Collective Power Fund presents Artist Development Grants for Early to Emerging Artists in King County

April 21, 2021

Second Round of Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts’ Regional Regranting Program Provides Unrestricted Cash Awards, Presentation Opportunities at King Street Station, and more

For its second installment, Northwest Film Forum’s Collective Power Fund returns an Artist Development Grant, which will provide an unrestricted $750 award, plus a suite of artistic development benefits for six (6) individual, visual-based artists. Artists who live in incorporated or unincorporated Kin…

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Presenting the Award-Winners of Cadence Video Poetry Festival 2021

April 15, 2021

Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s 4th Cadence Video Poetry Festival (April 16–25, 2021) has announced six award-winners from among the 60 artist teams that were selected this year. The annual festival presents screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, and remains the only festival dedicated to the genre in the Pacific Northwest. To date, it has been curated by Seattle author Chelsea Werner-J…

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Fiscal Sponsee Highlight: Big World Breaks

April 8, 2021

How did Big World Breaks come to be and what do you do?

Big World Breaks, a production company built for stage, studio and education; has shared stages with Janelle Monae, Kool DJ Red Alert, Digable Planets, Reggie Watts, DJ Qbert, Macklemore, B.o.B., Saul Williams and many more. BWB has also produced live show backing for artists such as: Grammy Nominated vocalists Wayna and Rocky Dawuni, Sy Smith, Zo!, Jennifer Johns, Dynamq, Xperien…

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An Interview with Director Cleo Barnett

April 6, 2021

Cleo Barnett is the director of Give Yourself Heaven, a 2020 short film that Northwest Film Forum accepted as the very first of its Local Shortiez initiative. In Barnett’s words, Give Yourself Heaven is “an ecofeminist romance exploring the pleasure available in our relationships with nature.


Watch NWFF film programmer Amanda Salazar’s conversation with Barnett here:

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Northwest Film Forum Announces Year Four of Cadence: Video Poetry Festival

March 30, 2021

Verse meets visuals in motion at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in April 2021. Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke and media maker Rana San, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, taking place annually during National Poetry Month. This year’s festival spans ten days, from April 16–25. Cadence approaches vid…

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Submissions Open for Local Shortiez, a Programming Initiative to Bring PNW Shorts to the World

March 11, 2021

Seattle, WA — The Northwest Film Forum has opened submissions for Local Shortiez, a new programming initiative that promotes the work of local short filmmakers. The program seeks out short films under 3 minutes created by Pacific Northwest artists that will play before select feature films in the Forum’s Virtual Cinema. As it creates unique pre-show experiences for audiences, Local Shortiez will provide local work with an avenue to international viewership.

Northwest Film Forum will scree…

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NWFF is Hiring for a Marketing & Outreach Specialist!

January 6, 2021

Role Summary


Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) is seeking a strategically-minded, engaged, and detail-oriented Marketing & Outreach Specialist who is passionate about NWFF’s mission, vision, and current organizational trajectory.

The candidate will help us develop and implement compelling digital, print, and social media communications timelines and strategies, in a shared team environment. Th…

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