DEMYSTIFYING DISTRIBUTION: A WORKSHOP

You’ve finished your film, now what? The Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), the Film Center’s sister media arts center in Seattle, provides an array of technical and financial support to regional filmmakers, including the Start-to-Finish program. Since 1998, it has also been a film distributor, using its institutional muscle and expertise to shepherd the much-heralded film […]

Call for Entries: 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

The 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival continues the Film Center’s tradition of bringing moving image artists of the Northwest together to share ideas, discover resources, inspire, be inspired, and to showcase their finest work to greater audiences. Submit your recent work for consideration! The entry deadline is Monday, August 1 (postmark) and the Festival runs November […]

2 for 1 tickets to experimental film lecture — this sunday!

This Sunday, May 27, the Dill Pickle Club hosts the third in its ongoing A Place Called Home lecture series on filmmaking in the City of Portland at the Clinton Street Theater. The program will feature talks and short films by three titans in the Portland film community: JIM BLASHFIELD (maker of videos for Michael […]

The Pulse of Living Beings: An Evening with Jim Trainor

Presented by The School of Film, Cinema Project, & Experimental Film Festival Portland WEDNESDAY, MAY 23, 6-10 PM Working almost exclusively on 16mm for his entire career, Chicago filmmaker and animator Jim Trainor’s preferred technique is Sharpie on typing paper. This is the medium he used to create THE ANIMALS AND THEIR LIMITATIONS, a series […]

Essential NW Film: That Blade Just Don’t Stop

The process that delivers the furniture into our homes is often as grim as the process that delivers the food onto our plates. Aerial vistas of butchered landscapes look like ecological crime scenes, the brown swathes of mowed hillsides replacing the chalk outlines. The murder weapons drip with water instead of blood, freshly bathed for […]

School of Film Offers Claymation with Oscar-Winning Director

This winter term the Northwest Film Center’s School of Film is offering Stop-Motion Animation/Claymation with Academy Award winning director/producer Will Vinton. Bring your characters to life with guidance from the Claymation pioneer in this 13 session course. Registration is open now, class begins January 26th, no prior experience is necessary. Looking for something different than claymation? The School […]

Stop Talking about your Film and Make It.

That’s what you keep telling yourself. Well, why wait another year or another day? The Northwest Film Center School of Film is offering an array of weeknight and weekend hands-on classes, starting throughout January.  Write that romance you’re always thinking about, launch that documentary, meet other aspiring makers and creatives, get a leg up on […]

Winter Break Animation for Grades 7-12

COMPUTER ANIMATION FOR GRADES 7-12 at the Northwest Film Center School of Film   MONDAY-FRIDAY, DEC 26-30, NOON-5 PM Bring two-dimensional graphic artwork to life using Adobe Flash software on Apple digital workstations. Learn how animators create motion using techniques such as keyframes, squash and stretch, and metamorphosis. Animate video stills and/or scan in and […]

Make it Short – 40th Anniversary Contest

Make it sad. Make it funny. Make it terrifying. Make it in 40 seconds. To celebrate the Film Center’s 40th anniversary, we invite Northwest filmmakers to enter the MAKE IT SHORT film contest. No matter what genre or format—narrative, documentary, experimental, animation, 16mm, camera phone, DSLR—we want to see it, but keep it short: 40 seconds or less. SUBMISSION […]

Go to PIFF and watch some good Oregon Films

This week the 34th Portland International Film Festival (PIFF) puts a spotlight on the tremendous accomplishments of Oregon filmmakers, with screenings of Peter D. Richardsonʼs Sundance-acclaimed documentary “How to Die in Oregon“; Aaron Katzʼs Portland valentine “Cold Weather“; the Portland premiere of Matt McCormickʼs first feature film, “Some Days are Better Than Others” starring Portlandia’s Carrie […]