Now Seeking Our Next Visionary Executive Director

October 26, 2021


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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 in…

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Help NWFF Map Out Our Future & Physical Space!

October 4, 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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Local Sightings Film Festival 2021 Announces Award Winners for Best Feature & Short Films

September 30, 2021

Seattle, WA – September 29, 2021 – Northwest Film Forum (NWFF)’s 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 16-26, 2021) has wrapped its first 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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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!

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 and with major support from COLOR, 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 filmm…

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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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