A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. Artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, and an edit lab. Northwest Film Forum is a member-based organization.
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) showcases feature-length and short format films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest.
African American, Black
Wa Na Wari creates space for Black ownership, possibility, and belonging through art, historic preservation, and connection. Wa Na Wari means "Our Home" in Kalabari. Co-founder, Inye Wokoma, is Kalabari through his father's lineage. The name Wa Na Wari evokes a sense of purpose and intention to remain present in a place we consider home.
"The best video store in Seattle? No, the world." --Not For Tourists Seattle 2009
Lummi, Native American
Children of the Setting Sun Productions follows the Lummi Family tradition of Native Storytelling. By utilizing both traditional and modern art mediums, Setting Sun embraces the instructions left by great grandfather Frank Hillaire to keep the family culture alive.
Indigenous, Native American
Deaf, People with Disabilities
Deaf Spotlight illuminates the artist within every Deaf person.
Hawaiian, Asian, Pasifika
Started in 2005 by Jason Mak & features juried films that support social justice themes and break the Asian American and Pacific Islander stereotypes
Bringing Japanese film to you.
This free program offers youth a direct link to SIFF Cinema, the Seattle International Film Festival, and our diverse local filmmaking community.
We are Girl Scouts of Western Washington! With our HQ in Seattle, we currently serve more than 25k girls (with the invaluable help of more than 12k volunteers) across 17 counties. We also maintain offices DuPont, Bellevue, Everett and Bremerton. We are also proud of our six camp properties located in Carnation, Lilliwaup on Hood Canal, Longview, Hoquiam and Belfair.
We create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films.
The Social Justice Film Festival & Institute showcases brave and creative films on social issues that shape our humanity.
We provide access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and their families, and a forum for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. We curate themed screenings throughout the year and produce programs in partnership with other arts, cultural, and service delivery organizations in the Greater Seattle area.
Inaugurated in 2012 by the TACAWA Film Committee, Seattle Turkish Film Festival has become one of the most admired and venerated events of the Turkish American Cultural Association of Washington. The film festival is a non-profit, volunteer-driven event, committed to bringing the best of Turkish films to Seattle in an effort to provide an international platform for talented filmmakers working in both short and feature length formats to showcase their work.
Latinx, Portugese, Spanish
Seattle Latino Film Festival is a nonprofit organization that discovers and presents independent films, documentaries and short films from Ibero & Latin-American countries.
Pacific 'Ohana Foundation helps perpetuate, preserve, and protect the rich culture of the Pacific Basin communities and the relationships among them. We honor people’s cultural values to make this a better world for all.
We envision an informed and just society where honest stories of lived experiences are heard loud and clear. And through this we strive to empower, transform, inspire, heal, and entertain the community. Our mission is to always go one step further to inspire social change in the changing times.
Seattle Film Institute has prepared students for successful careers in the film industry since 1994.