Got a question?  Check away! 


When is the festival?


The festival will be from April 4 - 6, 2014. There will be 8 film programs.


Where is the festival?

Northwest Film Forum

1515 12th Ave

Seattle, WA 98122


Where can I buy a ticket?

You can buy a ticket at the Stranger Ticketing, our online ticketing vendor.  


Are there weekend pass options?

To purchase an adult weekend festival pass, it will be $75. For a student or senior citizen (62+ years old)  weekend pass, it will be $55. An awesome perk for the SDFF weekend pass holders is the opportunity to attend the Friday Opening Night Reception without any additional charges!


How much is an individual film program screening ticket?

For adults, an individual ticket will be $11 per person plus a Stranger Ticketing service fee. For students and senior citizens, an individual ticket will be $8 plus service fee. To be eligible as a senior citizen, you must be 62 years old or older. 


Did you know that the Seattle Deaf Film Festival will have two receptions this weekend?

On Friday, there will be an Opening Night Reception with a nautical theme, fun photos by Valdies Czikan with fun props, and it will be only $10 each person to benefit Deaf Spotlight's ongoing programs. Free appetizers and non-alcoholic drinks will be offered at the reception. Alcoholic drink tickets will be available at the door for additional charges. The signing bartender, Lacey Pierce, will be there, too, to serve and mix awesome drinks. We encourage you to dress up in nautical-inspired clothing. There is no charge for all weekend pass holders to attend the Opening Night Reception. 


Sunday's Closing Night Gathering is sponsored by Abused Deaf Women's Advocacy Services (ADWAS) to conclude the festival and is free to public. 


Is there a group discount?

We do not offer a group discount this time.


How long will a film screening lasts?

Each program will last around one hour and half.


Will there be any Q and A sessions with the filmmakers?

Yes, there will be two panels of directors who will explain their craft and answer questions from the audience. Be sure to purchase tickets for the Documentaries Program (2-4 pm) with four filmmakers and SDFF After Dark

(7-9 pm) with two filmmakers. Katie Roberts will lead both dialogues between the directors and audiences.



I am DeafBlind, and I would like to attend.

Please send in your DB interpreting requests to BY MARCH 15, 2014.



Where can I park my vehicle?


a) ​We always encourage you to use the environment-friendly options: public transportation and carpooling.


b) Metered street and parking lot are available until 8 PM throughout the neighborhood. After 8 PM, lots may close or become free. These lots are not associated with Deaf Spotlight and have varying rates and hours please check for all associated costs or rules for these locations.


Parking spots/garages near Northwest Film Forum:


1300 E Madison St


After 6 PM $8.00 (10 hours max)

Saturday/Sunday/Holiday: $8.00 (10 hours max)

Cash only


1300 Summit Ave


½ hour: $3.00

1 hour: $6.00

2 hours: $9.00

10 hours: $11.00

Early Bird: $11.00

Evenings after 5 PM: $3.00 (10 hours max)

Saturday/Sunday/Holidays: $3.00 (10 hours max)

Cash Only


400 E Pike St


2 hours: $7.00

All day 10 hours max: $10.00

Early Bird in by 10 AM (12 hours max): $11.50

Evenings after 3 PM (10 hours max): $7.00

Saturday (10 hours max): $7.00

Cash Only


Are there restaurants nearby?

There are several wonderful restaurants within 5 blocks walk from Northwest Film Forum.  YELP is a great resource for you to look up.  Those restaurants are not associated with Deaf Spotlight at all. 


Momiji – Japanese/Sushi      $

1522 12th Ave


Quinn’s – American Pub     $  

1001 E Pike St


Rancho Bravo Tacos – Mexican  $

1001 E Pine St


Skillet Diner – Breakfast/Brunch/American   $ 

1400 E Union St


Poquitos – Mexican   $

1000 E Pike St


Lost Lake Café and Lounge – Breakfast & Diner    $

1505 10th Ave


Oddfellows Café & Bar – American/Café    $

1525 10th Ave


Pike Street Fish Fry – Seafood/fish & chips   $

925 E Pike St


Café Pettirosso – Coffee & Tea/Sandwiches/Beer & Wine   $

1101 E Pike St


Panaera Bread – Sandwiches/Salad/Soup   $

1620 Broadway


Po Dog Hot Dogs – Hot Dogs   $

1009 E Union St


Is food and drinks available at the movie theatre?

Yes, you can purchase snacks and drinks from the NWFF concession stand. In turn, we ask you to help cleaning the theater afterwards for the next film screening.


Which lodging should I reserve during my stay?

We encourage you to reserve your lodgings now.   We are not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with any lodgings below. Here are great options accessible by walking distance and public transportation: 




Silver Cloud Hotel  (Capitol Hill)


Marriott- Renaissance Seattle Hotel (Downtown)


Red Lion Hotel (Downtown)


Hyatt Olive 8  (Downtown)


Holiday Inn   (South Lake Union)


Quality Inn (South Lake Union)


Marriott - SpringHill Suites  (South Lake Union)


Is there any merchandise available for purchase?

Posters, and limited edition t-shirts will be available for purchase.


I am not fluent in American Sign Language. Will I be able to attend?

Yes! All films will be subtitled in English regardless of spoken or signed dialogue. Panel and receptions will also have voice interpreters present should you feel overwhelmed.


What if I have a question that is not covered in FAQ?

Email and we will get back to you.


I would like to share my feedback, who should I contact? 

We always strive to do our best at every event! Please do share your thoughts with us by emailing us at


Have questions about ticket sales? 

Email the Ticketing Manager at