Here’s What’s Shakin’ at the NW Film Center

THE 2012 BRITISH ARROW AWARDS
MAR 1-4, various times – WHITSELL AUDITORIUM

2012 British Arrow Awards

Following the conclusion of the 36th Portland International Film, the NW Film Center resumes its year-round mission of programming innovative and engaging fare.

Our first post-PIFF engagement welcomes the return of the British Arrow Awards. This annual juried survey (36th edition), formerly called the British Television Advertising Awards, never fails to deliver an entertaining mix of commercial creativity of the highest order. Drawn from submissions across the UK’s multimedia advertising platforms—from traditional broadcast and cinema to new online mediums—trademark British wit and gleeful innovation shine through. Whether touching drama or high-tech dazzle, low-budget invention or mind-boggling production, this eclectic collection of prizewinners do have something in common: they are all delightfully short and inspired. (75 mins.) more

TESS
Mar 8-11 – Whitsell Auditorium
DIRECTOR: Roman Polanski

Tess

Polanski’s version of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel “Tess of the d’Urbervilles” returns in a new digital restoration, approved by Polanski himself. Seventeen-year-old Nastassia Kinski stars in the tragic story of a beautiful young peasant girl—“more sinned against than sinning.” (163 mins.) more

SPRING 2013 CLASSES
Registration for all spring offerings starts Friday

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Spring is in the air and it’s time to get out and start making your film! Our new class offerings will be open for registration beginning on Friday. Classes will include Video Production in the Workplace, Digital Editing I & II, Sound Design & Editing, and more

BARBARA STANWYCK: THE MIRACLE WOMAN
MAR. 15-31, various times- WHITSELL AUDITORIUM

Stanwyck

One of classic Hollywood’s greatest actresses, Barbara Stanwyck’s career spanned several decades and a myriad of genres. Inspired by Dan Callahan’s recent biography surveying Stanwyck’s distinguished career, we present a selection of her best films—all in the glorious 35mm in which they were filmed. more

SUMMER FILM CAMP FOR KIDS + TEENS
Registration OPENS FRIDAY

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Summer is approaching and we’re calling all kids + teens, grades 2-12! The Film Center School of Film offers week-long classes and teen intensives in hands-on video production, animation, and visual effects! Watch some of last year’s projects here. Classes will be open for registration through our website, starting Friday. more

WORKSHOP: DIGITAL VIDEO WORKFLOW
SAT, MAR 9, 1:30-5:30PM – SCHOOL OF FILM

Digital Workflow

Unlock the mysterious world of compression codecs and project delivery options. Topics: how shooting in High Definition is different than tape-based Standard Definition; required codecs for Blu-ray, DVD, DigiBeta, HDCAM, broadcast, and web publication; and more.

and here’s what’s happening with our partners:

THE PORTLAND OREGON WOMEN’S FILM FESTIVAL
POWFEST
Mar. 7-10 – HOLLYWOOD THEATRE

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POWFest places a spotlight on women directors by showcasing their work and strengthening the community of women in film. Featuring over 85 films from all over the world. This year’s Guest of Honor is Director Penelope Spheeris (WAYNE’S WORLD, SUBURBIA). Full schedule and tickets click for more.

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