Q: What is Global Classroom?
A: An engaging, free of charge, field trip opportunity for high school students and teachers to view independent and international films and interact with guest artists and experts. Students come from a variety of schools in the region.

Q: How do I sign up?
A: Participation is by advanced reservation online only on a first-come first-serve basis. Check out the listing of Upcoming Global Classroom Programs to see available programs. A link to the reservation request form is on each film page. Remember that reservations are required. Making the request, however, does not guarantee your class a spot. Northwest Film Center Education Staff will contact you within a week of submitting your reservation in order to confirm whether or not space is available. To update or cancel your reservation request, or for other questions, please email Mia Ferm, Education Programs Manager at mia@nwfilm.org.

Q: Can elementary or middle school students attend?
A: Global Classroom films are specifically selected for teens and high school students and may not be appropriate for younger age groups.

Q: Where are the films shown?
A: Films screen at the Northwest Film Center’s Whitsell Auditorium located in the lower level of the Portland Art Museum, located at 1219 SW Park Ave. Portland, OR. The Whitsell Auditorium has a capacity of 376 seats.

Q: We are taking school buses. Where can they park?
A: Directions and Parking PDF is available here.

Q: I would like to combine my trip to see a film with a tour of the Portland Art Museum, how do I do that?
A: You must request a tour directly with the Portland Art Museum. You can do so online here. Or contact Gabriella Linquist at gabriella.linquist@pam.org.