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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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.

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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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2% of NWFF’s Proceeds to Real Rent Duwamish

May 13, 2021

Starting this month, Northwest Film Forum’s Board & Staff are officially committing to donating 2% of our proceeds to the Duwamish (Dkhw Duw’Absh) tribe through REAL RENT DUWAMISH.

As a non-Native organization operating on Duwamish territory, this is our small action step towards not only acknowledging that we benefit from being occupants on stolen land — but trying to put action towards our values.

The Duwamish are not currently a federally recognized …

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Murmurations, a Seattle-Wide Arts Collaboration, Launches in May 2021

April 29, 2021

Seattle, WA – April 29, 2021 – This May brings the launch of Murmurations, a new Seattle-wide arts collaboration spearheaded by six cultural institutions: Frye Art Museum, Henry Art Gallery, Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Northwest Film Forum, On the Boards, and Velocity Dance Center. Together, these organizations will present a series of multidisciplinary projects, including exhibitions, performances, screenings, community conversations, artist talks, and other programs co-developed with cultural …

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