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Virtual Programming

While it's not the same as sitting together in a cinema, the Northwest Film Center will continue to curate new films and programs that allow our audiences to discover new voices and stories that might not otherwise be heard. Focusing on work that changes for whom, by whom, and how cinematic stories are told, the monthly featured films will be offered at a range of price points to our members and new audiences. International, documentary, animation, new media, and independent films will all be on offer, transporting us to worlds real and imagined. Your ticket will directly support both the Northwest Film Center and Portland Art Museum, and we encourage all of our members, staff, and supporters to join us—and spread the word to all who love a great story well told.

2020 Cinema Unbound Awards

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

Film & New Media Resources

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

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…)

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…)

Best of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

Highlights from the 44th Northwest Filmmakers Festival -  the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by leading regional filmmakers. (more…)

Fresh Films LGBT Pride

Selections from Fresh Film Northwest—the Northwest Film Center's annual survey of teen-made films—made by and about young people in the



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.