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The Whitsell Auditorium and the Northwest Film Center Equipment Room are closed to the public in an effort to further stem the spread of COVID-19. All classes canceled until further notice. Stay connected to art, film, and more by signing up for our newsletter.

Want to support our mission and take part in our programming year round?

Join the Silver Screen Club to find your front row seat to some of the best cinematic programming Portland has to offer while directly supporting our exhibition programs, outreach initiatives, and filmmaker services!

The Northwest Film Center boasts over 500 screenings per year, including the Portland International Film Festival, Top Down rooftop series and Reel Music Festival. As a member of the Silver Screen Club, you’ll become a part of our community’s most dynamic group of filmgoers, gaining insider access to all things cinema!

As a thank you for their support, members are invited to enjoy:

  • Film Center quarterly print schedule mailed directly to their home
  • Invitations to sneak previews and member parties
  • A behind-the-scenes preview of the Portland International Film Festival with Film Center Director and staff (Benefactor level or above)
  • Reserved seating in the Whitsell Auditorium (Producer level or above)
  • Year-round all-access admission to screenings and festivals (Director level or above)

The Northwest Film Center is Portland’s home for film appreciation and education, working within our community to foster creativity and empowerment through the moving image arts—none of which would be possible without the support of our members!

Ways to join

Join Online

  • By phone at 503-276-4246
  • By mail using the printer friendly order form. Mail to Northwest Film Center, 1219 SW Park Ave., Portland, OR 97205


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.