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Behind the Stories of It Did Happen Here: The Making of a Podcast that Captured a People’s History of Anti Fascist and Anti Racist activism

Jan 21, 2022

Join activist/musician Mic Crenshaw and documentarian Erin Yanke as they go into detail about the making of the podcast It

General Rules of Thumb for Fundraising: How to Package, Pitch, and Fund Creative Projects

Dec 10, 2021

Learn the basics of what funders are looking for from artists when they are being asked to fund creative projects.

The Courtesan in Bollywood Cinema: Dance from the Tawaif to the Item Girl

Nov 12, 2021 – Nov 20, 2021

2 Lecture & 2 Dance Classes (Virtual Classes) Unique to South Asian Cinema is the story of the Courtesan.  A

When Biggie Met Hitchcock

Sep 25, 2021 – Oct 9, 2021

This course will analyze references and influences in cinema and hip-hop music. Exploring the relationships of film directors and rap

Exploring Identity, Environment, and Creativity through Photography, Video, and Sound 

Aug 23, 2021 – Aug 27, 2021

Exploring Identity, Environment, and Creativity through Photography, Video, and Sound  In this one week class, photographer, Mike Vos and filmmaker

Lip-Sync…For More Life! The In and Outs of Animated Dialog

Aug 16, 2021 – Aug 20, 2021

     “Consonants, vowels, and schwas, oh my!” How do animators create the illusion of speech? Why does it work? What DOES

Stop Motion for Teens & High Schoolers

Aug 2, 2021 – Aug 6, 2021

This short course will cover the basic principles of stop motion animation and will provide participants the essential skills needed

It’s Alive! Puppet Making and Stop Motion Animation for Kids!

Jul 21, 2021 – Jul 23, 2021

This online course will provide a simple overview of how to create a stop motion puppet and animate it, sharing

3-D Monster Making! For Teens!

Jul 12, 2021 – Jul 14, 2021

Monster Making with Spencer Garland is a comprehensive course of character modeling using the open-source 3D program Blender. Over this

Creating Comics! For Teens!

Jul 6, 2021 – Jul 8, 2021

How do comics get created? For over a decade, Justin Zimmerman has been writing, creating, editing, and working in the

Game Jam! For Teens!

Jun 14, 2021 – Jun 18, 2021

Experience the unique process of developing a game in a collaborative class meant for teens. Participants will work as a

Working with the Composer

Jun 12, 2021

How to find, hire and work with a film composer, from the demo process to finished picture. The instructor's musical



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.