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The Best of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, presents a carefully selected cross-section of filmmaking from the Northwest, selected annually from the films including in our Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival. The works included in this program are chosen to represent the quality, range and vitality of filmmaking in the region. This collection is available for public screening.

Since its inception in 1973, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (formerly the Northwest Film & Video Festival) has attracted a unique breed of filmmaker that challenges the status quo of the cinematic landscape and introduces new ideas in filmmaking to enthusiastic audiences, both at its home in Portland, OR. and across the country through the Best of the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Tour. The films selected for each year’s Tour cannot properly express the breadth of talent in our region, but we hope that it will whet your appetite and encourage you to seek out and appreciate visionary work wherever you can find it.


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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.