Artist Services

Filmmakers need access to technology, teaching, and inspiration.

The Forum rents equipment to shoot, record, mix, and edit projects; screenings for works in progress; events where artists and patrons of the arts can meet one another; and most invaluably, friends to work with and learn from.


(Header photo by Ashlyn Gehrett)

Callboard

If you are working on a film or video project in the Seattle or Washington State area, you can use the Callboard to look for grips, gaffers, screenwriters, editors, actors, graphic designers, sound recordists, composers, set builders, or anyone else you need – paid or unpaid.

Collective Power Fund

Collective Power Fund is a part of the Regional Regranting Program by the Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, which consists of 30 satellite venues and partners across the country presenting hyper-local artist funding.

Collective Power Fund focuses primarily on supporting work that incites public dialogue, pushes boundaries, explores genre fluidity, speaks its truth through an authentic perspective, and is often non-traditional, anti-institutional, socially responsible, or disruptive of existing structures and conventions. It encourages a community-forward environment of resource-sharing, mutual support, and fellowship in the Pacific Northwest arts ecosystem.

Filmmaker Gatherings

Opportunities to meet & mingle with fellow makers at NWFF!

Fiscal Sponsorship

If your film or project is approved for this program, we extend the Forum’s 501c3 status as a sponsor for the project, opening up opportunities for grants and fundraising available to nonprofit organizations.

Gear Rentals & Edit Lab Access

Our cinemas, workshop room, and project-ready edit lab are available for rent, as is our collection of video, audio, stabilization, lighting, and other filmmaking gear.

Industry Events

If you are looking for collaborators, advice, or the tools you need to make your project happen, look no further than our lobby! We host mixers and meetups that help local creatives network and establish connections, both personal and professional.

Local Filmmaking Resources

Find local production services, companies and support in Washington for your next film project. Many local production service companies offer special discounts and deals for Northwest Film Forum members!

Lynn Shelton "Of A Certain Age" Grant

The Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant is a project-based award that provides $20,000 to an individual woman, non-binary, and/or transgender U.S. filmmaker, age 39 or older, who is working on their first narrative feature (65 minutes or over) as a director.

This grant seeks to recognize a film director for their distinct vision, storytelling, and singularity.

Partner Festival Submissions

Find local festivals NWFF partners with to submit your film project! Northwest Film Forum co-presents festivals in collaboration with community partners throughout the year, and we love to see your work screened widely!

Space Access

The Space Access program makes multiple rooms in our Capitol Hill venue available at no cost every Thursday. The service is intended for daytime meeting and practice space for independent artists and grassroots community groups.

Work-in-Progress Screenings

The Space Access program makes multiple rooms in our Capitol Hill venue available at no cost every Thursday. The service is intended for daytime meeting and practice space for independent artists and grassroots community groups.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629


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