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Northwest Film Center
The Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, to foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. Founded in 1971, the Film Center provides a variety of activities and services primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska. The Film Center presents a wide-ranging, year-round film exhibition program and offers a number of outreach programs and activities serving the region. These include circulation of outstanding work by regional artists; sponsorship of special festivals, including the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival (November), Reel Music Festival (October), Portland Jewish Film Festival (June), Fresh Film Northwest (November), and Portland International Film Festival (February); a School of Film offering diverse education classes and workshops for children and adults, including a Certificate Program in film production; the statewide Young Filmmakers outreach residency program; public access to film and video production facilities; and a variety of information and publication programs. The Film Center is funded in part by grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, Oregon Arts Commission, Regional Arts and Culture Council, The Ted R. Gamble Film Endowment, The James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, The Rose E. Tucker Charitable Trust, Henry Lea Hillman Jr. Foundation, and the support of numerous corporate program sponsors, Silver Screen Club members, and friends.
Film Center Staff
Director—Bill Foster; Education Director—Ellen Thomas; Publicity & Promotions Manager—Nick Bruno; Membership & Individual Giving Coordinator—Bailey Cain; Education Programs Manager—Anna Crandall; PR & Marketing Manager—Benna Gottfried; Facilities Manager—Dave Hanagan; Head Theatre Manager & Projectionist—Melinda Kowalska; Filmmaker Services Manager—Thomas Phillipson; Sponsorship & Events Manager—Rachel Record; Exhibition Program Assistant—Morgen Ruff; Equipment &Administrative Coordinator—Karen Wennstrom; Graphic Designers—Michael Smith, Tricia Chin; Online Communications Specialist—Kirk Evans; Festival Volunteer Coordinator—Felisha Ledesma; PR Marketing Assistant—Geoff Peterson; Print Traffic Coordinator—Erik McClanahan; Print Traffic Assistant—Jeff Sundin; Theatre Staff—Scott Ballard, Casea Betts, Katie Burkart, Nikki Cormaci, Christine Davis, Joaquin de la Puente, Corser Du Pont, Jaden Fooks, Ryan Fox, Becky Holt, Stephanie Hough, Jennifer Knop, Liz Lewis, Jason Longwell, Eric Macey, Emily Mercer, Helmy Membreño, Arika Oglesbee, Tony Olsen-Cardello, Alex Smith, Marianna Smith, Ilana Sol, Jennifer Stapleton, Lars Steier, Lisa Tran, Veronica Vichit-Vadakan, Jane Vincent; Advance Ticketing Manager—Christen Valentine; Advance Ticketing Staff—Christine Davis, Mo McFeely, Sean McGrath, Joel Shanahan; Education Services Coordinators—Stephanie Hough, Andrew Price, Miles Sprietsma; Education Program Assistant—Hazel Malone; Office Interns & Volunteers—Natalie Carroll, Danielle Duhaime, Hannah Fleming, Brett Wright; Festival Volunteers—John Acerbi, Yasue Arai, Lis Cooper, Verone Flood, Gabrielle Foulkes, Connie Guist, Pirkko Haavisto, Douglas Hanes, Martha Kinsella, Jean Lew, Cheryl Lewis, Ingeborg Mussche, Kay Olsen, Nandini Ranganathan, Joshua Rossman, Devon St. Claire, and many more . . .
Faculty: Dan Ackerman, Kyle Aldrich, Sue Arbuthnot, Bushra Azzouz, Jon Beanlands, David Bryant, Richard Blakeslee, Andrew Blubaugh, Bill Bowling, Holly Brix, Barry Bruce, Emilie-Rose Currin, Delores Custer, Carl Diehl, Steve Doughton, Mark Eifert, Beth Federici, Brenda Grell, Beth Harrington, Courtney Hermann, Lee Krist, Alain LeTourneau, Brian Lindstrom, Roger Margolis, Chris Matheson, Matt McCormick, Gary Nolton, Pam Minty, Amy O’Brien, Mark Orton, Liz Randall, Dan Schaefer, Jean Margaret Thomas, Melissa Tvetan, Will Vinton, Cam Williams, Wayne Woods.
Portland Art Museum: Chair, Board of Trustees—William Whitsell; Vice Chair—Richard Louis Brown; Secretary—Laura Meier; Treasurer—Jim Winkler; Executive Director—Brian Ferriso.
Northwest Film Center Committee: Chair—Linda Andrews; Mark Frandsen, Mary Hinckley, Don Van Wart, Bob Warren, Alice Wiewel.
Special Thanks To
Sean Sterling—The Oregonian; Jon Douglas, Rachel Lueras—Regal Cinemas; Mark Shapiro, Travis Knight—LAIKA; Steve Sandstrom, Kay Zerr, Lauren French—Sandstrom Partners; Andrew Maffei—Hotel Modera; Tim Williams—Governor’s Office of Film and Television; Robert Kramer—SP Newsprint; Paul Colvin—Advance Central Services; Brian Riffel, Kim Freed—The Autzen Foundation; Robert Depew—The Jackson Foundation; Joan Lamb Baldwin—The Lamb-Baldwin Foundation; Barbara Hall—The Harold and Arlene Schnitzer CARE Foundation; Brian Rogers—Oregon Arts Commission; Haroon Ishrak—Delta Airlines; Southpark Seafood Grill; Higgins; Kate Buska, Dani Boss, Zie Zie Senzaki—Provenance Hotels; Tim Block—Hotel deLuxe; Kim Riggs—Ace Hotel; Diane Bullas—Journal Graphics; Ani Haines—KBOO; Michele Boyer and Jenna LaCroix—King Estate Winery; Lilie Boni—Swank & Swine/Pearl Catering; Kent Lewis, Steven Smith, Kim DeMent, Amy Bourne—Steven Smith Teamaker; Tom Mittelstaedt—KINK.fm; Jonathan Combs, Lori Carruthers—Pro Photo Supply; Joseph Saraceno—Chipotle Mexican Grill; Nathalie Weinstein-Luby—PDX Pipeline; Matt Eyman—Yelp! Portland; Tamara Brown—Poster Child; Travis Rigby—PosterGarden; Misty Tompoles, Chris Porras—Artslandia; Ryan Gallagher—Criterion Cast; Mario’s; Powell’s Books; Radish Underground; Bike Gallery; Tom Ranieri—Cinema 21; Jessica Leuenberger—Regal Fox Cinema; Marcelene Rodgers-Brown—World Trade Center; Chuck Nakvisil Sr., Dave Saunders, Lynn Hunt—Moreland Theater; Greg Wood, James Bonner—Roseway Theater; Dan Halsted, Connor Kirkwood, Doug Whyte—Hollywood Theatre; Greg Smith—Scandinavian Heritage Foundation; Grace Yu—Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office; John Leineweber—Sierra Nevada Brewing Company; James Wright—Pond5; Daniel Kasman—MUBI; Kristina Bünger—Consulate General of Sweden in San Francisco; Michael Oros, Michou Jardini—Romanian American Society; James Rudd—Honorary Consul of Romania for Oregon; Travel Portland; Koichi Kim—Oregon Korea Foundation; Greg Caldwell—Honorary Consul of Korea for Oregon; Lee Soo-won, Vice Consul—Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in Seattle; Randy Miller, Ingrida Misevicius—Portland Lithuanian American Community; Paolo Barlera—Italian Cultural Institute, San Francisco; Mara Radi—Italian Film Commission, Los Angeles; Andrea Bartoloni—Honorary Consul of Italy for Oregon; Sindre Bornstein—Royal Norwegian Consulate General, San Francisco; Matt Lounsbury—Stumptown Coffee; Stéphane Ré—Consulate General of France in San Francisco; Muriel Guidoni, Florence Almozini, Nathalie Charles—Embassy of France; Linda Witt, Rhonda Lynn—Alliance Française de Portland; Arezu Movahed—French American International School; Sophie Suberville—French American Cultural Society; Laura Gratta—TV5Monde; Dana Blecher—Consulate General of Israel, San Francisco; Ellen Theodorson, Merril Keane, Kim Boswell—Oregon State Bar, International Law Section; Tim DuRoche—World Affairs Council of Oregon; Dulce María Zamora Lezama, Oscar Chavarri Cazaurang—Consulate of Mexico in Portland; Consul General Hiroshi Furusawa, Vice Consul Kazuki Tanabe, Mitsuko Kaneko—Consular Office of Japan in Portland; Jim Baumgartner—Honorary Consul of Canada in Oregon; Francoise Aylmer—Honorary Consul of France in Oregon; Marie Amicci—Honorary Consul of Czech Republic in Oregon; Robert Manicke—Honorary Consul of Germany in Oregon; Petra Brambrink, Yvonne Behrens—Zeitgeist Northwest; Oregon State University Language Department; Michael Rasko, Marty Jones—Oregon Episcopal School; Carol Tripp—New Sweden Cultural Heritage Society; Greg Jacob—Finlandia Foundation; Mark Schleck, Mary DeLorme—ScanDesign Foundation; Matt Ransel—KIND Bars; Erika Degens—Stone Barn Brandyworks; Ben Olberg, Sari Loveridge—Picture This Production Services; Terry Kirk, Mike Quinn—Mission Control; Tricia Chin, Kirk Evans, Michael Smith, Ian Gillingham—Portland Art Museum.
Festival Program and Poster Design—Sandstrom Partners; Print Production—Denise Brem; Festival Trailer—Polara Studio, Marmoset.