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Low-cost Rental for Indie Filmmakers: Arri Alexa

Thanks to a very generous donation from our friends at Koerner Camera Systems, we are excited to offer this amazing low-cost resource to benefit the independent filmmaking community. The Alexa is a top of the line digital cinema camera designed for feature films and high-end commercial productions. It is universally known and coveted by cinematographer’s and directors for it’s tonal

America’s First Foodie: The Incredible Life of James Beard

Portland, Oregon is known as the foodie capital of America, crawling with farm-to-table restaurants and food carts aplenty. But, before Portland’s secret was discovered by the world, James Beard was cultivating everything that Portland had to offer. Born in 1903, Beard paved the way for culinary arts around the world using local and sustainable Pacific

PIFF XL Opening Night

Thanks to all of our members, sponsors and friends who joined us on Thursday, February 9 for our screening of Raul Peck’s documentary film I Am Not Your Negro and our Opening Night party for the 40th Portland International Film Festival. Photos by Jason Quigley

March 18, 2017: Billings Public Library, Billings Montana

Best of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Saturday, March 18, 2017 7:30 pm Billings Public Library 510 N. Broadway Billings, MT 59101 Also screening is the Best of the Fresh Film NW youth program.

March 10: KALA Art Center Astoria, OR

Best of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Friday, March 10, 2017 7:30 pm Kala Art Center Astoria Riverwalk Astoria, OR 97103 Filmmakers to be present:  Josh Lunden and Woodruff Laputka

January 20: Whidbey Island Center for the Arts

Best of the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Friday, January 20, 2017 7:30 pm Whidbey Island Center for the Arts 565 Camano Ave Langley, WA 98260   Also screened Best of the Fresh Film NW Program and a Direct Animation Workshop

Announcing the 40th Portland International Film Festival’s Visiting Artists

(PORTLAND, OR) – The Northwest Film Center is excited to announce the roster of visiting artists at the 40th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF XL). This year’s Festival begins on Thursday, February 9th and will run through the 25th of the month. The PIFF XL visiting artists include Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams,

Global Classroom Reservations

Reservations are required in order to attend Global Classroom screenings. A reservation request must be made via the form below. Once you have completed the form, hit Submit. If your submission is successful, you will see the following message at the bottom of the page: “Your Global Classroom reservation request has been submitted.” Making the

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.