16mm Film Tic Tac Toe: Performance, Collaboration, Play [In-Person Only]

Sunday, March 5 from 11am – 4pm

All workshops have a suggested registration fee of $100.

Sliding scale, pay-what-you-can prices are available starting from $0, but we humbly request that participants contribute the amount that they are able to ensure that the programs remain accessible.

Duration: 5h
Instructor: Kristin Reeves
Series - Visiting Artists

On Film


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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible. (This workshop takes place in Cinema 1, our main cinema.)

The majority of seats in our main cinema are 21″ wide from armrest to armrest; some seats are 19″ wide. We are working on creating the option of removable armrests!

We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys.

The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!

If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at maria@nwfilmforum.org. Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often.

Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at bit.ly/nwffsocialnarrativepdf, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.

⚠️ Covid-19 Policies ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.


The workshop will give participants access to 16mm film projectors and skills to start staging expanded cinema performances of various duration and approach. It will begin with practical and inventive applications of light, film loops, film cores, and the projectors themselves through hands-on activities. At the end of the workshop, the group will stage a short collaborative film composition in the spirit of improvisation and play. Materials will be available for students to use found footage and simple direct film animation techniques. The workshop will support all student participants regardless of skill level.

Film performance replaces the traditional convention of black-box theater with a unique live art experience. Also known as expanded cinema, this artform frequently depends on the artist-creator’s body, expertise, and agility in relation to the mechanics of cinema no longer hidden by the projection booth. Filmic, mechanical, and human bodies are choreographed to produce a dynamic temporal relationship that can both rely on the image within the frame or shift to emphasize elements such as light, flicker, screen-space, environment, optical manipulation, chance, improvisation, and the audience as participant.

Kristin Reeves

Kristin Reeves


Kristin Reeves has shown her interdisciplinary work internationally in museums, galleries, theaters, art events and festivals such as the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Microscope Gallery, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Antimatter [Media Art], Crossroads, The Chicago Underground Film Festival, European Media Arts Festival, FLEX, Revelation Perth. Reeves has also collaborated in over 20 live multimedia productions including projects staged at Steppenwolf Theater, Chicago; The Boiler, Brooklyn; The Granoff Center, Providence. She was the Co-Artistic Director for That One Film Festival 2020. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Intermedia Art at Ball State University in Muncie, IN.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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