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Support the Next Generation of Filmmakers

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Support the next generation of filmmakers by donating to the Northwest Film Center’s need-based scholarship fund.

The Northwest Film Center’s acclaimed education programs engage students of all ages in exploring their creativity, developing new skills, producing exciting work that tells their—and our community’s—stories.

Requests for need-based scholarships far exceed current resources, and we need your help. Your contribution will make space for underrepresented voices, encourage new perspectives, and support emerging artists young and old.


Scholarships make it possible for:

  • Youth to attend summer camps and enrichment classes;
  • Teens to participate in career exploration intensives;
  • Emerging talents to learn new skills from award-winning filmmakers.


Last year, the Film Center awarded 25 full and partial scholarships to youth, teens, and emerging filmmakers who otherwise would not have been able to participate in our programs. This year, we are committed to doubling that number to 50.

We can achieve this goal! Thanks to the generous support of a community member, all donations received by December 31, 2018 will be matched dollar-for-dollar. 

Thank you for supporting the next generation of filmmakers!

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.