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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.



Open Table Read

Free event!
Happy hour at 6:30!

Jul 06

Full script read of Robyn Miller's  new feature, Rebecca Gigantic.  Stellar cast includes Marya Sea Kaminski, Matt Smith, Evan Mosher, Joselyn Engstrom, Ali el-Gassier, Max Davis and Ray Tagavilla. Happy hour at 6:30pm, reading at 7 pm. Public welcome!



Girls of Summer: Opening Party

The Varsity Theatre
The Harbour Public House
Salumi Cured Meats

Jul 07

Join us for Girls Of Summer opening party at Northwest Film Forum. We will begin with three short films by local Seattle filmmakers Linda Fenstermaker, Caryn Cline and a surprise guest. Live music with beer and wine to follow. 



Art Walk: National Citizenship Test

Free event!
From the NWFF vault!

Jul 09

In the spirit of the 4th of July, come test your knowledge with a 16mm film print of "The National Citizenship Test". Originally televised in the 1960s, this film captures the essence of Cold War Era American values and identity. The film will screen twice.



Puget Soundtrack: Cock & Swan presents Only God Forgives

Live Music Score!

Jul 09

(Nicolas Winding Refn, Denmark/France, 2013, 90 min)

Cock & Swan will be the first Puget Soundtrack band to combine live scoring with pre-recorded elements — a technique they hope will allow them to focus on the highly rhythmic pacing of Only God Forgives. While Refn's followup to Drive is certainly short on dialogue, it doesn't skimp on either visuals or action. The blood-soaked revenge pic was a critical Hindenburg upon release, but could the right musical accompaniment be all it needs to soar?



The Tribe

Seattle Premiere!

Jul 10 - Jul 16

(Myroslav Slaboshpytskiy, Ukraine, 2014, DCP, 130 min)

Set in a boarding school for the deaf, The Tribe weaves an harsh tale of love and hate without ever uttering a spoken word. Director Myroslav Slaboshpytsky's feature debut also declines to subtitle the sign language used by all characters. Instead, the angst and fury of adolescence plays out in a series of terrific performance, all portrayed by deaf actors. The results have been earned universal critical acclaim and multiple awards at Cannes.



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.