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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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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