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Help NWFF Map Out Our Future & Physical Space!

September 15, 2021

Northwest Film Forum is embarking on a search for a new home! (Don’t panic – we’re not closing or leaving Capitol Hill in the near future.) The dream among dreams is to own our venue, so that we can focus on growing our programs.⠀


Throughout this process, our choices and priorities will be defined by the communities we serve. All of you moviegoers, artists, educators, and families have made the Forum what it is today; now help us decide what it will be tomorro…

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Now Hiring: Patron Services Manager

August 19, 2021

Northwest Film Forum is now hiring for one 32-hour-a-week role for Patron Services Manager!

Mission
Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences.

About Northwest Film Forum
A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visu…

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Northwest Film Forum Opens Applications for the Second Installment of the Lynn Shelton “Of A Certain Age” Grant

August 10, 2021

Awards $25,000 To One Woman, Non-Binary, and/or Transgender Filmmaker Age 39 Or Older Working on Their First Narrative Feature

Seattle, WA – August 10, 2021 – In 2020, Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum (NWFF), alongside Duplass Brothers Productions, launched their inaugural Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant to honor the legacy of beloved late filmmaker Lynn Shelton. Shelton often spoke of seeing filmmaker Claire Denis at NWFF and feeling inspired that Denis did not make her …

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Rest in Peace, Bill Kennedy: The Forum’s Most Frequent, Joyous, and Devoted Member

June 11, 2021

Photo at top by Cris Munson.

We woke up this morning to the difficult news that William Kennedy, NWFF’s dear friend and sweetest, most consistent, and dedicated member, had passed. It’s hard to imagine reopening after our pandemic closure without him. If one were drawing one of our cinemas from memory, it would be incomplete without a little Bill figure in one of the front few rows.

From Managing Director Chris Day:

Bill has been, unarguably, t…

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Fiscal Sponsee Highlight: Hetero Miniseries

June 3, 2021

Hetero is anything but hetero,” explains the series’ Co-Director, DP, Editor, Bentley Eldridge and Co-Director, Writer, and Creator KJ Kieras. A homegrown effort in authentic storytelling in Seattle’s queer teen community, Hetero showcases follows five misfit friends as they scramble to save their Gay Straight Alliance from an unsympathetic principal — all while navigating the highs and lows of being queer in high school!

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Collective Power Fund Announces Recipients, Jurors, and King Street Station Exhibition Dates for Artist Development Grant

May 24, 2021

Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s Collective Power Fund is excited to announce the six (6) grant recipients for the Artist Development Grant, which is its second 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 Se…

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Now Hiring Two Roles: Education Director & Cinema Programming Coordinator

May 17, 2021

Northwest Film Forum is now hiring for two roles: a full-time Education Director and a part-time Cinema Programming Coordinator! See below for full details on both roles, including job requirements and how to apply.

Mission
Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences.

About Northwest Film Forum
A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds o…

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Fiscal Sponsee Highlight: Lauren Du Pree’s Atopic

May 16, 2021

Have you ever heard about or experienced “topic steroid withdrawal syndrome”? Actress and creator Lauren Du Pree is arriving on the filmmaking scene to tell you about how to use humor to tackle concerns around a body going haywire due to prescription drugs. One of NWFF’s newest fiscally sponsored projects, Atopic is a musical that brings levity to an often unseen human experience. Read on as Du Pree describes how she came to work on this project that has long been brewing — an…

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