Color 16mm Filmmaking & Color Reversal Processing Workshops [In-Person Only]

Weekend 1: May 18th & 19th from 11am – 4pm
at NWFF (1515 12th Ave)

Weekend 2: May 25th & 26th from 11am – 4pm

We humbly request that participants contribute the amount that they are able to from the following tuition options.

  • $600: Support the learning community and help cover the full cost of the workshops.
  • $550: Cover the full cost of participating in the workshops.
  • $500: Join the workshops with the support of sponsoring organizations and fellow participants.

The price structure is based on the cost of supplies, chemicals, and scanning for the 16mm Ektachrome. Two scholarship spots are available for this two-week workshop. To apply for a scholarship, please email Netsanet Tjirongo at

Registration and payment for both workshops is processed at the same link.

Duration: 5h
Instructor: Hogan Seidel

On Film

Load and shoot color reversal film on 16mm Bolex cameras in the first weekend of this two-part class, then process your film into vibrant color positives the next weekend!
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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.

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 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.

Weekend 1: Introduction to 16mm Filmmaking with the Bolex: May 18th & 19th, 11am-4pm

at NWFF (1515 12th Ave)
Immerse yourself in the craft of 16mm filmmaking during the first weekend of our workshop series. This hands-on Bolex workshop introduces the exciting possibilities of color 16mm analog film. Participants will spend two five-hour classes perfecting the essential skills to operate a 16mm Bolex camera, load and unload 100ft daylight spool film, expose color reversal Ektachrome film using a Sekonic light meter, and learn in-camera techniques unique to the Bolex.

Weekend 1 Objectives:
– Develop a solid understanding of the 16mm Bolex camera and its operation
– Learn the correct methods for loading and unloading film
– Experiment with the principles of film exposure and composition in color
– Gain practical experience in 16mm color filmmaking
– Shoot 100 feet of color reversal Ektachrome film to be processed in weekend 2

Weekend 2: Color Reversal Processing with E-6: May 25th & 26th, 11am-4pm

The second weekend offers an in-depth look at the E-6 processing technique for color reversal film. Participants will learn how to transform their Ektachrome film shot during the first weekend into vibrant, color positives. The workshop covers the step-by-step E-6 processing method, chemical handling, and best practices for achieving high-quality results.

Weekend 2 Objectives:
– Understand the E-6 processing method for color reversal film
– Learn about the chemicals and equipment necessary for E-6 processing
– Explore the technical aspects of developing color film
– Process the Ektachrome film shot during the first weekend
– Discuss the artistic and aesthetic qualities unique to color reversal film

Hogan Seidel

Hogan Seidel

Hogan Seidel (they/them) is a moving image artist living and working in Seattle, WA. They have taught experimental film, photography, interactive media, and art history as affiliated faculty at Emerson College and the University of Massachusetts Lowell. As of 2021, they are a co-editor for Analog Cookbook, a UNC press biannual journal about analog film and art.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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