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New Ways of Seeing: NWFC’s What to Watch

Looking for something new to watch? We welcome everyone who loves art in all its forms, a great story well

Film & New Media Resources

A list of resources for local and regional creatives. (more…)

Film and New Media Happy Hour

An online gathering of regional filmmakers holding conversations around COVID-19. We are all navigating the outbreak of COVID-19. We are

New Ways of Seeing: NWFC’s What to Watch

Looking for something new to watch? We welcome everyone who loves art in all its forms, a great story well

PIFF Playlist: Streaming Recommendations

The list below represents a selection of films from the PIFF Programming team which are currently available to be streamed

PAM Volcano Museum Walkthrough

Take a virtual walk through the Portland Art Museums, Volcano! Mount St. Helens in Art. (more…)

Cinema Unbound Awards

Moments from the first Cinema Unbound Awards--an offbeat evening with dinner, entertainment, and inspiration honoring artists, curators, and industry leaders

Rose Bond Interview

Cinema Unbound Award recipient Rose Bond talks about her process and animation techniques. (more…)

Filmmaker Profiles

Filmmaker Profiles

The Northwest Film Center is pleased to announce a partnership with Potboiler Story, a narrative-focused production company. Potboiler will be

NWFC Student Showcase

A selection of films created by emerging artists and community members enrolled in the Center's experiential learning offerings.

NW Music Video Showcase

View selections from the annual NW Music Video Showcase on Vimeo. (more…)

Best of the 45th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

Highlights from the 45th Northwest Filmmakers Festival -  the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by leading regional filmmakers. (more…)



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.