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Changing the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen through film.


Outside the Frame presents

 with Outside In, Prosper Portland and Portland Center Stage at the Armory

Leaving Home

an Annual Premiere Gala of new films by youth experiencing homelessness

Monday, November 13, 2017, 6:30 p.m.
(doors open 5:30 p.m. with free refreshments and cash bar)
The Armory, 128 Northwest 11th Avenue, Portland

Free, all ages admitted.

Reserve your seat

Printable version of the poster available here. Please post! 

Click on the image below to see the trailer. 

Event Sponsors:  KBOO Community Radio, Open Signal: Portland Community Media, MetroEast Community Media, Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, Regional Arts and Culture Council,  Oregon Film Office, Oregon Jewish Community Youth Foundation of OJCF, IATSE Local 488, New Seasons Market, Brigit Communications Collective


In our newest documentary, homeless youth in Portland, OR, debate if and how to return to mainstream society while creating their own film version of the iconic story of Peter Pan.

Contact us to schedule a screening. 


new FILMS by our young filmmakers.

Support Outside the Frame


Gift Information:

Help young people experiencing homelessness tell their own stories and get them seen.                                 

Click on the donate button above, or send a check to:

Outside the Frame

4322 SE 28th Pl., Portland, OR 97202      


Give us a call at: (503) 662-8344.

 Outside the Frame is a 501(c)3 non-profit and donations are tax deductible.  Tax ID # 47-4159875.  

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To empower homeless and marginalized youth to educate the public about issues they face by producing films with youth that convey their experience. 


Outside the Frame changes the way homeless and marginalized youth see and are seen through film. 




Project based film and media education

Participants learn film making from pre-production to broadcast with mentorship of professional filmmakers.  


The films produced depict issues that pertain to and are determined by the participants.


Hearing what young people have to say for themselves through screenings and presentations increases sensitivity and reduces stigma. 

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Employable skills

Technology training and job readiness experience that is competitive, relevant, creative and not typically available. 

Therapeutic Intervention

Our workshops offer a space for participants to reflect on, make sense of and share their stories. 


The films align with local organizing efforts that confront systemic issues the participants face. 

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About Us


Outside the Frame was founded with the idea of helping homeless youth value themselves as productive members of society. We partner with excellent social service organizations to provide a much-needed creative outlet, technological training, and a sense of success that is contagious and visible to the public.

We believe that to thrive, young people need more than their basic needs met. We offer a model educational and vocational program, where young people create films about issues that matter to them and share them with the public. 

Program graduates have gone on to complete their GED, enroll in college, actively pursue employment and independent living, and make movies.

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Hire us!

Our professional film production team is available to produce high quality, authentic and captivating videos for your business, organization or event.


We are available to host film workshops for your group or organization. Participants will learn about filmmaking from pre-production to broadcast, and have an original creative films to share at the end of the workshop.  


Jewish Life Oregon

Moon, Deborah. "Nili Yosha Helps Lost Boys Find a Voice." Oregon Jewish Life. Empowered Women issue. 29th September, 2016.


Making films, she explains, engages a lot of people with a variety of skills as they create something that changes others’ perceptions.

“You can’t change peoples’ minds through logic, you have to change them through the heart,” says Nili. The films the youth create enable people “to hear what these youth have to say for themselves. This is a two-way street. People watching are getting educated and changing their views, and hopefully are moved to change policy or give the youth opportunities with a job or internship.”




TV, PDX Tonight! [Portland]. 7 June, 2016


TV, Fox 12 Oregon [Portland], 7 June, 2016


TV, Local News [Portland], 23 May, 2016

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Put your skills to good use

Join our team of paid mentors and volunteers.    

Editor. Per project basis. 

Cinematographers, Sound Mixers, Gaffers, Colorists, Composers, Animators, and other film industry professionals for full or half day workshops sessions or post production work.  

For more information, use the form below or give us a call at (503) 662-8344.