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To elevate the City of Seattle's appreciation of the arts in general and of cinema in particular, Nick instituted "Film Forum," a bi-monthly screening during his Council committee meetings of film excerpts from local filmmakers. A programmer is selected to choose the films and manage the screenings. Each film excerpt must in some way relate to topics addressed by the work of the City Council.

"This (film) was the result
of staying up late at night
and being either amused
or irritated with the worst bar
on Capitol Hill."

- Webster Cowell,
"Last Call" Filmmaker

Film Forum screenings run three minutes or less and serve as the first order of business for the Committee. Filmmakers are seated at the Council Committee table, introduced and accompanied by the programmer.

Would you or someone you know like to apply to be a programmer for Film Forum?
If so, please contact Frank Video,
Program Coordinator in Nick's office,
at (206) 684-8849 or
at It Pays!

Programmed by Courtney Sheehan - Click to Learn More

Courtney Sheehan, Program Director for Northwest Film Forum, has curated film programs and produced events for theaters and festivals on three continents. On a year-long Watson Fellowship, Courtney investigated the organizational structures, community roles, and programming strategies of twenty film festivals and media centers in India, Spain, the Netherlands, Brazil, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia and Macedonia. As a journalist, Courtney has covered film events ranging from the world's largest documentary festival (IDFA in Amsterdam) to South America's largest animation festival (Anima Mundi in Rio de Janeiro) and her publications include Bitch Magazine, Senses of Cinema, The Independent, and NECSUS: European Journal of Media Studies. She co-founded Cine Migratorio, a migration-themed film festival in Santander, Spain. Courtney holds a degree in Visual Culture from Grinnell College.

Even the Walls

"Moving Day"
by Zheng Wang

Signs Everywhere

by Amber Cortes

Even the Walls

"Even the Walls"
by Saman Maydani and Sarah Kuck

Signs Everywhere

"Signs Everywhere"
by Julio Ramirez

Pacific Aggression

"Here Comes the Warmth"
by Craig Downing

Maiden of Deception Pass

"Maiden of Deception Pass"
by Lou Karsen

Pacific Aggression

"The Night Shift"
by Stefanie Malone and Shannon Snider


by Jillian Suleski & Greg Westhoff

Pacific Aggression

"The Beast Inside"
by Drew Christie & Amy Enser

Pacific Aggression

"My Last Year With the Nuns"
by Bret Fetzer

Pacific Aggression

"Pacific Aggression"
by Shaun Scott

Pacific Aggression

by Tracy Rector

Programmed by Adam Sekuler - Click to Learn More

Adam Sekuler was the first programmer for the Council's Film Forum, having served from 2010 through 2013. He was the program director at Northwest Film Forum, located on Capitol Hill, from 2006 to 2013; co-founded Search and Rescue, an ongoing effort to present and preserve discarded archives of 16mm films; and programmed for the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival and Sound Unseen. In his early years he booked music for the Whole Music Club, Minneapolis' only all ages venue.

Uranium City

"Interpretive Site: Uranium City"
by Adam Sekuler -

The Third Wheel

"The Third Wheel"
by SJ Chiro -

Nothing Against Life

"Nothing Against Life"
by Julio Ramirez and Carl Adelson 6/26/2013

History is Transformation

"History is Transformation"
by Bernard Mann & Matt Shannon - 5/22/2013

In Country

"In Country"
by Mike Attie 4/24/2013

Love, Seattle

"Love, Seattle"
by Megan Leonard 3/27/2013

"Daughters of the Dust" by Julie Dash

"Daughters of the Dust"
by Julie Dash 2/27/2013

"Daughters of the Dust" by Julie Dash

"Number 3: Acheron"
by Dalyce Lazaris 1/23/2013

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"While We're Asleep"
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Megan Griffiths 5/23/2012
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"Christiania - 40 Years of Occupation"
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"Song of The Spindle"
Drew Christie 2/22/2012
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"Occupy Fall"
Adam Sekuler 11/30/2011
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"Glacial Balance"
Ethan Steinman 9/28/2011
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"Girl World"
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"Comin' home baby"
Unknown 5/25/2011
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"Waste of Time"
Shaun Scott 4/27/2011
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"Patriot Guard Riders"
Ellen Frick 3/23/2011
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Matthew Brown 2/23/2011
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"Vera History Presentation"
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"A Water Tale"
SJ Chiro 12/8/2010
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"Last Call"
Webster Cowell 7/28/2010
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Christy X 9/22/2010
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