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Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival

Celebrating 20 years!

Oct 09

Oct 08 - 18

All your celluloid dreams will bloom at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival! With a glamorous opening night party and a wild and provocative collection of films from around the world, get ready for new and exciting stories in LGBT cinema.



The Forbidden Room


Seattle Premiere!

Oct 16 - Oct 22

Guy Maddin, 2015, United States


Notable Manitoban, enfant terrible, and longtime friend of NWFF Guy Maddin pays kaleidoscopic tribute to the cinematic canon in The Forbidden Room, a veritable psychedelic trip through the very form of film.




Co-presented with KEXP

Happy Hour with DJ Sheryl Waters @ 8PM, Show @ 9PM

Oct 16

KEXP, DAISYHEROIN and Northwest Film Forum have partnered to present another edition of Videoasis, the quarterly NW music video showcase. 



Special Events

Free events

Scour our calendar for regular free and extra-affordable events for Seattle film lovers. Have you checked out Framing Pictures? We have the best film critic chat in town. 



Children's Film Festival Seattle

See the world and feed your mind at the ninth annual Children's Film Festival Seattle, the largest film festival on the West Coast for kids and their families. The fun starts on January 23!




Music Movies

The Film Forum has some of the strongest music film programming in the country - come enjoy live music performance, music documentaries, soundscapes + multimedia and everything in between.