20th Annual ByDesign Festival: March 18-22, 2020 Presented in Partnership with Design in Public

March 2, 2020

The 20th edition of Northwest Film Forum’s (NWFF) annual ByDesign Festival ( is curated in close partnership with Design in Public (DiP), a strategic initiative of AIA Seattle dedicated to unleashing the design thinker in everyone. The festival integrates NWFF and DiP’s core missions and visions, by focusing on societal growth and community-building—as viewed through the lens of design-…

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Cadence 2020 Artist-in-Residence call for applications

January 31, 2020

Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) will select an artist or artist team of two to develop a new video poem for inclusion in Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, April 15–17, 2020. The selected artist(s) will have access to NWFF’s film equipment and edit lab, as well as an opportunity to participate in a scheduled workshop to develop or supplement their filmmaking and/or editi…

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Managing Director Chris Day reflects on nearly a decade of working at NWFF

January 9, 2020

I have been in Seattle for a little over ten years now, and it’s safe to say that Northwest Film Forum has been the defining voice of this city for me. In early 2011, the Forum quickly became my home away from home when I began volunteering at the box office during Children’s Film Festival. Once I became a regular on Monday nights, I found my people: the weirdos, the effortlessly artistic, and the defiantly independent.

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Celebration Film Review: The Paradoxical Relation of Couture to Time

December 16, 2019

The cinematography, particularly in the black and white archival footage, evokes the warm and diffuse grey palette of some French New Wave films. By juxtaposing the footage of Saint-Laurent’s last years against the modern shows being prepared in the same corridors, the film celebrates not only Yves Saint-Laurent the man, but more pointedly, Yves Saint-Laurent as a generational dynasty and a name recognized in general conversation.

There is something about the pageantry of rarefied European …

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In My Room reviewed: Visceral Physicality and Troubled Silences

November 26, 2019

With his long, static takes and general lack of non-diegetic music, director Ulrich Köhler conjures a world of troubled silences and stoic, deliberate movements in his droll, minimalistic survival drama, In My Room. In My Room is the story of a man who awakens from his dull, quotidian life to discover the earth is suddenly uninhabited, and must abruptly face the full weight of complete self-reliance.

Our protagonist Armin is shown livi…

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Sátántangó Film Review: An Epic of the Microcosmic

November 22, 2019

A sprawling seven-hour narrative portraying events which transpire over a single winter at a single farm in Warsaw Pact Hungary, Béla Tarr’s Sátántangó is truly an epic of the microcosmic. Béla Tarr finds grave and wondrous significance in the mundane, using a stark, piercing and lustrous style of black and white imagery which focuses in on the textures of everyday objects – torrential rain thru a gauzy window curtain, the corduroy jacket of a stumbled-over drunk – to the poi…

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Everybody’s Everything Lil Peep Poster Giveaway!

November 19, 2019

After numerous requests from Lil Peep fans hoping to snag  a copy of the Everybody’s Everything poster, Northwest Film Forum has decided to do a poster giveaway! Enter to win, and three lucky winners will receive a copy of this 27″ x 40″ work of art!


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