PIFF 2019: Young Solitude

Young Solitude Directed by Claire Simon France, Documentary, 2018, 100 mins., in French with English subtitles Dates/Times: Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. (program concludes at 11:15 a.m.) Wednesday, March 13th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (program concludes at 1:45 p.m.) Thursday, March 14th, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. (program concludes at 11:15 a.m.) CANCELLED Location: Northwest Film

Amy Dotson is the Northwest Film Center’s Director and Curator, Film & New Media

The Portland Art Museum and Northwest Film Center are pleased to announce that Amy Dotson will be the next director of the Northwest Film Center. Dotson comes to the Film Center from the Independent Filmmaker Project (IFP), the oldest and largest organization in the United States championing the future of storytelling on all platforms, where

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



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.