Equipment Rentals

Renting Filmmaking Gear

Equipment List

You can download a pdf of our current rate sheet for members, students and volunteers here.

Selected gear is now available to everyone via ShareGrid. Get 20% off duringour introductory period!

Members of Northwest Film Forum, volunteers, and students currently enrolled in one of our classes can access our gear and spaces at reduced rates. You can become a member online, or check the status of your membership by emailing [email protected] or calling 206-329-2629.

Reserving Equipment

Equipment must be scheduled by email in advance. Pick-up and drop-off are by appointment. Rates subject to change. Visa or MC required. To schedule gear or space email [email protected].

Donations, Volunteering, Questions:

We are always interested in acquiring filmmaking gear to help serve our community! If you have questions about our inventory, or are interested in donating or volunteering, email Jonah Kozlowski: [email protected].

For gear beyond what we have, we recommend these community partners.

Koerner Camera Systems - A proud supporter of Northwest Film Forum.

Glazers Rentals
 - Northwest Film Forum Members also receive a 20% discount. Members must show a valid membership card.

Victory Studios Rentals - Northwest Film Forum Members also receive a 10% discount. Members must show a valid membership card.

ShareGrid Seattle - Rent from and to your fellow film and media makers.



Do you need access to an editing ready computer and software? Need an hourly coworking space option in Capitol Hill?

We have six 27inch 5k Retina iMac editing stations with Final Cut X, Adobe CC2017, ProTools, and DaVinci resolve. DVD Superdrives, various connecting cables for hard drives, and headphone are provided at no cost. Projectors for reviewing super 8 footage are available free. Black and white printing and basic office supplies (paper cutter, stapler, whole punches, etc) are also available at no cost, up to ten pages per user per day.

When is the Edit Lab available?
Summer rental hours are 5pm-9pm Wednesday-Friday, and 4-9pm Saturday and Sunday. 

The Lab is also open to the public from 6-8pm most Tuesdays through our Open Lab program. Read more about Open Lab here and join us!

How much does it cost?
Members - $5/hr
Non-members - $8/hr
**If you are interested in long term use for a film project, you can apply for access through our grant program which offers sliding scale and free access to local filmmakers. For more information, email [email protected]

Drop-ins are welcome! To reserve a station in advance, email: [email protected]

Film & DV Transfer
We do not currently offer film to digital transfer services. DV camcorders are available to rent through our equipment department for digitization projects, however for anything more than a couple tapes we recommend using a transfer house.