An core part of Northwest Film Forum's mission is to discover and champion the work of visionary filmmakers: join us as we bring an array of film artists and arts professionals to speak in person about new film, both on and off our screens.
If you love some music with your movies, mark your calendar for these upcoming screenings where the soundtrack is a character of its own. Films range from rare concert footage to forgotten musical features and tributes to iconic talents. Keep an eye out for special live music performances on our regular screening calendar.
Northwest Film Forum partners with Longhouse Media to present this ongoing series showcasing emerging talents in indigenous communities. This exciting program exemplifies how Native American and indigenous filmmakers are at the forefront of the industry, successfully establishing a dialogue and creating images that are challenging and changing long established cultural attitudes towards indigenous culture.
The Film Forum offers year-round programming to delight and dazzle family audiences. Quarterly film screenings include award-winning features and shorts, historically important children's films, director retrospectives, documentaries from around the globe, interdisciplinary programs (including performances of new scores for classic silent films) and exciting hands-on workshops for young filmgoers and filmmakers.
DECEMBER 2013 - JUNE 2014
The fifth annual edition of Live at the Film Forum presents a slate of world-premiere commissioned performances that reflect film's inherent collaborative energy and experimentation.
Live at the Film Forum continues the organization's long exploration of the intersection of cinema with performance. In 2013-14, the Film Forum invites theater artists, musicians, clowns, writers and actors to engage with film and video, incorporating elements of each craft into live performances and creating work that exists both on screen and off.
We offer one-of-a-kind experiences which are fresh and, as always, a little daring! Performers in the current year include Rebecca Brown, Nicolas Maigret and Salt Horse.
Individual Tickets $12/Film Forum members, $15/General Admission
"[Live is] consistently innovative and engaging" —Zee Grega
Major support for the 2012-2013 season of Live at the Film Forum has been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, ArtsFund, 4Culture, the Seattle Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, the Seattle Foundation, ArtsWA and The Stranger.
Previous Season: September 2012 - May 2013
Northwest Film Forum supports a sustainable Seattle! We encourage all movie-goers to carpool, take the bus, walk, bike, PoGo stick, or find their own eco-friendly way of getting to our cinemas. We present several events each quarter with localism and sustainability in mind.