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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

Fiscal Sponsorship

One of Northwest Film Forum’s key artist support services is Fiscal Sponsorship. The Forum currently sponsors 60 film projects and organizations.

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. Fiscally sponsored projects can solicit tax-deductible donations from organizations or individuals. We administer donations made on behalf of the project and send donor acknowledgments. Our administrative fee is 6.5% for funds granted, but we do not take any ownership of the project.

Please note that this program does not provide direct financing or fundraising services.


Eligibility

In order to be considered for fiscal sponsorship, the production, as represented by the Project Producer(s) must:

  • Maintain active membership with Northwest Film Forum
  • Be consistent with Northwest Film Forum’s mission
  • Demonstrate clear commitment to the project and provide detailed documentation and guidelines for how the project is to be achieved
  • Be a Washington State resident
  • If you wish to apply, please fill out our online application

If you have any questions, please contact Christopher Day, Director of Operations, at chris (at) nwfilmforum.org.


Sponsored Projects

Appleseeds

Appleseeds

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Is happiness a choice? Grounded in the reflections of five seniors on their life experiences, and with experts in emerging scientific thinking, the film Appleseeds seeks to discover if happiness is more than just a byproduct of happy experiences, but can also be a conscious choice throughout our lives.

Big Sonia

Big Sonia

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“National treasure”, local celebrity, Holocaust Survivor – Sonia (89) has just been served an eviction notice for the last (and most popular) shop left in a dying suburban mall. Following Sonia on the motivational speaker circuit to schools and prisons – even as she navigates her own struggles – Big Sonia explores what it means to be a survivor and how trauma is passed down through generations. Will you let your trauma define you? Or will your past make you stronger?

The Road to Nickelsville

The Road to Nickelsville

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Caution, survival, and hope. The residents of Nickelsville, an organized homeless encampment in Seattle Washington, share how they became homeless; caution how quickly it can happen, and how they persevere. Director of the Low Income Housing Institute, and a district court judge who presides over child custody cases involving homeless families, provide institutional context.

Sadie

Sadie

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Sadie is a film written and directed by Megan Griffiths and produced by Lacey Leavitt and Jennessa West. It tells the story of a young girl dealing with the prolonged absence of her military father and struggling to understand her family life without him.

Thin Skin

Thin Skin

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The film Thin Skin, which is based on based on Ahamefule J. Oluo’s grand-scale comedic pop opera of the same name, is about a musician and struggling stand-up comedian named Aham. His marriage has just collapsed. He is desperately trying to sever all physical, financial, and emotional connections to this bad marriage. He is moving into a new place. He is adrift. He has to rebuild his life from scratch. One night, Ahamefule performs at a local jazz club and meets a young woman, Megan…

 


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