Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant Launches to Benefit Women and Non-Binary Filmmakers Age 39+

July 14, 2020

SEATTLE, WA (JULY 14th, 2020) — To honor the legacy of beloved filmmaker Lynn Shelton, Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, alongside Duplass Brothers Productions, are launching the Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant. The $25,000 unrestricted cash grant will be awarded each year to a woman or non-binary U.S. filmmaker, age 39 or older, who has yet to direct a narrative feature.

Shelton often spoke of feeling inspired after seeing filmmaker Claire Denis speak at Northwest Film Forum and …

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BLACK LIVES MATTER. All June Film Proceeds to Benefit the Cause.

June 3, 2020

Dear Northwest Film Forum Community,

From the time they were forcibly brought to the Americas hundreds of years ago, Black Americans have expressed – using offerings of art, philosophy, story, song and dance – the struggles they have endured within a society which continues to strip them of their rights and systematically limits their access to resources. Yet not enough has changed.

Over the past week, as protests rose up all over the world in support of justice for Bl…

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Ben Gibbard of Death Cab For Cutie Benefits NWFF with a 3x Donation Match!

May 27, 2020

Lucky us! Ben Gibbard (via Death Cab for Cutie) is hosting his LAST weekly livestream to benefit NORTHWEST FILM FORUM (that’s us)! What’s more is that this livestream has a 3x MATCH, which means: starting today, if you have considered donating to NWFF but have been sitting on your hands, NOW THROUGH SUNDAY IS THE TIME! Please Venmo @BenGibbardLiveFromHome to rather than donating through Facebook or YouTube, to ensure that we receive the full matching funds.

Watch it o…

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Announcing the Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival April 29 to May 3

April 16, 2020

Arts District aims to raise visibility of local artists and arts organizations while offering levity through entertainment

From April 29 to May 3, the Capitol Hill Arts District is thrilled to present the Capitol Hill Arts District Streaming Festival, celebrating the creativity of Capitol Hill and offering community members a connection to interdisciplinary art while the Stay Home, Stay Healthy order is in effect.

“The Capitol Hill Arts District exists to champion local artists an…

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The 411 on NWFF’s Online Screenings Schedule! (April 13, 2020)

April 13, 2020

We are committing to our curatorial role over the next couple months. During this age of Corona-chaos, the Internet has become even more of a wild west of content, with thousands of artists and advertisers vying for your attention. Your streaming hours may have increased, but they’re no less precious. Allow our tri-lateral approach to help you use your screen-time wisely:

In this time of economic confusion, we are committed to slid…

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The 411 on NWFF’s Online Screenings Schedule!

March 24, 2020

ByDesign [Online] Festival (Mar. 18–22, 2020) drew hundreds of viewers and over 50 digital passholders, from our region AND beyond! Pivoting to put a once-physical festival online in four days was tough, but thanks to you, it was well worth the effort.

But enough about THE PAST; we want to talk about the Forum’s FUTURE! We are committing to our curatorial role over the next couple months. Dur…

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ByDesign Festival 2020 is Going ONLINE!!

March 16, 2020

Northwest Film Forum’s physical space is closed temporarily in light of public health concerns and COVID-19, but ART offers hope, and it must endure, especially in times of difficulty. Despite the closure, we believe it is important to design adaptable solutions to continue building community, fostering dialogue, offering education, and furthering our increasingly vital mission. ByDesign’s streaming program will be posted at a…

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Ongoing NWFF Updates Around COVID-19

March 13, 2020

Dear Northwest Film Forum Community,

In light of ever-changing circumstances around COVID-19, and in our best attempts to be responsive to community and public health needs, NWFF will temporarily be closing our physical space to public events.

This decision does not come lightly. The detrimental impacts of COVID-19 are massive, with a disproportionate impact on small businesses, nonprofits, students, artists, gig workers, and many other marginalized groups who lack strong social safety net…

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