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 and learn how to submit at



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 for local artists include access to high-quality equipment for your projects.

With recent upgrades, our film transfer suite now allows high-definition film to video conversions! We've adapted our Panasonix HVX200 camera (including custom-built software) so your 8 and 16mm film can have a new life on high quality digital video. 


Call for Entries

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. CALL FOR TREATMENTS NOW OPEN