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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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. This is an experiment in addressing a community need, so we need your feedback to let us know how it’s working!

If you would like to rent the venue for a ticketed or public event, film screening, or corporate meeting, please see details about our venue rentals.

Please read the FAQ section before submitting your reservation request.


Space Access FAQs

When are rooms in the Film Forum available?

Thursdays from 11am–4pm. Requests can be made for up to 60 minutes. Based on staff capacity and feedback, we may extend the daytime access hours and/or the length of time you can reserve a room.

Which rooms in the Film Forum are available?

Depending on the date, the large theater (118 seats), small theater (46 seats), workshop room (12 seats) and edit lab (6 computer stations) are available. Please make requests based on the number of people or space needs that you have, and we will find the right room for you. All rooms have wifi. The workshop room is the least accessible room.

How do I make a scheduling request?

Fill out the form below with your contact information and details about your space need.

When will I hear back about my request?

The requests will be reviewed on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. You will receive an email reply to your request from spaceaccess (at) nwfilmforum.org. We will do our best to reply to all requests within the week they are made.

Can I make a request over the phone, or in person?

At this time, we only have the capacity to process requests via email.

Is there tech or staff support available?

A staff person will greet you, show you to the room, and share the wifi info, but there is no staff support for your meeting. Computers and software in the edit suite will be accessible, login information will be provided for bookings in that space. The workshop room has speakers and a projector which can connect to your laptop via HDMI and thunderbolt.

Can I screen a movie?

Not at this time.

How often can I book the space?

You can make weekly requests. We will try to accommodate as many requests as possible each week.

Are there any space access opportunities in the evening?

Yes, Open Lab! Open Lab provides free access to the edit lab on Tuesday evenings. The edit lab has six iMac editing stations with Final Cut X and Adobe CC2015 available. Open Lab is a great time to meet collaborators and get networked with the NWFF editing community.

Can I bring food or drinks?

No; please respect our space by keeping it clean!

Space Access Request

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    between 11am-4pm, for up to 60 minutes

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