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Pride Month Programming at Northwest Film Forum!

June 12, 2018

It’s Pride Month, and leading up to Seattle PrideFest on June 24th, we will be celebrating LGBTQIA pride with a unique selection of screenings here at the Northwest Film Forum!  Seattle has always been a bastion for queer rights, so are excited to provide a Blanket Fort Films showcase to give you a taste of what cinema Seattle has to contribute to Pride culture.  Additionally, we will be screening queer films with national and international themes, including

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Northwest Film Forum is Hiring a New Executive Director

June 7, 2018

Mission, Vision, and Values

Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. Our vision is a world where all people have the power to express themselves and connect with each other through visual storytelling and culture. We acknowledge that we are on Indigenous land, the traditional territories of the Coast Salish people. In recognition of the role of the arts as a vehicle for social change, we are committed to undoing systems …

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The Forum says a Fond Farewell to a 15-Year-Old Awning

May 21, 2018

Originally installed in 2003 as a “temporary” solution for Northwest Film Forum’s façade, the awning that hangs outside has seen hundreds of amazing filmmakers and audiences come and go. On Tuesday morning, May 22nd, 2018, having reliably performed its sheltering duty to denizens of 12th Avenue for a decade and a half, the awning will finally ride off into the sunset. In June, a new awning design by local firm Olson Kundig will take its place.

If y…

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Board Statement and Press Release – Executive Director Courtney Sheehan is Moving on in October

April 10, 2018

Every once in a while, an opportunity comes along to be a part of something wonderful. To create something beautiful and joy-inspiring as a collective unit.

Being a board member at Northwest Film Forum and actively participating as the organization has revitalized and so fully embodied its mission has been one such opportunity.

Courtney Sheehan’s vision and implementation of creative ideas has brought new life to the Northwest Film Forum. It has imbued the board, staff, volunteers and ou…

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Meet CHIMAERA, our new Education & Artist Services Manager

March 26, 2018

We’re excited to welcome a new member to our team this Spring!

CHIMAERA is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist, curator, producer, community organizer and educator from Tacoma, WA. They are most excited about getting to know the NWFF community and engaging filmmakers throughout the Northwest that have been historically marginalized in the film industry as creators, curators, mentors and educators. They look forward to supporting the work of a new wave of creative visionaries with the insigh…

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Call for Submissions: 21st Local Sightings Film Festival

March 5, 2018

Attention PNW filmmakers!

Through June 15th, we will be accepting entries for the 21st Local Sightings Film Festival (September 21–29, 2018).

Every year, Local Sightings showcases the films and filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest. All types of moving image media are eligible; projects must be finished within the last 18 months, and the filmmaker(s) must be based in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or the Yukon Territories. The 21st edition will feature specia…

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Northwest Film Forum to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

February 7, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Northwest Film Forum for curated film exhibition and artist programs. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with d…

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