Meet CHIMAERA, our new Education & Artist Services Manager

March 26, 2018

We’re excited to welcome a new member to our team this Spring!

CHIMAERA is a multidisciplinary conceptual artist, curator, producer, community organizer and educator from Tacoma, WA. They are most excited about getting to know the NWFF community and engaging filmmakers throughout the Northwest that have been historically marginalized in the film industry as creators, curators, mentors and educators. They look forward to supporting the work of a new wave of creative visionaries with the insigh…

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Call for Submissions: 21st Local Sightings Film Festival

March 5, 2018

Attention PNW filmmakers!

Through June 15th, we will be accepting entries for the 21st Local Sightings Film Festival (September 21–29, 2018).

Every year, Local Sightings showcases the films and filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest. All types of moving image media are eligible; projects must be finished within the last 18 months, and the filmmaker(s) must be based in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or the Yukon Territories. The 21st edition will feature specia…

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Northwest Film Forum to Receive $20,000 Grant from the National Endowment for the Arts

February 7, 2018

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $25 million in grants as part of the NEA’s first major funding announcement for fiscal year 2018. Included in this announcement is an Art Works grant of $20,000 to Northwest Film Forum for curated film exhibition and artist programs. The Art Works category is the NEA’s largest funding category and supports projects that focus on the creation of art that meets the highest standards of excellence, public engagement with d…

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Infinity Baby: Q&A with Editor Kris Boustedt

February 6, 2018

Reading press reviews for Bob Byington’s latest film, Infinity Baby, is a bit of a head-scratcher in-and-of-itself. Can one say it is a good thing for a film to be called “caustic” and “funny” in the same breath? How about “gleefully sardonic” or “skillfully obtuse”? It seems everything complimentary about this film is also tongue-in-cheek and contradictory, but that’s exactly the charm of the film’s unconventional and irreverent humor. After all, due to abortion being made illegal and …

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As Far As The Eye Can See: Interview & Directing Workshop with Director David Franklin

January 29, 2018

(Pictured above:) Jason London and Jasmine Skloss-Harrison on the set of As Far As The Eye Can See, with production sound mixer Nikki Dengel in the background.


After many years as a film professor and editor, director David Franklin decided to take creative matters into his own hands with his first feature film, As Far As The Eye Can See. Written over two years by Franklin’s producing partner, Paden Fallis, As Far As The Eye Can See

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Art Zone w/ Nancy Guppy: A Conversation with the Filmmakers of Big Sonia

January 26, 2018

Saturday, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

“In this special episode of Art Zone, Nancy interviews the local filmmaking duo behind the new documentary “Big Sonia,” the story of a 92-year-old woman who survived the Holocaust as a teenager and her life that followed. Filmmaker Leah Warshawski, Sonia’s granddaughter, and Todd Soliday, Leah’s husband, discuss the seven-year process of making the award-winning film with its themes of truth, l…

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Northwest Film Forum Year-End List 2017: Courtney Sheehan’s Top 5 Lines from the Pen of Paul Siple

December 18, 2017

Paul Henry Siple is a man of many talents. His house is a film nerd’s dream castle, full of electronic appliances and analog media otherwise lost to the sands of time — including but not limited to an awe-inspiring collection of VHS tapes, tube cameras, and various mysterious media devices from the 80s. Lest you mistake him for a homebody, I would be remiss if I didn’t sing Paul’s praises as a veritable dance floor phenomenon; he can cut a rug like no one’s business. And, as the Forum’s Program…

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Northwest Film Forum Year-End List 2017: Vivian Hua’s Top 5 Releases Which Might Have Been Better with Nic Cage as the Lead

December 18, 2017

While crafting this list, I came to realize: there are many ways in which something can be couched as “better”. Does Nicolas Cage make Movie A “better” because Movie A sucks, or because the amusement found in transposing his face or voice atop another is so powerful that the substitution transcends the existence of Movie A itself, to simply live, untouchable, in the pure state of “better”?

This, my friends, is what I wake up contemplating at …

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