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Explore filmmaking by doing it!  Northwest Film Forum offers a wide range of classes and workshops that can be taken at whatever pace you prefer. Whether you are new to the art and plan to plunge into filmmaking as a career or you have purchased your own equipment and wish to drop in on a few certifications to learn more, our classes are for you.

The Film Forum's curriculum offers a complete education in nearly all aspects of filmmaking. Multi-session classes meet weekly and offer in-depth, hands-on experience with filmmaking tools, while one-day workshops offer both insightful lectures and practical techniques on current filmmaking topics.

Film Forum classes and workshops are designed to instruct filmmakers on both the mechanical skills required in current filmmaking technology and the artistic application of tools to explore the critical and emotional range of the cinematic experience. Classes and workshops are taught by working artists: filmmakers, writers, producers and editors.

All workshops are held at Northwest Film Forum (1515 12th Ave) unless otherwise specified.

Students MUST register online and pay the tuition in advance.

Scholarships and Volunteer Options:

We offer a limited number of scholarships to those who cannot afford to pay for classes. To apply, fill out our scholarship form.

We also encourage volunteering as a way to access classes and other resources. We have a variety of volunteer roles and shifts available. Volunteers earn hourly credit that can be applied toward classes or rentals. For more information, visit the Get Involved section of our website, or contact [email protected]