In addition to hosting many local festivals, Northwest Film Forum produces three annual film festivals. These include the largest festival for children on the West Coast, Seattle's only festival of Pacific Northwest films, and a festival about contemporary intersections of design, architecture, and the moving image.


Children’s Film Festival Seattle is the West Coast’s largest and most highly-regarded festival dedicated to children and their families, and shows over 180 films a year.
Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2018


Local Sightings is Seattle’s only festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers: a showcase of new films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, the Yukon and British Columbia.
The 20th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival
Through films, presentations, and conversations, ByDesign explores the intersections of design and the moving image and illuminates the roots, currents and future of design in motion.
ByDesign 2017
The 2017 edition of Children’s Film Festival Seattle will feature more than 188 films from 50+ countries.
Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2017
The Portland German Film Festival and Northwest Film Forum present the 2nd annual KINOFEST Seattle 2017, with German language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland
KINOFEST Seattle 2017
Northwest Film Forum serves as the venue for numerous local festivals throughout the year, accommodating and collaborating with a wide variety of Seattle communities.
Local Festivals Hosted at NWFF

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