Festivals

In addition to hosting many local festivals, Northwest Film Forum produces a number of our own film festivals, such as ByDesign, Cadence, Children's Film Festival Seattle, and Local Sightings.

Current

Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival 2020 [Online]
Cut short in March 2020 by coronavirus closures, Children’s Film Festival Seattle returns in May 2020 with seven web-based short film packages for families!
Children’s Film Festival Seattle 2020 [Online]
Northwest Film Forum’s annual festival for Pacific Northwest film and mediamakers! The 22nd edition invites regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Local Sightings Film Festival 2020
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
A groundbreaking film festival that provides the Pacific Northwest with a venue for films by, for, and about transgender, non-binary, and gender-diverse people.
Translations Seattle Transgender Film Festival 2020 [Online]

Past

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 [Online] Festival 2020
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 Festival 2019: Cross-Cultural Design Thinking
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 2018
Verse meets visuals during a series of cinepoem screenings, ekphrastic responses, and generative workshops celebrating National Poetry Month.
Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2020 [Online]
Verse meets visuals during a series of cinepoem screenings, ekphrastic responses, and generative workshops celebrating National Poetry Month.
Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2019
Verse meets visuals during a series of cinepoem screenings, ekphrastic responses, and generative workshops celebrating National Poetry Month.
Cadence: Video Poetry Festival 2018
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 2019
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
The 21st Edition of Local Sightings, featuring filmmakers from throughout the Pacific NW!
Local Sightings Film Festival 2018

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