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.

40 Frames current activities include the web resource 16mm Directory, on-going film conservation work maintaining a collection of 16mm prints, as well as offering consultation services to support media artists and organizations.