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Thank you for supporting the Northwest Film Center

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We are prioritizing the health of our community, and as a result, the Northwest Film Center has to close its doors for the time being. However, our mission has never been confined to the four walls of the Whitsell. As a catalyst for community-building, we will continue championing cinema unbound, and the world-class talent of Northwest filmmakers. Film and media allow us to reach across divides. We may be social distancing, but stories bring us together.


Your continued support is crucial during this time. Memberships and contributions will sustain our efforts to create new and alternative opportunities to bring together audiences and artists and to support the vital connections that bind our community, encourage a more vibrant, accessible, and diverse media arts ecosystem, and make space for voices that might not otherwise be heard. Thank you for making a gift to the Northwest Film Center.

Your gift of any amount is fully tax-deductible and qualifies for the Oregon Cultural Trust Tax Credit.

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Equipment Donations

Looking to make a tax-deductible donation of your filmmaking equipment? Have a look at our wish list below and get in touch with us by phone at 503-221-1156. Please make an appointment ahead of time with the Equipment Manager ( to arrange for dropping off equipment.

  • HD to 4K digital cine cameras
  • Super 8 and 16mm cameras
  • Lomo processing tanks
  • HD Projectors
  • LED light kits
  • Cine Lenses (16mm or 35mm)
  • Filter sets
  • Lowel or Arri lights/kits
  • Audio gear (cables/recorders/mics/etc.)
  • Carpeting
  • 6-foot tables
  • Banquet chairs in bulk

And remember that a gift to the Northwest Film Center and to the Oregon Cultural Trust entitles you to claim the Oregon Cultural Tax Credit.

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.