X
Read our response to COVID-19 and sign up for updates | View our current Customer Support status
  View site in English, Español, or Français
The fair-trade ticketing company.
Sign Me Up!  |  Log In
 
Find An Event Create Your Event Help
 

Northwest Film Forum

Seattle


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.

Click here to sign up for the NWFF Newsletter!
Events

23rd Local Sightings Film Festival - Full Fest Pass on sale thru Sep. 27!

September 18, 2020 7:00 PM

A comprehensive, all-films-included pass to Northwest Film Forum's 23rd regional film festival! One pass; ALL the passwords.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - 24 Hours in the CHOP w/ Hope is Not Cancelled [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

On June 8, 2020, the Seattle Police Department abandoned their East Precinct station on Capital Hill. On July 1, they reclaimed the station. In the days between, a spontaneous, radical society--first known as Capitol Hill Organized Protest (CHOP), and later as Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ)--bloomed. Documentarian, activist, and longtime Seattle resident by way of Michigan Tajuan LaBee recorded his time spent in the Capital Hill occupation, and his film is a candid, insightful study of the epochal Autonomous Zones complex culture and varied population. Watching 24 Hours in the CHOP is watching history as it happens.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - After Dark: Something Strange (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

If there's something strange in your neighborhood it might be this assemblage of oddities from the underworld!
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Another Word for Learning w/ Dzunukwa [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:43 PM

Another Word for Learning is a unique documentary about the freedom to choose ones own education, even if that means leaving the school system altogether. Following a mother and daughters intimate journey of (re)discovering their connection to their culture while living in Vancouvers Downtown Eastside, we see what repercussions Aishas educational choices will have on her family and community. Ultimately Another Word demonstrates how the decision to self-direct ones education can pave a way to broader decolonization.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Artist Spotlight: BeautyBoiz: The Collective

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

BeautyBoiz: The Collective will take you on a red carpet journey, sharing some of the BeautyBoiz most loved video perfomances and world premiere content. Hosted by Kimber K. Shade, the lineup will feature drag, spoken word, live music, queer culture and a sneak peek of upcoming BeautyBoiz go BOO, pt. 6! Filmmakers from across the Pacific Northwest will dazzle you, including collective members Bri Patin, Rajah Makonnen, Joe Moore, Kaleb Dameron and more. There will be performances from CarLarans, LüChi, Kimberly Michelle Westwood, DaQween, Guayaba, Kayla Carrington, Boujee Cherry, and many more. The queer talent is sure to leave you breathless; as Kimber Shade says, Innovate until you are no longer breathing!
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Artist Spotlight: Danny Denial's CONDiTiONER

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

Join filmmaker and musician Danny Denial for a screening of CONDiTiONER, a surreal short film about a dysphoric musician who takes a mysterious drug that erases his identity and gets caught in a bisexual love triangle with his two best friends. Paired with a special curation of content by Seattle musicians/visual artists which were involved in the film or inspired it.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Artist Spotlight: Kiana Harris' AJE IJO Series

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

AJE IJO Short Dance Film Series centers the humanity, resiliency, vulnerability of Black & African diasporic people [of all genders], interrogating the western gender binary and interrupting accompanying notions of masculinity and femininity. Our individual and collective complexity, survival, thriving, and ultimately our healing as a people are at stake, and compel the elaboration of this narrative. To this end, the lm elicits elements of spiritual cosmologies of the African diaspora, particularly those that emerge from the Yoruba divine consciousness, Ifa, and the Orisa (deities) that comprise it.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Artist Spotlight: Neely Goniodsky's Animations

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

A special presentation of animated films spanning the course of 13 years by Seattle-based filmmaker Neely Goniodsky. Using ink, paint, and cut-out animation, Goniodsky creates ethereal visual enactments of poems, songs, daydreams, nightmares, and true stories. Her work has won awards at past editions of Local Sightings Film Festival as well as Cadence: Video Poetry Festival.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Borrufa [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

Ireneo is an undocumented immigrant, living in the U.S. with his wife and son. His life begins to fall apart when his wife, Leonora, learns that he has a second, secret family, that he has supported for many years. As his daily life unravels, he takes a DNA test, and discovers that the child he had in secret is not his biological daughter. He struggles with this double betrayal, attempting to maintain his routine as his wife grows more distant from him.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - COLORBURST (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

Multicultural and multifaceted: traverse the globe in high vibes, fashion, and style.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Eddy's Kingdom [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

Eddy Haymour had a dream. Born in Lebanon, he immigrated to Canada in 1955, got rich creating a chain of barber shops, married, had children. And when he purchased Rattlesnake Island-a small piece of land in British Columbias Lake Okanagan-in the early 1970, his dream was to turn it into a Middle Easternthemed amusement park. But resistance from local residents and the government turned his dream into an obsession. It would consume not only his life, but the life of everyone around him: a tumult of legal turmoil, financial ruin, grenades, hostages, a daughters love for her father and her fathers overwhelming desire to make his vision a reality. Eschewing simplistic notions of heroes and villains, director Greg Crompton uses a polyphony of voices to tell this multifaceted saga, most notably Eddy Haymours own. By turns explosive, rueful, regretful, and swaggering, Eddys incessant voice is the audiences lifeline in a strange and disquieting saga.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Face2Face (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

In a time of loneliness, human connections transcend distance, spaces, and screens.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Fall Back Down [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

Nick Colby, once a fearless and passionate activist punk, is now a shadow of his former self. The radical love of his life went on a humanitarian mission to Nigeria and ghosted him, and his habit of getting fired from dead-end jobs has landed him a gig in a sweatshop. There, he meets Reena, an uptight young South Asian woman. Initially repelled by each other, the two are forced together when they witness a murder disguised as a workplace accident, and their odyssey of investigation and survival slowly rekindles Nicks blackened soul. Simultaneously a murder mystery, a rom-com, and an anarchic ride through the Vancouver B.C. underground, FALL BACK DOWN is a queer-punk romp brimming with ridiculous attitude.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - FEM-POW! (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

Uplifting the feminine - be it divine, irreverent, sassy, or any powerful persona in-between.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - From Here [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

From Here is a hopeful story of artists and activists based in Berlin and New York whose lives hang in the balance of immigration and integration debates. Our protagonists move from their 20s into their 30s as they fight for citizenship, start families and find room for creative expression. This sensitive, nuanced documentary captures their journeys to define what it means to belong in societies that are increasingly hostile to their existence.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Hold Onto the Moving Sky (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:49 PM

Sweet, tender, rich, and poignant tales of longing, belonging, and place.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Home in the Woods [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

Baby spiders take their first wobbly steps. Human hands work in the garden. Waterfalls get tangled up in space and time. Home in the Woods is an immersive portrait of a place viewed from different perspectives and scales. Filmed over the course of two years in Marion County, Oregon, the film contemplates the cycles, patterns and relationships that exist in the forest near the filmmakers home.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Indigenous Showcase: malni - towards the ocean, towards the shore [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

This film follows Sweetwater Sahme and Jordan Merciers wanderings through each of their worlds as they wonder through and contemplate the afterlife, rebirth, and the place in-between. Spoken mostly in chinuk wawa, their stories are departures from the Chinookan origin of death myth, with its distant beginning and circular shape.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Mad World (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:49 PM

Confronting the ghosts of our present, as humanity grapples with the current zeitgeist.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Mindscapes (Experimental Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

Experimentation is the manifestation of the MINDSCAPE, expressed through abstractions of landscape, visions of the self, and interactions of image and space.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Notes on Camp (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

Reject philistinism! Embrace extravagance! Transcend the good-bad axis of ordinary aesthetic judgement! Because in these films, style is everything.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Planet PNW (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:54 PM

The Great Outdoors comes inside through these tales of open air adventure and environmental stewardship.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Required Viewing (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:54 PM

Ruminate to illuminate through this collection of sociopolitical and interpersonal analyses of our country.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Spawning Grounds [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

Spawning Grounds is an educational documentary film that chronicles a critical season in the life of the Lake Sammamish kokanee, a unique but little-known species of landlocked salmon with immense cultural and ecological importance. The film follows three unique people as they work together to save this fascinating species amid unprecedented development pressure. As they strive towards their goal, viewers gain a unique understanding of this incredible species and its cultural significance, a deeper appreciation of the ongoing impacts of human behavior on the environment, and a greater awareness of whats possible when people of different backgrounds and motivations unite around a common goal.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - The AMP Virtual Arts Series - House of Angels: Living with AIDS at Bailey-Boushay House, 1992-1995 [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:30 PM

A presentation by Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover of their photographic documentation in the 1990s of Bailey-Boushay House, the HIV/AIDS care facility in Seattle. They will discuss working with staff there at the beginning of the facilitys history, and how art has affected people living with HIV.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - The Invisible Father w/ Taky Kimura - The Heart of the Dragon [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

In the 1960s, beat poet and experimental filmmaker Piero Heliczer helped shape New American Cinema, and was enmeshed with iconic filmmaker Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground at the very start of their careers.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - THE WORLD IS BRIGHT [Online]

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:00 PM

When an elderly Beijing couple receives notice that their only son has allegedly committed suicide and has been buried on Canadian soil, they travel to Vancouver to investigate the mysterious circumstances of his death. Director Ying Wangs riveting docu-thriller guides the viewer down a rabbit hole of mental illness, the crushing wheels of Kafkaesque bureaucracy, and the vulnerability immigrants can face without cultural coping mechanisms. With the patience and insight of a master filmmaker, her film effortlessly synthesizes the themes of the stigma surrounding mental illness, the invisible mechanisms of control in our modern life, the dislocation produced through global migration, and the perpetual search for meaning into a single story of modest grandeur.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Uneasy Company (Shorts Program)

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:43 PM

Awkward moments and aggravating relationships that are guaranteed to make you squirm in your seat.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Vanishing Seattle Series

September 25, 2020 11:59 PM - September 27, 2020 10:59 PM

Vanishing Seattle Films takes a deeper dive into the stories of legacy, resistance, and resilience behind the #VanishingSeattle hashtag. Vanishing Seattle is a project that documents displaced and disappearing institutions, small businesses and cultures of Seattle and celebrates the histories, spaces, and communities that give the city its soul.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Karl Krogstad Showcase (Shorts Program)

September 27, 2020 4:00 PM

In a collaborative effort, Northwest Film Forum, Interbay Cinema Society, Moving Image Preservation of Puget Sound and Scarecrow Video present a showcase of work by the late Seattle filmmaker Karl Krogstad for Local Sightings Film Festival 2020. Digitization of this videotape material has been made possible, in part, by a grant from 4Culture.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Closing Night: 25th Anniversary Celebration [Online Stream]

September 27, 2020 7:00 PM

A playful and poignant 90-minute program curated by NWFF board and staff, featuring rare gems from the Film Forum archives, including commissioned one-shot films created by now-renowned filmmakers such as the Safdie Brothers, Drew Christie, and Barry Jenkins, plus The Clouds that Touch Us from Clear Skies, a short film by beloved late filmmaker Lynn Shelton. The program will be streamed across multiple platforms for a one-time Closing Night engagement, to which viewers can tune in and converse in real-time.
[View Event]

Local Sightings 2020 - Motion Reel (Dance Shorts Program)

September 27, 2020 11:59 PM

As Velocity Dance Center kicks off their fall season and Local Sightings 2020 comes to a close, we invite you to kick backand occasionally turn upwith this compilation of dance films ranging from experimental analog forms to embodied inner natures.
[View Event]

Open Script Read [Online]

September 28, 2020 10:00 AM

Live table read for new work from local writers, followed by project feedback, advice, and collaboration.
[View Event]

BIPOC Filmmaker Happy Hour [Online]

September 29, 2020 5:00 PM - October 06, 2020 5:00 PM

Live table read for new work from local writers, followed by project feedback, advice, and collaboration.
[View Event]

BIPOC Filmmaker Happy Hour [Online]

September 29, 2020 5:00 PM - October 06, 2020 5:00 PM

Live table read for new work from local writers, followed by project feedback, advice, and collaboration.
[View Event]

Experimental Cyanotypes on 16mm Film and Paper with Kate Lain [Online - Oct. 10 & 17]

October 10, 2020 11:00 AM

An at-a-distance intro workshop to 16mm cyanotype filmmaking. Your kit will arrive in the mail then all you'll need is sunlight, water, and found objects!
[View Event]

Pr0n 4 Freakz 2020 [Online]

October 24, 2020 8:00 PM

ScumTrust Productions is a collective of genderqueer and trans creators building mythologies that celebrate queer desire. We seek to embrace the surreal sensuality in kink and bdsm while building collaborative structure to honor the multiply marginalized artists and workers at the center of this process. ScumTrust celebrates the campy, the ritualistic, the grimey, the indulgent, the gritty parts of sex, life and pleasure.
[View Event]

GERMAN CINEMA NOW! - What Remains / Re-Visited (Was bleibt | ta ostaje) [Online]

October 28, 2020 5:00 PM - October 28, 2020 10:00 PM

Films end. Biographies end. Life goes on. Can we break this law? Clarissa Thieme takes a stab at it. In Was bleibt | ta ostaje | What remains / Re-visited (2020) she travels to certain cities and villages in Bosnia-Herzegovina. She takes a single shot in each of the places where countless people have been raped, tortured, and murdered during the Bosnian War. Ten years ago, Thieme had been there already. Was bleibt | ta ostaje | What remains (2009, 2010 world premiere at Berlinale) showed these places without accompanying words. Each of the images questioned: Does the location give testimony to the horror, or does it stay silent? Ten years later, everything is different, or is it? In each of the places, Thieme and her film team unfold a life-size transparent with a still from the preceding film from 2010. Sometimes this comparison of now and then is simply a silent act of recognition. At other times it sparks conversation. Some are evasive, some full of lived-through memories. Who died where, is one of the questions. Who left to build a new existence elsewhere; who stayed; who returned are some of the other. Between the lines and between the images it becomes clear: these topics havent been processed yet. And, how could they? It is difficult enough to keep on living. At the same time the filmic intervention prompts a reaction: In front of Thiemes camera, momentary public spaces arise. The old images provoke exchange. This exchange takes the form of what the reacting people are giving it. The film does not unravel a mystery it is doing something mysterious: It dives into a space between remembrance and continuation and interlocks retrospection with the present. The void is everywhere. And Thiemes film is never finished. On the contrary, it proves that there is a chance to act through film. To be continued. Text by Jan Verwoert. All images on this page © Clarissa Thieme
[View Event]

Earshot Jazz - Uprooted: The Journey of Jazz Dance [Online]

November 06, 2020 7:00 PM - November 07, 2020 5:30 PM

Jazz in movement and music is ever-evolving. As jazz dance celebrates its many interpretations, it pays homage to its lineage. Its history and artistic roots in the expression of enslaved peoples strengthen the art form, turning its practice into a metaphor for resistance and a struggle for acceptance. The rapid kaleidoscope of movement and music in Uprooted speaks more clearly than any artificial narrative. Setting testimonials from dedicated practitioners of jazz dance against a linear examination of American history, Uprooted is an opportunity to experience the nuanced place that the art form finds itself in today. an enriching corrective to the official story of jazz dance, taking it beyond its already fascinating and complex showbiz luster to profoundly political terrain. incisive (and, for the most part, nimbly interwoven) commentaries observing the ways jazz dance, like jazz itself, embodies the very history of the United States. Stripped of identity, severed from their African cultures and forbidden to use drums because they were a form of communication, enslaved people were silenced people, and dance became a necessary language, a form of survival and a means of protest. Sheri Linden, Hollywood Reporter
[View Event]

GERMAN CINEMA NOW! - Becoming Black [Online]

November 25, 2020 5:00 PM - November 25, 2020 10:00 PM

Becoming Black tells the true story of a dark-skinned child living in East Germany who has been told by her white parents that her skin color is a mere coincidence and that its of no importance. One day as a teenager, the daughter happens upon the truth of her family history. That daughter is filmmaker Ines Johnson-Spain. In an intimate and critical exploration, the filmmaker brings together painful and confusing childhood memories with matter-of-fact accounts that paint a clear picture of a culture of rejection and tight-lipped denial. Together with the movingly warm encounters with her Togolese family, Becoming Black develops into a reflection on the themes of identity, social norms, and family ties, from a very personal perspective.
[View Event]
Contact
Northwest Film Forum
Northwest Film Forum

Address
1515 12th Ave
Seattle 98122


Phone
206-329-2629

Email
louie@nwfilmforum.org

Website
http://www.nwfilmforum.org/

Send a Direct Message
History


I do not have an event history.

Contact us
Email
support@brownpapertickets.com
Phone
1-800-838-3006 US, Canada, Puerto Rico
Resources
Careers
Developers
Help
U.S. COVID-19 Event Restrictions
Ticket Buyers
Track Your Order
Browse Events
Locations
Event Producers
Create an Event
Pricing
Services
Buy Pre-Printed Tickets
The Venue List
Find out about local events
Get daily or weekly email notifications of new and discounted events in your neighborhood.
Sign up for local events
Connect with us
Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter
Follow us on Instagram
Watch us on YouTube
Read our blog
Get to know us
Use of this service is subject to the Terms of Usage, Privacy Policy, and Cookie Policy of Brown Paper Tickets. All rights reserved. © 2000-2020 Mobile EN ES FR