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Co-presented with 12toRain and City Arts Magazine
Happy hour at 7pm—Free tequila tasting bar from Sparkle Donkey (21+)!
Screening at 8pm
DJ Marco Collins in the lobby after the screening!

Apr 24 - Jul 24

Internet may have killed the video star, but music video culture is alive and kicking in the Northwest. Our quarterly showcase brings the best new PNW music videos out of the Internet ether and throws them big on the silver screen, with musicians and directors in attendance to spill the goods on the process of collaboration. Watch it bigger, listen louder, feel it realer.



As It Is In Heaven

Producer Nathaniel Glass in attendance!

Jul 18 - Jul 24

(Joshua Overbay, United States, 2013, DCP, 87 min)

This film drama from the American South (a region under-represented in the landscape of independent cinema) was inspired by the life of Harold Camping, the zealot (infamous or beloved, depending on who you ask) who ruled a many-million dollar fundamentalist Christian radio empire (140 stations on 4 continents) until his death in late 2013.




Jul 25 - Jul 31

(Manuel Martín Cuenca, Spain, 2013, DCP, 116 min)

Carlos is a catch. Handsome, well-coiffed, chivalrous and the best tailor in Granada, he also has a proclivity for murdering and eating women. As Joe E. Lewis once said: “nobody’s perfect.” A far cry from the recent Hollywood onslaught of glamorized serial killer tales and torture porn, Cannibal deploys artful restraint in an examination of the limits of love and forgiveness in restless times.



48 Hour Film Project Meetup

Free networking + screening event!

Jul 29

Join us for a night of networking, education and celebration of Seattle filmmaking. The Seattle 48 Hour Film Project is thrilled to team up with Northwest Film Forum to host a last-dash networking event and screening of some of the top 48 Hour Films from recent years. Come by for happy hour to round out your team, get attached to a team, or maybe even start a team of your own. We’ll also be screening a handful of award-winning films to show you what makes for a great 48 Hour Film.


Image from the game Machinarium, made by Amanita Design and ported to WiiWare by XGen Studios.

Agents of Convergence II

Featuring XGen Studios!

Happy hour at 7:30pm!

Program at 8pm!

Jul 31

Imagos Films and XGen Studios present the second part of a six part series about the convergence of video games and cinema for the art of storytelling. In this installment, Skye Boyes from XGen Studios explains how transmedia can be vital to a game's longevity and how future integration of these two media will change them both forever. 



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.