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Global Classroom

Free screenings for high school students

The Northwest Film Center’s Global Classroom Program brings the best in new world cinema to high school students through free screenings at select moments throughout the school year, including during the Portland International Film Festival. Screenings take place in the Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium, inside the Portland Art Museum.

Upcoming screenings for the 2017-18 school year will be posted here once scheduled.

Global Classroom screenings as part of the 2018 Portland International Film Festival will take place the week of February 26-March 2.

What are teachers saying about Global Classroom?

From Tigard High School: Thank you so much! Students were thrilled to come downtown and experience the film with students from other schools. They were so pleased with the entire program and happy to have their first field trip since elementary school! — Attended a screening of Los Sures in spring 2016.

From Portland Public Schools Community Transition Program: I was curious to see how my students would react to the films, especially with the subtitles. They expressed that overall they enjoyed each film, and I think as they got used to the format, they liked it more each visit. My students aren’t the type to go to foreign film screenings, so this experience was educational for them and showed them new possibilities in their lives. —Attended various screenings during the 2016 Portland International Film Festival.

From Arts and Technology High School: Very well organized, the films were great, the atmosphere and facilities were amazing, Communications and accommodations appreciated! —Attended various screenings during the 2016 Portland International Film Festival.

From Westside Christian High School: The documentary was very good. It was suitable for and interesting to teenagers as well as educational. The event ran smoothly. It being in the Art Museum was an added bonus. —Attended a screening of Landfill Harmonic during the 2016 Portland International Film Festival.

Thanks to these sponsors of Global Classroom

Regional Arts & Culture Council and The Citizens of Portland through the Arts Education and Access Fund, Lamb-Baldwin Foundation, and the James F and Marion L Miller Foundation.