Equipment Rentals

Renting Filmmaking Gear

Equipment and edit suite rentals are available on a limited basis as we undergo building renovations. Read more details here. 

We would appreciate your input on a short survey during this time to help us improve the service. Thank you!


Members of Northwest Film Forum can rent film cameras (16mm, Super-8), projectors, screens, DSLR cameras, stabilization, lenses, mics and sound recording equipment, light kits (Arri and Lowel), lighting accessories and non-linear editing stations.

Membership is required to rent, unless you are a volunteer or student currently enrolled in one of our classes. 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 phone or email in advance. Pick-up and drop-off are by appointment. Rates subject to change. Visa or MC required for rental. To schedule a rental, 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 Equipment Manager Jonah Kozlowski: [email protected].

Equipment List

You can download a pdf of our current rate sheet here.

Rates listed are the daily rate. Weekend rates are 2x the daily rate. Weekly rates are 4x the daily rate. Monthly rentals of film cameras are available at 8x the daily rate

*Require certification or prior experience.

DSLR Camera Package

*The Canon 60D DSLR with Lens and Tripod is available as a package or alacarte (Limited to daily and weekend rentals.)

Ready to shoot kit - $65

Camera only starting at $35, plus whatever accessories and lenses you need.

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Rokinon T1.5 Cine Lens Kit for Canon, 14mm, 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm - $18 each or $75 for whole kit

Canon EF L Series Zoom Lenses, 24-105mm - $15, 18-55mm $10

Assorted Bolex Lenses - perfect for Blackmagic PCC cameras - $20

*Anamorphic Lens Kit - $15

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Zoom H6 Handheld Recorder - $20

Rode NTG4+ Shotgun Mic Kit with Boom - $40

Audio Technica Shotgun Mic Kit with Boom - $15

Sennheiser Wireless Lav Mic Kits - $15-25

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Ronin-M 3 axis gimbal stabilizer from DJI, works with cameras up to 8 lbs. Requires certification or demonstration of proficiency. $120


Rhino EVO Slider, 24 in carbon fiber slider with flywheel - $60


Fluid head video tripods (Manfrotto, Sachtler) - $10

Prosumer pan and tilt tripod - $5

Dolly, wood flat on wheels with linking 16ft plastic and metal tracks -  $10 


Fotodiox LED light panel - $30

Arri 3 Light Kit - $40

Lowel Omni Light Kit - $20

C-Stands - $5

Brood lamps, assorted practical led bulbs, dimmers, china balls - $3-10

8'x8' Butterfly Overhead with Silk - $15

Westcott Fast Flags Kit - $10

Clamps, power cables, sandbags and gels - add on items, available at no cost for kit rentals 

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16mm Cameras

Bolex Package - $10

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Super 8 Cameras

Various Super 8 Cameras - $5

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Projectors and Screens

Regular-8mm Projector - $20

Super-8mm Projector - $20 

16mm Projector - $20

Portable Screen - $10

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