- Spring Quarter Workshops
- iPhone & iPad Filmmaking with FiLMiC Pro
- Filmmaking Fundamentals: Documentary
- Script to Production
- Filmmaking Fundamentals: Narrative
- Queering Film
- Producing Fundamentals for Indie Filmmakers
- Cine Lenses for DSLR Cinematography
- The Body's Night: The Works of Philippe Grandrieux
- Closed Captioning & Subtitles - for web series, shorts, & features
- Hybrid Media: understanding genre as a framework for creative process
- Short Form Story Editing
- Recording Audio For Film
- Intro to Time-lapse
- Arri and LED Lighting Kits
- Past - Regular Workshops
- Intro to Final Cut Pro X
- Introduction to PA Work and Set Etiquette
- Beginning Adobe Premiere Pro CC
- Intro to Cinematic VR with the Ricoh Theta S
- Shooting with Anamorphic Lenses
- Pre-production for Docs
- DSLR Videography
Free Classes, Events, and Resources
- Open Lab
- Help Desk
- How to Choose Creative Projects - Saki Mafundikwa
- The Challenges of Making a Personal Documentary
- Meet Up for a Cause: Filmmakers and Grassroots Groups
- Checking the Gate: Blanket Fort Films Symposiums
- Seattle Cinematographer Series
- Crowdfunding to Build Independence
- For Seattle Filmmakers: Explore Opportunities with Sesame Workshop
- Open Screening
- Open Script Read
Required Viewing (Film Appreciation)
Youth Summer Camps
Info About Classes
One-Year Film Comprehensive
Explore filmmaking by doing it! Northwest Film Forum offers a wide range of classes and workshops that can be taken at whatever pace you prefer. Whether you are new to the art and plan to plunge into filmmaking as a career or you have purchased your own equipment and wish to drop in on a few certifications to learn more, our classes are for you.
The Film Forum's curriculum offers a complete education in nearly all aspects of filmmaking. Multi-session classes meet weekly and offer in-depth, hands-on experience with filmmaking tools, while one-day workshops offer both insightful lectures and practical techniques on current filmmaking topics.
Film Forum classes and workshops are designed to instruct ﬁlmmakers on both the mechanical skills required in current ﬁlmmaking technology and the artistic application of tools to explore the critical and emotional range of the cinematic experience. Classes and workshops are taught by working artists: ﬁlmmakers, writers, producers and editors.
All workshops are held at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave) unless otherwise speciﬁed.
Students MUST register and pay the tuition in advance. To register, call Jonah Kozlowski at 206-329-2629, or pay online.
Scholarships and Volunteer Options:
We offer a limited number of scholarships to those who cannot afford to pay for classes. To apply, fill out our scholarship form.
We also encourage volunteering as a way to access classes and other resources. We have a variety of volunteer roles and shifts available. Volunteers earn hourly credit that can be applied toward classes or rentals. For more information, visit the Get Involved section of our website, or contact [email protected]