40 Frames is dedicated to preserving the art of 16mm filmmaking and exhibition. Co-founded by Alain LeTourneau and Pam Minty, 40 Frames advocates for the continued use of 16mm and super16 for production, and the preservation and exhibition of 16mm prints.

Starting in 2000, 40 Frames began coordinating and hosting public screenings of 16mm films at a micro-cinema in Portland’s Central Eastside, as well as working in collaboration with other organizations and venues, including the Northwest Film Center, Portland State University and Cinema Project.

In 2009, 40 Frames transitioned from series programming of 16mm films to focus on the web resource 16mm Directory, on-going film conservation work maintaining a collection of 16mm prints, as well as offering Technical Services to support media artists and organizations.

Collaborators & Sponsors

  • Roomtone Web Design, Development & Consulting
  • Peck School of the Arts, UW-Milwaukee
  • California Institute of the Arts
  • Northwest Film Center
  • Art Substrates

Interns (past and current)

Erin Ruthe, Heath Iverson, Riley King, Sarah Hutt