Equipment Rentals

Renting Filmmaking Gear

Our equipment rental program is currently on hold. We are working to build new infrastructure and programs to increase access and provide more resources. Thanks for your patience! During this time we recommend using the peer to peer gear rental site, where you can rent gear from local filmmakers. 

We would appreciate your input on a short survey during this time to help us improve the service. Thank you!


Members of Northwest Film Forum can access our gear and spaces at reduced rates. 

Membership is required to rent, unless you are a volunteer or student currently enrolled in one of our classes. You can become a member online, or check the status of your membership by emailing [email protected] or calling 206-329-2629.

Reserving Equipment

Equipment must be scheduled by phone or email in advance. Pick-up and drop-off are by appointment. Rates subject to change. Visa or MC required. To schedule gear or space email [email protected].

Donations, Volunteering, Questions

We are always interested in acquiring filmmaking gear to help serve our community! If you have questions about our inventory, or are interested in donating or volunteering, email Jonah Kozlowski: [email protected].

Equipment List

You can download a pdf of our current rate sheet here.

Rates listed are for reference only and will change in January


Do you need access to an editing ready computer and software? Need an hourly coworking space option in Capitol Hill?

We have six iMac editing stations with Final Cut X, Adobe CC2015, ProTools, and DaVinci resolve. DVD Superdrives, various connecting cables for hard drives, and headphone are provided at no cost. Projectors for reviewing super 8 footage are available free. Black and white printing and basic office supplies (paper cutter, stapler, whole punches, etc) are also available at no cost, up to ten pages per user per day.

When is the Edit Lab available?
Regular rental hours are 11am-5:30pm Monday-Friday. The Lab is also open to the public from 6-8pm most Tuesdays through our Open Lab program. Read more about Open Lab here and join us!

How much does it cost?
Members - $5/hr
Non-members - $8/hr
**If you are interested in long term use for a film project, you can apply for access through our grant program which offers sliding scale and free access to local filmmakers. For more information, email [email protected]

Time must be scheduled at least one business day in advance. To book a station email: [email protected]

Film & DV Transfer
We do not currently offer film to digital transfer services. DV camcorders are available to rent through our equipment department for digitization projects, however for anything more than a couple tapes we recommend using a transfer house. 

DSLR Camera Package

*The Canon 60D DSLR with Lens and Tripod is available as a package or alacarte (Limited to daily and weekend rentals.)

Ready to shoot kit - $65

Camera only starting at $35, plus whatever accessories and lenses you need.

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Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Kit for Canon, 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm - $18 each or $75 for whole kit

Canon EF L Series Zoom Lenses, 24-105mm - $15, 18-55mm $10

Assorted Bolex Lenses - perfect for Blackmagic PCC cameras - $20

*Anamorphic Lens Kit - $15

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Zoom H6 Handheld Recorder - $20

Rode NTG4+ Shotgun Mic Kit with Boom - $40

Audio Technica Shotgun Mic Kit with Boom - $15

Sennheiser Wireless Lav Mic Kits - $15-25

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Ronin-M 3 axis gimbal stabilizer from DJI, works with cameras up to 8 lbs. Requires certification or demonstration of proficiency. $120


Rhino EVO Slider, 24 in carbon fiber slider with flywheel - $60


Fluid head video tripods (Manfrotto, Sachtler) - $10

Prosumer pan and tilt tripod - $5

Dolly, wood flat on wheels with linking 16ft plastic and metal tracks -  $10 


Fotodiox LED light panel - $30

Arri 3 Light Kit - $40

Lowel Omni Light Kit - $20

C-Stands - $5

Brood lamps, assorted practical led bulbs, dimmers, china balls - $3-10

8'x8' Butterfly Overhead with Silk - $15

Westcott Fast Flags Kit - $10

Clamps, power cables, sandbags and gels - add on items, available at no cost for kit rentals 

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16mm Cameras

Bolex Package - $10

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Super 8 Cameras

Various Super 8 Cameras - $5

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Projectors and Screens

Regular-8mm Projector - $20

Super-8mm Projector - $20 

16mm Projector - $20

Portable Screen - $10

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