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World premiere live performance!

Apr 03 - Apr 04

What does it mean to dance yourself to death? Vernae is a darkly cinematic, radically immersive experience based on Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring. Equal parts live performance, sculptural/sound installation and film screening, Vernae is a collaboration born of 29 local and international artists, including sculptors, designers, musicians, visual artists, filmmakers, dancers and performance artists. This manifestation of the Vernae universe will explore themes of contagion, urge and sacrifice during an interactive evening in the richly transformed environment of Northwest Film Forum. 



Open Screenings at the Film Forum

Free event!

Feb 09 - Apr 06

Are you a local filmmaker looking to share your work? Seeking feedback on your film? Want to see what other people are currently working on? Come join us for our monthly opening screening! Hang out with new and established filmmakers and experience films being made right here in our community.





Special Events

Free events

Scour our calendar for regular free and extra-affordable events for Seattle film lovers. Have you checked out Framing Pictures? We have the best film critic chat in town. 



Children's Film Festival Seattle

See the world and feed your mind at the ninth annual Children's Film Festival Seattle, the largest film festival on the West Coast for kids and their families. The fun starts on January 23!




Music Movies

The Film Forum has some of the strongest music film programming in the country - come enjoy live music performance, music documentaries, soundscapes + multimedia and everything in between.