The Portland Art Museum Northwest Film Center is a wonderful asset to all who live in Portland. This is a facility that truly encompasses every aspect of film. Film buffs who live in Portland are invited to come to view a film, attend a film festival or exhibition, take a class or enroll children in summer camp, connect with other filmmakers, find filmmaking equipment, and view film archives. Many employment opportunities are also available, as well as internships and ways to volunteer. The exhibitions and festivals mostly take place at the Whitsell Auditorium inside the Portland Art Museum. The School of Film and other offices can be found at 934 SW Salmon.
Many who own a Portland property come out several times a year to enjoy the festivals. There is a full annual schedule. The Portland International Film Festival occurs in February and is a survey of new world cinema. Films exploring Jewish identity and culture can be viewed in April during the Jewish Film Festival. Celebrate the relationship between sound and image, music and culture at the Reel Music Festival in October. Come view a juried showing of films by regional artists during the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival in November. Last, but not least, the next generation of filmmakers in the Northwest is celebrated in both September and November at the Young People’s Film Festival. One great event that is coming up is the celebration of legendary filmmaker, Orson Welles. Come view a screening of Citizen Kane on December 12th, 2015 at 7 p.m. Visit Northwest Film Center to learn more about other upcoming events and classes.