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2014 Vanport Multimedia Project 



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The NPMTC 2014 Vanport Film Project invites community members to participate in telling, producing, collecting, and viewing Vanport survivor oral histories.  The Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Community Foundation, and The Multnomah County Cultural Coalition have partnered with The Skanner Foundation and NPMTC to sponsor the project. 

Free story gathering workshops will be offered and include learning video and audio recording to capture the interviews, and editing skills necessary to produce multimedia stories. The free weekend workshops begin July 12 extending to July 27 with a break in-between for filming/recording interviews. The commitment is around 32 hours of workshop time plus 5-10 additional hours for filming outside the classroom. 

For more information and to apply for workshops visit the Vanport Project blog on Tumblr

NPMTC is a project of The Skanner Foundation, est. 1993 as the non-profit entity of The Skanner News Group to further education among African Americans.  For more information about NPMTC visit www.npmtc.org.    


NPMTC Awards 2013 

Vanport Festival Contest Winners





L-R: Naomi Pierce, NPMTC Administrator; Benita Aloith, 2nd Prize Winner; Alisa Christensen, 1st Prize Winner; and Bernie Foster, Project Director.  Not pictured is 3rd Prize winner, Sharon Sirois.

Just in time for Christmas, three contestants of the North Portland Multimedia Training Center (NPMTC) 2013 Vanport Film Festival received prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Winning the $1,000 first place award was Alisa Christensen; 2nd place for $500 when to Benita Aloith; and Sharon Sirois won 3rd Place for $300. Submissions were judged monthly throughout 2013 by the general public on Facebook. Monthly winners were then independently judged by film professionals. Submitted videos R2DToo, A Vietnam Story, and Mr. Woods, a Vanport Story can be viewed at npmtc.org  For more information, call 503-285-5555, ext. 521.

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Thanks to everyone who submitted videos throughout the contest. All submitted videos can be viewed here. Please take a few minutes out of your day to enjoy the work of our contestants.


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