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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,

PIFF 2019 Global Classroom

Global Classroom screenings during the 2019 Portland International Film Festival will take place Monday, March 11th through Thursday March 14th. As with all Global Classroom screenings, they are FREE, but online reservations are required. Click on the film titles below for all details and to submit a reservation. Both Monday screenings are full, but you

PIFF 2019: Miriam Lies

Miriam Lies Directed by Natalia Cabral and Oriol Estrada Dominican Republic/Spain, Narrative, 2018, 90 mins., in Spanish with English subtitles Dates/Times:  Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 9:15 a.m. (directors in attendance, program concludes no later than 11:15 a.m.) Monday, March 11th, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. (directors in attendance, program concludes no later than 2 p.m.) Location: Northwest

Special Events

Media Mixer hosted by the OMPA and the Northwest Film Center Thursday, November 1, 5:00pm Southpark Seafood — 901 SW Salmon St. Join the Oregon Media Production Association (OMPA) and the Northwest Film Center for a media mixer at South Park Seafood. The event is free for OMPA members, filmmakers, and Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival pass

Winner Announced For #OregonMade Screenwriter’s Residency Award

August 6th, 2018: The OregonMade Creative Foundation, Northwest Film Center and Playa Summer Lake announce the winner for the 2nd annual Playa residency award. The Screenwriter’s Residency program, now in its second year, received over 30 pitches, proposals and outlines from screenwriters, filmmakers and related creators focusing on a new take on an old genre – The Western. Projects needed to be

Screenwriters’ Residency Award

The OregonMade Creative Foundation, Northwest Film Center and Playa Summer Lake announce the second year of a unique residency opportunity for screenwriters and filmmakers. This program calls for proposals from screenwriters, filmmakers and related creators to work on a script/story/pitch/narrative project during an up to 4-week residency at PLAYA in Summer Lake, Oregon. The OregonMade Screenwriter’s Residency Award is

Northwest Film Center Director Bill Foster Announces Retirement

PORTLAND, OR May 9, 2018 After nearly four decades at the helm of the Northwest Film Center, Bill Foster has announced his retirement. During Foster’s tenure the Film Center has become the region’s premier media arts institution and is recognized as a model for film arts exhibition, education, and artist service organizations nationally. Foster guided



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.