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The Experimental Film Movement in Serbia: Years of Structure (1960s-80s)

May 31

(80 min, digital video, 1968-1984)

Film as a medium of expression and film in which the structure plays the dominant role were the most widespread in the 1960s and 1970s in Belgrade. The films of Zoran Popović, Slobodan Šijan, and Ljubomir Šimunić explored diverse visual structures. Vjekoslav Nakić, Nikola Djurić, and Radoslav Vladić created films with pure structures and atmospheres. Ivan Obrenov and Bojan Jovanović, through the predominant postmodernist style of their works, again began to pose questions related to the topics of unfinished revolutions and neocolonialism. 



Open Screenings at the Film Forum

Free event!

Feb 09 - Aug 03

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.



Queer Vision 20/20: Different From the Others

Co-presented with Three Dollar Bill Cinema!

Happy Hour at 7pm, Screening at 8pm
Live Music by Jess Wamre!

Jun 04

Join us during four Thursdays in June to celebrate queer cinema throughout the 20th century, in honor of the 20th anniversary years of Northwest Film Forum and the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival! 



La Sapienza

Seattle Premiere!

Jun 05 - Jun 11

(Eugène Green, 2014, France/Italy, DCP, 100 min)

An architecture lover’s dream come true, La Sapienza luxuriates in the awe-inspiring beauty of contemporary and baroque Italian architecture. In CinemaScope, Blake Williams writes that “Green creates in La Sapienza’s middle hour one of the great documents of an architect’s magisterial brilliance to appear in cinema.” 



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.