CITIZEN MINUTES: A Community Video Project

What if you had one minute to capture on video something you care about in your city? A beloved business closing, a friend standing up for what’s right, a neighborhood in flux.

Citizen Minutes is a community video initiative of Northwest Film Forum that explores what’s happening across our city. The project convenes local filmmakers, artists and community members to explore topical conversations through super short videos of all artistic styles and genres. We share the videos online and in our theater as weekly newsreels before film screenings.

Watch Citizen Minutes on our youtube channel.



Education at Northwest Film Forum


Explore filmmaking by doing it!  Northwest Film Forum offers a wide range of classes and workshops that can be taken at whatever pace you prefer. Whether you are new to the art and plan to plunge into filmmaking as a career or you have purchased your own equipment and wish to drop in on a few certifications to learn more, our classes are for you. Learn More >


Grants & Access


Our services are here to help you in your work from start to finish. We offer fiscal sponsorship, access to filmmaking equipment, edit stations, rooms and cinemas available for work in progress screenings, meetings, and celebrations.

We have filmmaking equipment available, including DSLR and 16mm cameras, along with cine lenses, audio recording gear, stabilization, and lighting equipment. Our edit lab has six iMac stations running the latest version of Final Cut Pro and Adobe CC. 

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CUE NORTHWEST Film Residency Program


Cue Northwest is a partnership between Brick Lane Records and Northwest Film Forum. We believe connecting artists across disciplines creates a fertile environment for building community through art. Through a series of collaborative projects including production residencies and networking events, Cue Northwest will galvanize the film and music communities.