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scholarship-photoSupport the next generation of NW Filmmakers

Scholarships are an essential part of the Film Center’s education and outreach efforts, providing much needed tuition assistance to low income children and teens attending summer film camps and after-school classes, professional development for emerging artists, and support for individuals exploring film as they transition from poverty to self sufficiency.

Fostering our mission of serving a broad cross-section of the community, scholarships make it possible for film-interested individuals from diverse backgrounds to learn the tools of filmmaking, apply concrete skills in creative self expression, and develop technology and media literacy regardless of economic circumstances.

Every year we receive many more scholarship requests than we can possibly support.

To meet this need, in celebration of our 45th Anniversary in 2016-2017, we are seeking to grow our annual Scholarship Fund from $10,000 to $45,000.

A $45,000 Scholarship Fund will make it possible for:

  • 35 YOUTH to attend film camps and enrichment classes
  • 15 TEENS to attend the college-prep MEDIA ARTS ACADEMY
  • 25 ADULTS to begin their studies through entry level classes
  • 15 ADULTS to continue their studies through advanced classes
  • 20 EMERGING ARTISTS to receive professional development services and recognition for their work

Your gift of any amount is fully tax deductible.

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Join the Silver Screen Club

Support the Northwest Film Center by joining the Silver Screen Club and enjoy benefits like free year-round admission, Portland International Film Festival access, special screenings and events and more.

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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.