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.
Search and Rescue is a quarterly public investigation designed to showcase discarded archives of over 7000 films de-accessioned from educational institutions and donated by private collectors. Ranging from political propaganda to educational reels to scientific documents to the unclassifiable, this collection is full of surprises, accidental poetry, intentional mistakes and random moments of enlightenment.
Search & Rescue offes the greatest commodity in cinema today, the unexpected.
To read the article "Archiving the Future" by Andy Spletzer, please click here.
We're excited to kick off a new program of classes for filmgoers and makers interested in broadening their knowledge of cinemas' 115-year history. Take a look at past course offerings, and see what's currently going on here.
Third Eye Cinema is a quarterly film program dedicated to experimental film and direct animation. Each program features films from up and coming filmmakers along with long established legends of the field. The screenings are followed by a Q&A session with the filmmakers.
Films are screened in super 8, 16, & 35mm there will also be a small very small amount screened on Video. If you wish to submit your work you may do so by simply sending a VHS or DVD pre screening copy of your work for consideration. Please contact Luke Sieczek for more information.
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.
This fall, NWFF revives the classic weekend matinee! Every Sunday afternoon, thrill to a new cliffhanger episode of Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe, perhaps the greatest movie serial ever made! PLUS a different classic (or just fun) feature every week! What features? That’s the secret! But count on high adventure, monsters, distant worlds, and special surprises! PLUS cartoons and shorts! What better way to spend a rainy autumn Sunday?