NW Film Center


To encourage the study, appreciation and utilization of film arts in the Pacific Northwest through exhibition, education and opportunities such as low-cost equipment access, fellowships and mentorship.

Bottom Line for Portland

NWFC offers a range of services for independent filmmakers and creatives throughout the region, from access to professional development resources to the opportunity to exhibit work. Last year, it screened films by 250 independent regional filmmakers, and 950 students participated in its classes. 

“As I was starting down a new career path, it was easy for me to doubt my abilities. [Classes at the Center] gave me the affirmation that helped me to push through, and connected me to mentors and supporters.” —Zsuzanna Mangu, NW Film Center certificate program student

Business Partners:

Elk Cove Winery, Fuzzco

Oregon Cultural Trust Nonprofit Partner

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