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Northwest Film Forum Announces 19th Annual ByDesign Festival Curated in Partnership with Design in Public March 15-17, 2019

February 7, 2019

The 2019 edition of Northwest Film Forum’s (NWFF) annual ByDesign Festival: Cross-Cultural Design Thinking curated in close partnership with Design in Public (DiP), is dedicated to unleashing the design thinker in everyone. From March 15-17, experience programs at NWFF centered on design and architecture, including short and feature films, performances, hands-on generative workshops, and a pop up market featurin…

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Introducing Board President Raya Leary

January 10, 2019

There is an energy of change in the world right now, which brings both difficulty and opportunity. More than an arts organization, Northwest Film Forum is a living organism, made up of people creating, gathering, laughing, learning and challenging one another. An organism that thrives in the face of change is one that leans into it, that is adaptable and willing to evolve—in tandem with or opposition to—the world around it.

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Reshaping Education in 2019

December 20, 2018

To reflect the successes we’ve found in our film and event programming, Northwest Film Forum will be restructuring our Education & Artist Services in 2019, to actively incorporate community members throughout our programmatic process.

We are currently welcoming new proposals from teaching artists, industry professionals, community organizations, and students, as we revision and reshape our youth and adult workshop offerings.

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Northwest Film Forum Announces Vivian Hua as New Executive Director

September 24, 2018

Seattle, WA – September 24, 2018 – Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) announced today that Vivian Hua (華婷婷) has been appointed as its new Executive Director. Hua joined the NWFF team in 2017, after organizing The Seventh Art Stand, a national civil rights film and discussion series co-founded by Hua, NWFF and film distributor Abramorama, in response to the first Travel Ban. In addition to leading design and marketing initiatives, Hua has produced numerous community programs at NWFF that center eq…

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Local Sightings 2018 Print Catalog & October 2018 Calendar are Now Online!

September 19, 2018

Local Sightings is Seattle’s only festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers.

Feature screenings and short films are only part of the story: artist workshops, performances and networking events allow for a collective exploration of regional creativity.

Local Sightings plays a significant regional role in the discovery of new film talent and provides working filmmakers opportunities for community-building and exposure. The festival has also gai…

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21st Local Sightings Film Festival Comes to NWFF September 21-29!

August 30, 2018

Northwest Film Forum is getting ready to kick off its 21st edition of  Local Sightings— 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. Produced every year by Northwest Film Forum, the festival features new films, parties, juried prizes and film conversation. Screenings are only part of the story: a…

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