Membership

Support Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum is a film arts center that screens over 200 independent and classic films each year, offers a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supports emerging filmmakers at all stages of their careers. 

We are an organization led and inspired by our community of supporters: film lovers of all ages and life experiences, filmmakers working to kick-start their career or build their craft and professional connections, families who want their children to have meaningful cinematic experiences. 

How Membership Works

For any donation of $50 or more per year to Northwest Film Forum, our supporters automatically become members and receive membership discounts at the Film Forum and affiliated businesses. Membership benefits include discounts on movies, classes and rentals, among other donor perks—please read more below.

Make A Donation And Receive Membership Benefits

You can make a gift to support Northwest Film Forum online via Network for Good:


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Membership benefits start at the $50 Establishing Shot donor level. Please see below for an overview of donor levels and associated membership benefits.


Benefits Overview
Why Donate?
 

Benefits Overview

ESTABLISHING SHOT
$50 and up

Membership Discounts (for one person)

  • 50% off film ticket prices
  • 50% off fees for gear rental and edit suite rental
  • 10 - 25% off class tuition fees and venue rental fees
  • $1 off beer and wine purchases
  • Access to year-round local business discounts

Access

  • Free access to daytime WiFi when working in our lobby
  • Home delivery of paper materials
  • Voting rights at the annual meeting

Invitations

  • Invitation to exclusive happy hours, parties, or preview screenings, hosted at NWFF

Freebies

  • Free popcorn refills with purchase

DOUBLE EXPOSURE
$75 and up

  • Benefits at the Establishing Shot level, for two people living at the same address.

GO MOTION
$100 and up

  • Benefits at the Establishing Shot level, for four people living at the same address.
    PLUS
  • Access to first registration for youth summer camps and passes for Children’s Film Festival Seattle

LOCATION SCOUT
$250 and up

Membership Discounts (for up to four people)

  • 50% off film ticket prices
  • 50% off fees for gear rental and edit suite rental
  • 10 - 25% off class tuition fees and venue rental fees
  • $1 off beer and wine purchases
  • Access to year-round local business discounts

Access

  • Free access to daytime WiFi when working in our lobby
  • Home delivery of paper materials
  • Voting rights at the annual meeting

Invitations

  • Invitation to exclusive happy hours, parties, or preview screenings, hosted at NWFF

Freebies

  • Free popcorn and coffee
  • Free Northwest Film Forum t-shirt

Recognition

  • Recognition in our lobby
  • Recognition in our by-monthly print calendar

HOT SET
$500 and up

  • Benefits at the Location Scout level, for two people living at the same address.
    PLUS
  • Invitation to weekly press preview screenings.
  • Invitation to exclusive, small-scale private dinners or receptions with a visiting artist, hosted a private home or other venue.

DEPTH OF FIELD
$1,000 and up

  • Benefits at the Location Scout level, for four people living at the same address.
    PLUS
  • Invitation to weekly press preview screenings.
  • Invitation to exclusive, small-scale private dinners or receptions with a visiting artist, hosted a private home or other venue.

MAGIC HOUR
$2,500 and up

  • Benefits at the Depth of Field level.
    PLUS
  • Free equipment rentals for a year.

AUTEUR
$5,000 and up

Membership Discounts (for up to two people)

  • 50% off film ticket prices
  • 50% off fees for gear rental and edit suite rental
  • 10 - 25% off class tuition fees and venue rental fees
  • $1 off beer and wine purchases
  • Access to year-round local business discounts

Access

  • Free access to daytime WiFi when working in our lobby
  • Home delivery of paper materials
  • Voting rights at the annual meeting

Invitations

  • Invitation to weekly press screenings
  • Invitation to exclusive happy hours, parties, or preview screenings, hosted at NWFF
  • Invitation to exclusive, small-scale private dinners or receptions with a visiting artist, hosted a private home or other venue.
  • Invitation to choose a film that we will screen for members, and host a post-film discussion with the audience and our Program Director

Freebies

  • Free popcorn and coffee
  • Free Northwest Film Forum t-shirt
  • Free equipment rentals for a year
  • Unlimited free entry to regularly priced screenings, for a year

Recognition

  • Recognition in our lobby
  • Recognition in our by-monthly print calendar

DIRECTOR’S CUT
$7,500 and up

  • Benefits at the Auteur level, for four people living at the same address.
    PLUS
  • Special recognition year-round in our on-screen, pre-cinemas slideshow

PRODUCER’S CIRCLE
$10,000 and up

Membership Discounts (for up to four people)

  • 50% off film ticket prices
  • 50% off fees for gear rental and edit suite rental
  • 10 - 25% off class tuition fees and venue rental fees
  • $1 off beer and wine purchases
  • Access to year-round local business discounts

Access

  • Free access to daytime WiFi when working in our lobby
  • Home delivery of paper materials
  • Voting rights at the annual meeting
  • An offer of a private screening of a scheduled film, for you and 100 guests.

Invitations

  • Invitation to weekly press screenings
  • Invitation to exclusive happy hours, parties, or preview screenings, hosted at NWFF
  • Invitation to exclusive, small-scale private dinners or receptions with a visiting artist, hosted a private home or other venue
  • Invitation to choose a film that we will screen for members, and host a post-film discussion with the audience and our Program Director

Freebies

  • Free popcorn and coffee
  • Free Northwest Film Forum t-shirt
  • Free equipment rentals, for a year
  • Unlimited free entry to regularly priced screenings, for a year

Recognition

  • Recognition in our lobby
  • Recognition in our by-monthly print calendar
  • Special recognition year-round in our on-screen, pre-cinemas slideshow

 

Why Donate?

Your donation to Northwest Film Forum allow us to preserve film independence and diversity, invest in local filmmaking and champion artistic discovery. Every year we: 

  • bring the most provocative and fascinating new films and filmmakers to Seattle from around the world;
  • offer a quarterly slate of filmmaking classes and film history classes that let film lovers dig deeper into the art of film;
  • create programs for families and young people, including life-changing summer filmmaking camps and our winter Children's Film Festival Seattle (the largest and most respected family film festival on the West Coast);
  • commission new work, offer residencies for filmmakers and make cash awards directly to filmmakers;
  • ensure affordable filmmaking by offering low-cost film equipment rentals, easily accessible post-production facilities, and scholarships/assistance to those who need it.

Your donation plays an important role in the growing independent film scene in the Northwest, and in building a solid foundation for the Film Forum's year-round work. Your donation also allows us to demonstrate community support and engagement to other local and national funders who support us in turn.