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A Teacher’s Journey – Bushra Azzouz

Bushra Azzouz reflects on 25 years teaching filmmaking at the Northwest Film Center. At the Northwest Film Center, beginning students start at the feet of a master. Art of Filmmaking is the Film Center’s 101, and—both because and in spite of the fact that some students never move on—this foundational instruction comes straight from the

Oregon Media Arts Fellowship Spotlight: The Way We Talk

Each year, the Northwest Film Center awards the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship to emerging and established film and video artists from Oregon. A collaboration between the Oregon Arts Commission, Oregon Media Production Association, and the Northwest Film Center, the Fellowship provides funding for individual filmmakers to create new works, or complete works-in-progress. Two years ago,

Oregon Production Award Competition

The Oregon Media Production Award is an open competition in which filmmakers are asked to make a short 2-3 minute film on the topic of “The Frame.” What is it? How does it relate to filmmaking? Why is it so important? Is it important? What’s on the other side? Us? All of these deep questions and

May 11: Eastern Washington University

Best of the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour Wednesday, May 11, 2016 7 pm Eastern Washington University 526 5th St Cheney, WA 99004

The Film Art of Matthew Barney

Matthew Barney is one of the most talked about figures in contemporary art. His primary medium is film. A few decades ago, those sentences together would seem incompatible; the idea of a filmmaker being accepted, let alone celebrated, in the pantheon of modern art is a relatively recent development. So to understand the significance of

Certificate in Film Grad at Filmed by Bike and Clinton Street Theater

From the stellar group of 2015 Certificate in Film graduates of the Northwest Film Center, student Conrad Kaczor has two upcoming film events in town. In addition to being an emerging filmmaker, Kaczor is an active member of the dance communities here in Portland and often turns his lens on local dancers, blending body movement with

Primer: Czech New Wave

The upcoming series New Czech Cinema (May 6 — May 14) shines a spotlight on a new generation of up-and-coming Czech filmmakers. The exuberance of these rising filmmakers brings up fond memories of the great turning point in Czech Cinema which occurred in the 1960s, known as the Czech New Wave. Driven by students of the

38th Annual IFP Film Week Call for Entries

IFP is accepting submissions for the 38th annual IFP Film Week (Sept. 17 – 22), the only international co-production market for film – and now television, web-based series and VR projects – in the United States. Featuring over 150 works-in-progress from over 22 countries, notable narrative alumni include Appropriate Behavior, Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Beasts

Silver Screen Club Series Guest Pass!

This spring we have some exciting chances for you to share the films you love with the people you love! Join, refer a friend, or renew your membership in the Silver Screen Club at the Supporter+ level before June 30th* and get a free guest pass to the film series of your choice, including Through

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.