Now Hiring: Operations Manager

March 27, 2024

The Operations Manager oversees key functions of daily financial management, operational systems and HR protocol at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF). The Operations Manager provides partnership and support to the Executive Director in business administration, staff and HR management, ensuring smooth operation of technical systems, vendor management, and daily financial monitoring across the organization. In addition, the Operations Manager oversees high-level facilities maintenance and collaborat…

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Collective Power Fund begins its 2024 grant cycle, offering $60,000 to artists and art collectives

March 6, 2024

Fourteen Grants Available at $2,000, $5,000, and $10,000 Tiers, in Collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program

Northwest Film Forum’s Collective Power Fund returns this year with fourteen grants for individual artists and artist-run collectives who live in unincorporated and incorporated King County. Individual artists will be able to apply for the lower two tiers; the $2,000 grants will be for Research & Development, to compen…

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Northwest Film Forum Awards Mirta Desir $25,000 as the 2023 Recipient of the Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant

November 1, 2023

Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is proud to announce Mirta Desir as the recipient of the fourth annual Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant. Desir will receive an unrestricted cash award of $25,000 to support her first narrative feature film, ANGIE. Desir describes ANGIE as “a love letter to Latin American artists and Haitians’ oral history — a marriage of human drama and the power of Voudou.”

“The Lynn Shelton ‘Of a Certain Age’ Grant is an amazing source of supp…

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Local Sightings Film Festival 2023 Announces Award Winners for Best Feature & Short Films

October 6, 2023

Seattle, WA – October 6, 2022 – Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s 26th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 15–24, 2022) has wrapped its hybrid in-person and virtual festival! Local Sightings is one of few regional festivals of its kind, which champions emerging and established talent from throughout the Pacific Northwest, supports the local film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.




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Fourth Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant Open for Applications!

June 27, 2023

Now in its fourth year, the Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant awards $25,000 to a US-based woman, non-binary, or transgender filmmaker, age 39 or older, who has yet to direct a narrative feature. Similar to the previous iterations, the grant will be a national open call, and seeks to recognize a film director for their distinct vision, storytelling, and singularity. The recipient of the 2022 installment was

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Announcing Recipients and Jurors for Collective Power Fund’s Spring 2023 Cycle

June 21, 2023

June 21, 2023 — Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s Collective Power Fund is thrilled to announce the fourteen (14) grant recipients for the Collective Power Fund, now in its fourth installment of funding and support to individual, visual-based artists in King County. The grant is presented as a part of the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program and in partnership with the City of Seattle’s Office of Arts & Culture.

Our Spring 2023 grants distributed $60…

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Now Hiring: Artistic Director

May 16, 2023

NWFF is seeking a collaborative, visionary leader to join the team in building on NWFF’s current trajectory of being a film center and community hub which centers equity, collective action, and community coalition-building as instrumental to creating and presenting film and media arts. The Artistic Director will champion the organization to leverage collective resources and build capacity for NWFF’s mission and programs. The ideal candidate will deepen community alliances and center equi…

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Presenting the Award Winners of Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2023!

May 15, 2023

Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s 6th Cadence Video Poetry Festival (April 27 – May 7, 2023) has announced five award-winners from among the 50+ artist teams that were selected this year. The annual festival presents screenings, workshops, and discussions on video poetry, and remains the only festival dedicated to the genre in the Pacific Northwest. It is curated by Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and intermedia artist Rana San.

Cadence jurors: Matt Mullins (Adaptation…

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