CFFS 2024 – Fun with Foley: DIY Space Sounds [In-Person Only]

Saturday, Feb. 3, 2024 from 3–4:30pm

All workshops have a suggested registration fee of $100. However, we do offer a sliding scale, pay-what-you-can model for those who need that option.

Duration: 1h 30m
Instructor: Jak McKool & Miikiech Nichols


Ever wondered how movie sound effects are made? Then join us for a workshop to explore foley sound! The art of foley is the reproduction of everyday sound effects that are added to films and media to enhance the viewing experience. Those swooshes and booms in your favorite cartoon are created by foley artists using wacky objects like bamboo shoots or cornstarch!

In this hands-on workshop, we will be creating alien and space sounds using a variety of objects to create an epic space film. All materials will be provided. Just bring your imagination, hands, and ears!

For any questions about the workshop, please contact Nico at

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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.

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 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, 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.

How Cartoon Sounds Are Made for Movies & TV Shows

New to foley? Here is a short video that explains what foley is. If the video does not play, here is the YouTube link.

Festival Directory

3... 2... 1... BLAST OFF with Children's Film Festival Seattle 2024!

2024 festival artwork by Kid Lerner.

A galaxy of great films and activities await Seattle families! Come enjoy awe-inspiring and spectacular shorts, glittering features, and out-of-this-world workshops at Northwest Film Forum.

We send this call across the known universe: To join a dazzling voyage of discovery from Friday, Feb. 2 to Saturday, Feb. 10, 2024. The festival will be available to youth, families, and film lovers of any age, both in-person and online.


⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. We are not currently checking vaccination cards.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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