Open Script Read [Online]

Tue May 11:
Tue May 18:
Tue May 25:
Tue Jun 01:
Tue Jun 08:

* NEW TIME * 6:30pm to 7:30pm every Tuesday [virtually, via Zoom]

Chance of limited in-person engagements at some point in the summer.

All events are free, but any contribution is appreciated will go towards supporting NWFF during our closure.
Duration: 1h
Instructor: Vivian Hua


Northwest Film Forum presents Open Script Read [Online], meeting weekly on Monday mornings and facilitated by NWFF Executive Director Vivian Hua!

With Open Script Read, Northwest Film Forum provides nurturing, participatory environment for budding and seasoned filmmakers to support one another in the ongoing practice of screenwriting. Submit 10 pages of your work and participate in a live table-read, where participants will offer feedback to one another.

We are currently seeking new scripts and actors to read roles! Local screenwriters and filmmakers may submit 10 pages of their original work, and one script will be chosen per session.

Submit your script via the form at the bottom of the page if you’re a writer, or simply RSVP for the event if you’re an actor who wishes to participate.

All are encouraged to attend, even if your script is not being read.



For the first half-hour, participants will hear a live table read of a chosen script.
The remaining half hour will allow time for constructive feedback.


This is a sliding-scale, pay-what-you-can weekly virtual event! Registrants will receive a Zoom meeting invite one hour before the scheduled event, and you only need to RSVP for one session to gain access to all future sessions. You may opt out at any time.

Vivian Hua 華婷婷

Vivian Hua 華婷婷

NWFF Executive Director, Filmmaker & Facilitator

Vivian Hua (華婷婷) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, a Co-Founder of the civil rights film series, The Seventh Art Stand, and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. In 2018, she released her narrative short film, Searching Skies–which touches on the controversial topic of Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States–and in 2021, she will begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Vivian is passionate about cultural space, sustainable practices, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. Learn more at 🙂

Open Script Read - Script Submission

Submit the first 10 pages of a feature script, or a short contained within 10 pages. Please include a character breakdown and brief description. The first 4 eligible scripts submitted will be accepted. Submissions will be accepted up to 5 days before the event. Please attach your script in pdf format. By submitting you certify that this script is your original work. All submissions are copyright of the submitting author and will not be shared outside this event.

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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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