16mm Cinematography With Scott Ballard

16mm Cinematography with Scott Ballard starts January 19th! Register online today. Analog filmmaking is back at the Northwest Film Center! After an almost five-year hiatus, we’re excited to offer 16mm Cinematography again and this time with local Director of Photography Scott Ballard (DEATH ON A ROCK, THE BLACK SEA, HIDING BLAME). The nine-session course will give […]

Two-Day Workshop: Hand Make 16mm Film Stock

HAND MAKE 16MM FILM STOCK SATURDAY, NOV 20, 10AM-2 PM & SUNDAY, NOV 21, 10AM-5 PM (with lunch break) Tuition: $115 HOSTED BY MEMBERS OF PROCESS REVERSAL Hand make your own 16mm film stock using silver-gelatin and acetate, then shoot on and handprocess it to explore the possibilities of what this remarkable medium has to […]

41st Northwest Filmmaker’s Festival Kicks Off November 7th

“The Northwest’s premiere showcase of new work by regional filmmakers, the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival—for 38 years called the Northwest Film & Video Festival—brings artists and audiences together for a singular community celebration. Each year the Festival draws more than 400 entries from filmmakers in Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington, presenting to the […]

New workshop at the Film Center: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM

The Northwest Film Center School of Film announces an upcoming workshop for filmmakers: GRANTWRITING FOR FILM THURSDAYS, JUN 20 & 27 Taught by Courtney Hermann Register now  Develop the components needed for a competitive grant application. Topics: how to prepare a one-page treatment, artist statement, budget, and filmography; tips for selecting and preparing work samples […]

New Class at the Film Center: FOOD STYLING

The NW Film Center School of Film presents a new class:  FOOD STYLING A new 4-week class beginning Tuesday, May 7, 6:30-9:30 PM Taught by food stylist Dolores Custer REGISTER NOW  The art of preparing food for the camera. Topics: Selecting and working with different foods (which ones work, which ones don’t); learn to produce steam on […]

Premiere Screening of Project Viewfinder – Presented by NW Film Center

Join us for an evening of poignant short films, about the myths and realities of homelessness, created by young adults transitioning from struggle to self-sufficiency. Mentored by Northwest Film Center faculty for the last three months, the youth have worked in front of and behind the camera to tell these personal stories of struggle and […]

Cinema Pacific & Northwest Film Center to Screen “The Burning Plain” with director Guillermo Arriaga

Director Guillermo Arriaga is returning to Oregon, where he filmed “The Burning Plain” in Portland and Coos Bay in 2008. The film featured Academy Award-winner Jennifer Lawrence in her first starring role, alongside Charlize Theron and Kim Basinger. At the Bijou Cinemas and Northwest Film Center, Arriaga will present The Burning Plain and, only at […]

The Northwest Film Center’s spring schedule is in full bloom!

Whether you are an experienced filmmaker or just waiting to make a splash, now is the time to dive in. FUNDAMENTAL & INTENSIVE SCREENWRITING, DIGITAL EDITING, and SOUND DESIGN & EDITING are only a few of the alluring spring classes at the Film Center.   DIGITAL EDITING I examines the various styles and techniques of […]

Top Down: Rooftop Cinema + Kickstarter

The Northwest Film Center is only 10 days out from the epic conclusion of their mission to raise enough funds to EXPAND the experience of your summer’s TOP DOWN: ROOFTOP CINEMA–by expanding the size of the screen. Your Screen. And they NEED HELP. YOUR HELP! This Project was intended, as with all of NWFC initiatives, […]

Online Auction Benefitting the NW Film Center

For the NW Film Center, life goes on after the Portland International Film Festival. In addition to PIFF the Film Center host year-round exhibition screenings as well as educational outreach programs, workshops, and production classes and we do all of this as a non-profit. The Film Center depends on grants, sponsorship support, our loyal members […]