Open Script Read [Virtual or In-Person]

Tue Sep 14: 6.30pm PDT [Online]
Tue Sep 21: 5.00pm PDT [In-Person Only]
** Sep. 21 is a special Local Sightings edition of Open Script Read! **

Our weekly Open Script Read takes place on Tuesdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm PT.

** The Local Sightings 2021 Open Script Read is a special exception, taking place from 5:00pm to 6:15pm PT, in-person at NWFF. **

Meetings will be hosted virtually on Zoom, with occasional in-person exceptions that will be noted below.

Attendance is free, but sliding-scale contributions are greatly appreciated.
Duration: 1h
Instructor: Vivian Hua


Open Script Read provides a 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.

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 🙂

Sep. 21: Special In-Person Reading with Patricia Boiko!

September 21, join us IN-PERSON at NWFF for the first public script reading of TV Dinners, a new comedy/drama feature from filmmaker Patricia Boiko! This special session takes place from 5–6:15pm PT.

About TV Dinners:

TV Dinners is a four-season fictionalized series based on the true story of Claire Boiko who, with her husband Bernard, appeared on more game shows than any other couple in American history. Their story became the internationally distributed documentary, Game Show Dynamos. The TV series features the highly creative and unconventional Alice as she attempts to navigate a world that presses her to conform. Her world stretches from the West Coast to the East Coast, to Japan and Korea from the 1940’s to 2018.

This event will feature the first thirty pages of the pilot episode.

Click for more info about Game Show Dynamos

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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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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