Starting in November 2019, we’re integrating the 46th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival into the 43rd Portland International Film Festival (PIFF43), thereby creating a more robust and sustainable platform in which to bring together regional film artists—who will be able to premiere and present their work in a broader context—with global filmmakers, sparking conversation and fostering connection both through their film work and through extensive dialogue. By integrating the two festivals, we also intend to provide a more robust launch pad for regional filmmakers’ work into the wider festival circuit and film distribution system both nationally and globally.
The Northwest Film Center is a place where individuals find and cultivate their personal voices as storytellers and image makers, and audiences explore our region and the world through the big screen. Our theater, classrooms and facilities welcome a diverse cross-section of community members for film appreciation, skill- and community-building and technical support.
Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Film Center joined the Portland Art Association in 1979 to become a sister organization to the Portland Art Museum.
The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.
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