Live events from the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. Our #HistoryFilmForum takes place March 9-12, 2017. The History Film Forum is the premier film festival focused on history in the United States. A four-day exploration of history on the screen, the Forum brings together experts and audiences to examine the state of both narrative and documentary history film as vehicles for teaching and interpreting history. A collaboration of the Smithsonian Institution and the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Forum is unique in its connection of audiences, historians, filmmakers, journalists, and policy leaders at our National Museum.