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Northwest Film Forum


Northwest Film Forum is Seattle's premier film arts organization, screening over 200 independently made and classic films annually, offering a year-round schedule of filmmaking classes for all ages, and supporting filmmakers at all stages of their careers.

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#MeToo in Tech: How Men Can Help

January 24, 2018 6:00 PM

This event will be a forum for men who work in the tech industry in Seattle to discuss ways that we can show up for women, trans folks, and other non-cis-male-identified folks who often experience harassment and discrimination in our industry. More details will be posted at this URL as we get closer to the event.
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CFFS 2018 Full Festival Pass

January 25, 2018 7:00 PM

Full Festival Pass to CFFS 2018 - Please note: Not valid for class registration.
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Invention for Destruction (The Fabulous World of Jules Verne)

January 26, 2018 7:00 PM

Inspired by the novels of Jules Verne, this rediscovered and newly restored gem by renowned Czech animator and designer, Karel Zeman, pays tribute to the films of Georges Méliès, and predates the steampunk craze by decades.
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High Flyers

January 27, 2018 11:00 AM - February 10, 2018 11:00 AM

Spread your wings and soar through the air! In these sweet and funny films, youll meet a brave baby owl, take an around-the-world trip with a lost little dolly, and accompany a feisty little girl when she decides to move to the zoo. This program is filled with roly-poly adventures, vibrant colors, and happy endings!
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Reel World Real Talk

January 27, 2018 11:30 AM - January 31, 2018 3:30 AM

Get globally aware with documentaries from Africa, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. These films show life as it really is for incredible youth who dream the future while overcoming daunting challenges.
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Dream Chasers

January 27, 2018 1:00 PM - January 31, 2018 1:00 PM

Who says being a child is easy? The kids in these films must overcome all kinds of challenges, big and small, to follow their dreams.
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Never Say Never

January 27, 2018 1:30 PM - January 31, 2018 1:30 PM

The kids in these narrative and documentary films wont take no for an answer. Youll meet a championship Hungarian swimmer and an American gymnast, a Kenyan city kid who raises chickens, a boy in Detroit who learns how art can help him heal, and two girls who refuse to be bullied. After meeting these kids, youll feel stronger, too!
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January 27, 2018 3:00 PM

Wendy, a 12-year-old, is not thrilled when her parents decide to spend the whole summer vacation at the dilapidated equestrian farm owned by her grandmother. Wendy, formerly a successful rider, has never gotten back on a horse after a serious riding accident. But on the farm, she crosses paths with a wounded horse, Dixie, who follows Wendys every step. Between the two loners, a friendship blooms that will change Wendy's and Dixies lives forever.
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Family Days

January 27, 2018 3:30 PM - February 10, 2018 11:30 AM

We all need someone to watch over us, and in these films from seven very different countries, we meet kids, parents and siblings who teach each other important lessons about love, understanding and growing up.
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Hero Steps

January 27, 2018 5:00 PM

Feature debut from Colombian writer-director Henry Rincón centers on Eduardo, a ten-year-old boy who has more than his share of harrowing challenges: he is poor, a victim of Colombias armed conflict, and is missing a leg. Yet, with the help of his music teacher and some valiant friends, Eduardo is determined to follow through with his passion: to form a team with other disabled children, that will participate in a childrens soccer tournament.
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World Lens: Youth Dream the Future

January 27, 2018 5:30 PM

Childrens Film Festival Seattle is proud to be one of more than 50 partners of PLURAL+ a festival of youth-made films that encourages young people worldwide to share their visions of the world through films about migration, diversity, social inclusion and eliminating xenophobia.
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January 27, 2018 7:00 PM - February 03, 2018 3:00 PM

Twelve-year-old city boy Niilas has been living with his father for as long as he can remember and barely knows his Swedish mother. This summer, Niilas has to travel to Lapland where his mother and her new family live amongst the Sami, an indigenous reindeer-herding people. Despite a warm welcome, Niilas retreats inwards.
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Indigenous Showcase

January 27, 2018 7:00 PM - February 03, 2018 7:00 PM

This program tells stories by Indigenous filmmakers throughout North America, including beautifully animated tales, charming traditional tales, and powerful and stirring documentaries.
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Bamse and the Witch's Daughter

January 28, 2018 11:00 AM

Sweden's most popular comic book character, the worlds strongest bear Bamse, is back for another film adventure!
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Out of This World

January 28, 2018 11:30 AM - January 31, 2018 3:00 PM

In this program of animated and live action shorts, everything is up for grabs even the laws of gravity! Strap yourself in to see creatures from outer space, mind-blowing tricks with marbles, wormholes, futuristic flying bugs, magical moms, fierce animals who watch over children, and a boy who captures clouds.
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Lila's Book

January 28, 2018 1:00 PM

Lila, a character in a children's story book, suddenly falls out of her paper world and ends up trapped in a place she doesn't belong.
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No Walls

January 28, 2018 1:30 PM - February 03, 2018 1:30 PM

In these narrative films from Mexico, Iran, Tanzania, Australia, Spain, and the USA, youll meet young people who must transcend expectations that limit them.
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Purple Dreams

January 28, 2018 3:00 PM

Purple Dreams is the chronicle of a triumphant high school musical production that propels its cast and crew into a new world of opportunity and accomplishment. This inspirational documentary shadows six at-risk high school students on an emotionally powerful, three-year journey of transformation in a racially-biased city.
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Tales Beyond Belief

January 28, 2018 3:30 PM - February 03, 2018 5:30 PM

Colors are vivid and lessons are timeless in this collection of animated films exploring myths, legends and fairy tales from around the globe.
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5 Rupees

January 28, 2018 5:00 PM

Hamid, age 7, lives with his grandmother in a small village, and although they are poor, they are rich in love for each other. And Hamid notices many other treasures around him flowers, birds and trees that seem to sing and call to him.
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Planet Wise

January 28, 2018 5:30 PM - February 04, 2018 11:30 AM

Its up to us all to save our home, Planet Earth. Meet a reptile who has decided to go vegetarian, clay creatures who learn the hard way not to build walls, and some space explorers from the future, forced to live on Mars.
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House of Memory

January 28, 2018 7:00 PM - February 03, 2018 1:00 PM

Feast your eyes and indulge your senses in a glorious banquet of international animation. Filled with creations made with stop motion, rotoscope, paint, pen-and-ink and paper, this program will take you on journey filled with wonder.
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Push Play: By Youth For Youth

January 28, 2018 7:00 PM

At Northwest Film Forum and around the world, young people are making movies that will warm your heart, make you think and amaze you with artistry. This program features joyous animation, narrative flights of fancy, a reboot of a classic Buster Keaton film, stories that transcend generational divides, and documentaries that prove how youth are on top of important issues. Celebrate how youth filmmakers dream the future!
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Into the Magic

January 31, 2018 10:30 AM - February 03, 2018 11:00 AM

Some days start out the same as all others, but then shift suddenly into something extra-special. These animated films celebrate times when special places and powers are revealed, out of the blue. Youll meet a man who can wake up a whole town, a girl who learns to cast a spell, birds that outsmart a weasel in an explosion of color and sound, and a forest creature who finds the bravery to take an exciting journey. Close your eyes, and make a wish. It might just come true!
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The Legend of Timm Thaler or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter

February 02, 2018 7:00 PM

Timm Thaler is poor, but he laughs a lot, and often. His laughter is so charming and contagious that a diabolical Baron wants, at all costs, to have it for himself. And so the world's richest man makes the boy a dubious offer: if Timm agrees to sell him his laugh, he'll win every bet he ever makes in the future.
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Pancake Breakfast - CFFS 2018 - 10:30 AM Screening

February 03, 2018 9:30 AM

Pancake Breakfast
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Pancake Breakfast - CFFS 2018 - 11:00 AM Screening

February 03, 2018 9:30 AM

Pancake Breakfast
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Caleidoscopio de Suenos

February 03, 2018 3:30 PM

These films from Spain, Mexico and Argentina will fill up your senses with color, light, sound, and the beautiful music of the Spanish language. Perfect for fluent speakers and language learners alike, with stories about friends, families, adventure, and love of nature.
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Not Without Us

February 03, 2018 5:00 PM

Fourteen countries, 16 children, five continents, one voice however different their living environment, however different their personalities may be, the fears, hopes and dreams of the children in this documentary film will wake you, shake you and give you hope for the future.
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Fanny's Journey

February 03, 2018 7:00 PM

Based on a true story, this film is an incredible tale of bravery, strength and survival, a story of a daring young girl who will stop at nothing and fear no one. In 1943, 13-year old Fanny and her younger sisters were sent from their home in France to an Italian foster home for Jewish children.
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Tall Trees, Big Sky and Me

February 04, 2018 11:00 AM

Peer up at a canopy of trees, dip your toes in a cool stream, and dodge an icy snowball during these films about outdoor adventures. Grab your gear for great short films to remind you that nothing is better than spending time in nature!
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February 10, 2018 1:00 PM

Seven-year-old Dylan, who has just moved to the Pacific coastal village of Barra de Potosí in Mexico, believes he can talk his new friends into finding a lost treasure left in a cave, 400 years ago, by British privateer Sir Francis Drake.
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Tresors Caches

February 10, 2018 3:00 PM

Indulge your love of the French language and vibrant animation in this jewel box filled with animation. These films from France, Belgium and Switzerland are filled with tall tales, vibrant colors, magnificent animals, and words that will sound like music to your ears.
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Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave
Seattle 98122




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