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Open Script Read

Free event!
Happy hour at 6:30!

Nov 30

Join Northwest Film Forum for a monthly Open Script Read! Local screenwriters and filmmakers may submit 10 pages of their original work in order to hear a live table read, with an ensemble of professional actors, and get feedback from both actors and other participants. 


Photo by James Drury on Flickr Creative Commons.

Open Script Read

Free event!
Happy Hour: 6:00pm
Readings: 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Last Monday of the month

Apr 27 - Jan 25, 2016

Join Northwest Film Forum for a monthly Open Script Read! Local screenwriters and filmmakers may submit 10 pages of their original work in order to hear a live table read, with an ensemble of professional actors, and get feedback from both actors and other participants. 



Open Screenings at the Film Forum

FREE Event!

Jan 25 - Nov 30

Are you a local filmmaker looking to share your work? Seeking feedback on your film? Want to see what other people are currently working on? Come join us for our monthly opening screening! Hang out with new and established filmmakers and experience films being made right here in our community.



The Winding Stream

 Filmmaker in attendance Friday and Saturday!

Nov 27 - Nov 30

(Beth Harrington, 2014, WA, 91 min)

Considered to be the fountainhead of all country music, A.P. Carter and his wife, along with his sister-in-law, became a phenomenon that swept across the nation. As the earliest stars in American Roots music, the Carter Family pulled at the strings of folk in a way that would forever change the way country music was perceived and played.



In the Basement

Seattle Premiere!

Nov 27 - Dec 03

(Ulrich Seidl, 2015, Austria)

A documentary about people and their obsessions, and what they do in their basements in their free time.



2015 Sundance Film Festival Award Winning Shorts

The best short films of Sundance 2015!

Dec 01

Showcasing a wide variety of story and style, the 2015 Sundance Film Festival Short Film Tour is a program of six short films that won awards at this year’s Festival, which over the course of its more than 30-year history has been widely considered the premier showcase for short films and the launchpad for many now-prominent independent filmmakers. Including fiction, documentary and animation from around the world, the distinct 2015 program traverses vibrant styles from wild comedy to quiet poetry. Each breaks through its limited timeframe with a high level of artistry and story that will resonate with audiences long after it ends.



Puget Soundtrack: Madeleine Cocolas Presents The Birds

Original live score!

Dec 03

(Alfred Hitchcock, United States, 1963, HD, 119 min)

Australian-born, Seattle-based composer Madeleine Cocolas chose to revisit Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller masterpiece, The Birds, for her Puget Soundtrack. Hitchcock's eerie brand of horror is impeccable in his iconic film about the indomitable power of nature. When a beautiful newcomer arrives in a sleepy coastal California town, an escalating series of bird attacks begins to unsettle and unravel residents. Featuring characteristic visual richness and glacial suspense, The Birds continues to intrigue and unnerve after more than fifty years. 



God Bless the Child

Seattle premiere!

Co-presented with the Seattle Documentary Association!


Dec 04

(Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, 2015, United States, 92 min)

Five siblings, aged one to thirteen, spend a day on their own, uncertain whether this time their depressed and unreliable mother is really gone for good.



Paul Taylor: Creative Domain

Introduction by Velocity Artistic Director Tonya Lockyer on Friday!

Dec 04 - Dec 06

(Kate Geiss, 2014, DCP, 82 min)

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain is a rare intimate portrait of one of the most acclaimed choreographers in American dance history. The film amuses, captivates, and educates its audience by delving into the enigmatic process of one of modern dance's most prolific choreographers.




Dec 04 - Dec 06

(Panos H. Koutras, Belgium, France, Greece, 2014, 123 min)

After their mother's death, a gay 15-year-old teams up with his older brother to track down their long-lost father. Mixed with a touch of surrealism, Xenia is a visually engaging adventure of two brothers who are finding out that the best way through life is with each other. 




Next Dance Cinema

Presented in partnership with Velocity Dance Center


Dec 07

Velocity’s annual Next Dance Cinema  screens work by artists exploring the potential between dance and film, offering audiences insight into the cutting-edge possibilities. ONE NIGHT ONLY two unique screenings of local + inter/national dance cinema including films from throughout the Pacific Northwest, United States, The Netherlands, Jordan, and Brazil.



Phoebe’s Father

Dec 08

(John Helde, 2015, United States, 95 min)

When Phoebe encounters her father, Ben, after a long estrangement, their meeting uncovers wounds that never healed. In their confrontation, she opens a vein of loss that divides the family, and Phoebe finds she has to face her father - and the truth of growing up - head on.



The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil

Dec 09

Northwest Film Forum and Brett Hamil present Seattle’s only intentionally funny political talk show: The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil. It’s a mudpie lobbed into the halls of power: interviews with high-profile politicians, activists and artists plus standup comedy, sketches, videos and surprises.



The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil: Late Edition

Dec 09

The hour-long late show unwinds with looser and weirder comedy, performance, and art after Seattle’s only intentionally funny political talk show, hosted by Brett Hamil of the acclaimed "My YouTube Channel Where I’m The Big Important Guy Who Gets To Say What’s What."



Tyler Oakley's Snervous

Special preview screening on Dec 10!
Seattle premiere

Dec 10 - Dec 13

Anointed one of “Top 30 Most Influential People on the Internet” by Time, Tyler Oakley made his first web video as a college freshman in 2007, and since then his infectious enthusiasm for life and message of radical self love have earned him over seven million YouTube subscribers. In addition to his brash commentary on topics like safe sex, celebrities and chicken nuggets, Tyler's frank discussion of issues such as bullying and youth suicide among the LGBTQ community has made him an important part of a growing dialog about gender, rights and self-expression. 



Holiday Party

 Free community party! All ages!

Dec 11

Our annual holiday bash is back, this year with co-host Three Dollar Bill Cinema! Featuring the lap of John Crisicitello as Santa!



Twisted Flicks featuring Prom Queen: Santa Claus Conquers the Martians

Dec 12

This special holiday edition of Puget Soundtrack features Prom Queen in Twisted Flicks, Seattle’s only live movie re-dubbing show that merges improv comedy with classic B movies for a hilarious cinematic experience like none other. As the film plays, the improvisers create all new dialog for the characters, sound effects, and live music - completely improvised using the suggestions provided by the audience!




Joyeuses Fetes!

A Children's Film Festival Seattle PREVIEW! 

Dec 19

Celebrate Joyeuses fêtes with Children's Film Festival Seattle and the Alliance Francaise. 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at Northwest Film Forum. Join in holiday craft making in our lobby and then see French-language and other winter-themed shorts from Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015!