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Support the Northwest Film Center

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Each year, the Northwest Film Center serves 80,000 people through screenings, classes, and youth outreach programs.

A donation to the Northwest Film Center supports:

  • Our year-round exhibition programs, including the Portland International Film Festival, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, thematic series, and filmmaker retrospectives.
  • Students of all ages finding and cultivating their personal voices as storytellers through education programs and community collaborations that advance media literacy and engage the next generation of filmmakers.
  • Artist residencies and community partnerships that bring film to youth – many of them low-income high school students – across the state and region.
  • Regional filmmakers through exhibition programs, low-cost equipment rentals, and networking opportunities .

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

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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.