Northwest Film Center
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. Founded in 1972, the Center joined the institution in 1979, and is now one of the country’s largest and most respected film arts organizations.
The Center conducts an active year-round exhibition program featuring foreign, classic, experimental, and independent works presented in thematic series, special retrospectives, and visiting artist programs that highlight major contributions to the art form.
The Film Center's Education Program includes the School of Film, which offers a diverse curriculum in film and video production, animation and screenwriting and the opportunity to develop personal vision in a hands-on context. The statewide Young Filmmakers Program is among the nation's largest outreach efforts advocating the use of the media arts to convey personal values and ideas and empowering youth to have a voice in the community.
In addition to exhibition, learning, and teaching opportunities, the Film Center’s Filmmaker Services offer circulating programs of work by regional filmmakers, the Oregon Media Arts Fellowship, fiscal sponsorship, low-cost equipment access, and a variety of information and consulting resources for artists and organizations in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.