NWFF’s Local Sightings Film Festival 2019 Announces Full Lineup of Films, Performances & Industry Events

August 21, 2019


Programmed closely with community partners as curators, Northwest Film Forum’s 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival invites regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Over the course of 10 boundary-pushing days, the f…

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Four Seattle Art House Theaters co-present Abbas Kiarostami Retrospective: NWFF, SIFF, Grand Illusion and The Beacon

August 14, 2019

Four Seattle film organizations (Northwest Film Forum [NWFF], SIFF, Grand Illusion Cinema, and The Beacon) announce a robust retrospective of the prolific Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami between September 14 – October 6, 2019.

Over four weekends, all four art house theaters will join forces to co-present 8 film programs spanning the great Iranian master’s career, including the Koker Trilogy (Where is the Friend’s House?, And Life Goes On, Through the Olive Trees).

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GiveBIGGER to Fund Youth Summer Camp Scholarships!

May 8, 2019

Happy spring, Northwest Film Forum community!

As May opens into floral blooms and shockingly rain-free weather, the Northwest Film Forum staff are quietly preparing for the incoming create-athon of summertime… because summer at the Forum means YOUTH SUMMER CAMPS turn the NWFF building into their green room, production offices, sets, and edit suites!

Our 10-to-6 office staff will be the…

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22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival Opens Call for Pacific NW Films & Media Submissions!

March 22, 2019

In its 22nd year, Northwest Film Forum’s annual Local Sightings Film Festival evolves to showcase the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, Local Sightings 2019 invites regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition. Moving onto FilmFreewa…

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NWFF Announces Year Two of Cadence: Video Poetry Festival

March 6, 2019

…the only festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest!

Verse meets visuals in motion at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) in April 2019. Cadence: Video Poetry Festival, presented by Northwest Film Forum, programmed in collaboration with Seattle author Chelsea Werner-Jatzke, is a series of screenings, workshops, and discussions on the genre of video poetry, throughout National Poetry Month. Entering its second year, C…

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Northwest Film Forum Announces 19th Annual ByDesign Festival Curated in Partnership with Design in Public March 15-17, 2019

February 7, 2019

The 2019 edition of Northwest Film Forum’s (NWFF) annual ByDesign Festival: Cross-Cultural Design Thinking curated in close partnership with Design in Public (DiP), is dedicated to unleashing the design thinker in everyone. From March 15-17, experience programs at NWFF centered on design and architecture, including short and feature films, performances, hands-on generative workshops, and a pop up market featurin…

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Introducing Board President Raya Leary

January 10, 2019

There is an energy of change in the world right now, which brings both difficulty and opportunity. More than an arts organization, Northwest Film Forum is a living organism, made up of people creating, gathering, laughing, learning and challenging one another. An organism that thrives in the face of change is one that leans into it, that is adaptable and willing to evolve—in tandem with or opposition to—the world around it.

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