Open Script Read: Summer 2023 [In-Person Only]
Attendance is free, but sliding-scale contributions are greatly appreciated.
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 email@example.com. 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.
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.
Open Script Read provides a nurturing, participatory environment for budding and seasoned filmmakers to support one another in the ongoing practice of screenwriting. Submit up to 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 their original work, and one script will be chosen per session. We accept scripts at all stages of development so do not be afraid to submit yours even if it is still in its infancy. Submit your script down below or if you are an actor who would like to attend, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit your script in Screenwriting Format 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.
Writers Only: If you need more assistance with Screenwriting Format (links to free software and explainer at bottom of page) please contact, Han Ha at email@example.com, or Education Director Netsanet Tjirongo at firstname.lastname@example.org
All are encouraged to attend, even if your script is not being read. We select three short entries per session.
Han Ha was born and raised in Vietnam. She moved to New Mexico for college and received a BA in Philosophy, Literature and History of Math and Science from St. John’s College. She started working with NWFF as an intern for the Children’s Film Festival of Seattle and now runs community focused events at the forum like Seminar Series – a film analytical course using the Socratic method and Open Script Read. Passionate about working for non-profit, she was also film festival consultant for Louisville Children’s Film Festival and MALACARNE, an experimental dance company in Seattle.
Inspired by stories focused on identity and human relation, Han has worked on numerous short films in Seattle. She is now working on her first short film Pixelated which explores the feeling of alienation and isolation in the quarantine.