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Open Script Read

Free event!
Happy Hour: 6:30pm
Readings: 7pm
Last Monday of the month

Apr 27 - Jun 29

Join Northwest Film Forum for a monthly Open Script Read! Local screenwriters and filmmakers may submit 10 pages of their original work in order to hear a live table read, with an ensemble of professional actors, and get feedback from both actors and other participants. 



Man from Reno

Seattle premiere!

Apr 30 - May 04

(Dave Boyle, United States, 2014, DCP, 111 min)

The neo-noir is back with a vengeance: Man From Reno is a twisting puzzle of a film, one that effortlessly swivels between multiple story lines and multiple languages. Director Dave Boyle (White on Rice, Surrogate Valentine) picked up Best Narrative Feature at the LA Film Festival for this impeccably scripted mystery, which pays homage to the great noir traditions even as it challenges the genre.



BFE: DVD Release Party!

Happy Hour at 7:30pm
Screening at 8:15pm

May 02

(Shawn Telford, United States, 2014, DCP, 98 min)

Boredom and bad decisions are a part of life in far-off places like BFE, a small, isolated town on the edge of nowhere, Idaho. Young and old struggle to live free or die trying. This includes Grampa, who has a terminal illness but won’t go down without a fight. His grandson Ian divides his time between teaching the old man how to live, and trying to catch the eye of the troubled and angelic Ellie. The only problem is Ellie's popular boyfriend Zack, who stands in the way. 



Gringo Trails

Seattle premiere!
Co-presented with the Seattle Documentary Association, with post-screening discussion!

May 03

(Pegi Vail, United States, 2014, 79 min)

Gringo Trails is a documentary focused on tourism and its effects on locales. Raising important questions about what's left in the wake of tourist culture, the film focuses on decades of human impact on beaches, forests and deserts across the world.



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.



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.