Show Me Consent Film Festival

Show Me Consent Film Festival The Consent Academy presents “Show Me Consent,” a film festival that promotes consent culture. Amateur and professional filmmakers alike are invited to create a short film of up to five minutes that highlights positive consensual interactions.

11/14/2019

Congratulations to the filmmakers who won awards on Sunday night! Thank you to our judges, and our enthusiastic audience. Stay tuned for prize information for next year!

Funniest, $500 prize: Yesferatu, directed by Natalie Holt
Best Narrative, $500 prize: Weasel, directed by Tyler Roberts
Most Inspiring, $500 prize: A New Friend, directed by Malissia Woodall
Audience Choice, $1,500 prize: Dungeons, Dragons, and Consent, directed by Emily Black
Best in Show, $2,000 prize: Dungeons, Dragons, and Consent, directed by Emily Black

11/14/2019

Thank you so much to everyone who came out on Sunday for our inaugural festival! It was wonderful to have so many of the filmmakers there to take part in a discussion afterwards and to represent their work, and it was great to see the interest the community had in opening this dialogue about consent in film.

The filmmakers impressed us with their creative approaches to the topic, making the program rich with a variety of genres, stories, and styles. We look forward to curating another program of original shorts for next year!

If you're interested in seeing the festival grow, please leave a positive review and share the page. We plan to come back bigger and better for next year, and this would help us do that by reaching more people. Once again, thank you!

Meet our 5th and final judge, Megan Brotherton!Writer-director-actress Megan Brotherton began directing while earning he...
11/09/2019

Meet our 5th and final judge, Megan Brotherton!

Writer-director-actress Megan Brotherton began directing while earning her MFA at the ART at Harvard University/Moscow Art Theatre. Her shorts Everybody Does It and Buttercup have earned awards and rave reviews, and Buttercup toured internationally as one of nine films selected to be a part of LUNAFest's program last year. In addition, she's directed a web series, a pilot, and several Funny or Die Originals as well as branded content.

We are proud to have Cuddle: the series, a Seattle-produced web series, as a part of our non-competition program! It wil...
11/08/2019

We are proud to have Cuddle: the series, a Seattle-produced web series, as a part of our non-competition program! It will screen alongside other shorts that have already been released that show consent in a narrative story or address the topic of consent directly.

We will be screening episode 2, "Free Hugs."
Written by Adeline Colangelo, directed by John Helde, and produced by Constanze Villines. Starring Hope Shanthi.

Many thanks to Elliott Bay Book Company for donating three books to our raffle! So now we have books, pizza, and film ge...
11/08/2019

Many thanks to Elliott Bay Book Company for donating three books to our raffle!
So now we have books, pizza, and film gear up for grabs, as well as a wonderful program of short films. Are you excited for Sunday yet?

11/07/2019
2019 Show Me Consent! Film Festival Trailer

Here's an exclusive first look at some of the original short films made for our inaugural festival, premiering this Sunday. Check it out! And don't forget to get tickets before it's too late - link in comments 👍🏼

Official Selection: YESFERATUEven the oldest of us know it's time for a change, thanks to the Me Too movement.Written an...
11/06/2019

Official Selection:
YESFERATU
Even the oldest of us know it's time for a change, thanks to the Me Too movement.
Written and directed by Natalie Holt. Produced by Alyssa Yeoman. Starring Genevieve Ferrari, Chris Mejia, Evelyn Jensen, Monisa Brown, Branson Belchie III, Alex Masuoka, and Hana Tadesse.

Official Selection:THE COMPANIONIn the near future, genetic modification chips were introduced in order to re-write gene...
11/06/2019

Official Selection:
THE COMPANION
In the near future, genetic modification chips were introduced in order to re-write genetic code and upgrade physical beauty. Class status is now determined by such beauty. For those who cannot afford gene modification there is another path to status:
The Companion Program.
Written and produced by Alicia Tembreull. Directed by John Tembreull. Starring Alicia Tembreull, Justine Rose-Stillwell, John Tembreull, and Meredith Binder.

Original short films in competition
11/06/2019

Original short films in competition

Original short films in competition

Official Selection:CLOSUREStacey begrudgingly visits her ex boyfriend for the last time. Written and directed by Daniel ...
11/06/2019

Official Selection:
CLOSURE
Stacey begrudgingly visits her ex boyfriend for the last time. Written and directed by Daniel Chang. Produced by Daniel Chang, Zoe Omega, and Vince Fesalbon. Starring Daniel Chang and Michelle Koops.

Official Selection: WEASEL Two girls stand up to a man who is "air groping" them at a bar.Written, directed, and produce...
11/06/2019

Official Selection:
WEASEL
Two girls stand up to a man who is "air groping" them at a bar.
Written, directed, and produced by Tyler Roberts. Starring Kimi Rutledge and Bethany Buer.

Check back here for the official program and trailer - coming soon! In the meantime, get your tickets here:https://www.s...
11/05/2019
Show Me Consent! Tickets | Broadway Performance Hall | Seattle, WA | Sun, Nov 10 from 3pm - 5pm | Stranger Tickets

Check back here for the official program and trailer - coming soon! In the meantime, get your tickets here:

https://www.strangertickets.com/events/98748699/show-me-consent

The Consent Academy presents “Show Me Consent,” a film festival highlighting consent education and consensual interactions. Our goal is to change the hearts and minds of people across a wide spectrum through showing consent. By encouraging diverse representation in these films and h

Meet the judges - round 4!Please welcome the director of the Consent Academy, Sar Surmick.Sar brought the Consent Academ...
11/03/2019

Meet the judges - round 4!

Please welcome the director of the Consent Academy, Sar Surmick.
Sar brought the Consent Academy together in 2016 as a way to advance consent education in Seattle and across the world. With over 20 years of education experience and a strong belief that consent creates a backbone for safe and productive interactions, Sar has worked with the Pan Eros Foundation (formally the FSPC), NCSF, Camp Ten Trees, and a variety of other organizations to promote and educate about consent. When not directing the Academy, Sar works as a Marriage & Family Therapist specializing in Identity, a Sex-positive Educator, and a writer.

Happy Halloween!Tomorrow (at 11:59pm) is the deadline to submit -Give yourself the best chance of getting accepted by fo...
11/01/2019
The do’s and don’ts for submitting your film to festivals

Happy Halloween!
Tomorrow (at 11:59pm) is the deadline to submit -
Give yourself the best chance of getting accepted by following the very good advice in this article:

https://www.custostech.com/blogchain/the-dos-and-donts-for-submitting-your-film-to-festivals/

Our website: http://www.consent.academy/consent-film-festival.html

Here are some of the fine print to look out for to increase your chances of being accepted when the next round of festival submissions opens up.

Join us on November 10th for the debut of the Show Me Consent Film Festival! We have drama, comedy, a bit of sci-fi, and...
10/31/2019

Join us on November 10th for the debut of the Show Me Consent Film Festival!
We have drama, comedy, a bit of sci-fi, and a great raffle for the audience - don’t miss out!

Tickets: https://www.strangertickets.com/events/98748699/show-me-consent

Thank you Northwest Camera Co - Rentals and Ian's Pizza on the Hill for your donations to our raffle!

Meet the judges, round 3! We're excited to announce that Siri Southwick-Young has graced us with her presence on the fes...
10/31/2019

Meet the judges, round 3! We're excited to announce that Siri Southwick-Young has graced us with her presence on the festival roster!

As a huge fan of both cinema & consent, Siri Southwick-Young enthusiastically consented to being a judge for the first ever Show Me Consent! Film Festival. A freelance filmmaker & feminist, she believes shining a spotlight on this issue will help effect change in the film industry & the world. Her first on-set experience was with Megan Griffiths’ Sadie, where the motto was “This machine builds empathy”—a nod to Woody Guthrie & a sentiment that perfectly illustrates what drew Siri to a career in film. On the feature Prospect & most recently the Adult Swim series Three Busy Debras she worked in the accounting office. Siri especially shines in the art department & has lent her vision to a variety of genre-spanning short films as production designer, art director & set decorator.

Her acting debut in It Came From The Sea premiered at The Nightmare Emporium in 2018, a challenging & exciting experience. In 2020 she is looking forward to writing & directing a short of her own. She lives in Seattle with her husband & dog. Bette Davis is her birthday twin & she refuses to ever speak to that *other* Siri.

10/28/2019
Meet the judges! Next up: please welcome the phenomenal Kelsi Umeko!Kelsi Umeko is a Japanese American filmmaker, actres...
10/28/2019

Meet the judges! Next up: please welcome the phenomenal Kelsi Umeko!

Kelsi Umeko is a Japanese American filmmaker, actress, and writer based in Seattle, WA. She recently received distribution for her feature film Sacren, which she wrote, produced, and starred in. Kelsi just wrapped another short film which she wrote, produced, and starred in, titled Flight Mode. Kelsi has been in numerous TV shows, some of which include: TNT's The Librarians, Adult Swim's Three Busy Debras, and Crypt TV's The Look-See. She has been a series regular for the past three years for REI’s Trailheads series. She was also a series regular for Disney Babble's Midnight Moms. Kelsi enjoys writing, producing, and acting. She recently moved from Los Angeles back to her hometown of Seattle. She loves being back in the PNW and bringing more films to Washington.

You can follow her at: https://www.instagram.com/kelsiumeko

The raffle at the festival includes a fantastic prize from www.nw-camera.com: $100 in rental to the lucky winner! Seattl...
10/24/2019
Northwest Camera Co.

The raffle at the festival includes a fantastic prize from www.nw-camera.com: $100 in rental to the lucky winner! Seattle filmmakers, get ready to make your next film with some sweet gear 🎥

Thank you to Northwest Camera Co. for sponsoring us!

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Meet the judges! Please welcome Paige Henderson, an all-around fabulous filmmaker.Paige graduated with a Bachelor of Art...
10/23/2019

Meet the judges!

Please welcome Paige Henderson, an all-around fabulous filmmaker.

Paige graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature: Cinema Studies from the University of Washington. Amongst various film production jobs, she spent a year traveling the world.

Upon her return to the U.S. she set her focus on acting, where she starred in feature film “Vellai Pookal,” as well as directed and produced her short “To Build a Forest.”

After moving to Los Angeles, she has frequented short film sets as actress, producer, director and art department. Paige co-founded Svelte Dog Productions, where she wrote and produced the award-winning comedic webseries Dead Friends. She is also a member of the improv team Fly Pelican and the musical improv team State of Reverie.
Check out Paige’s webseries and other film projects:
www.heyitspaige.com
www.deadfriendswebseries.com

Here it is! One of our prize categories is Best Micro-Short, so here is a challenge as we get closer to the deadline (tw...
10/18/2019

Here it is! One of our prize categories is Best Micro-Short, so here is a challenge as we get closer to the deadline (two weeks!) We proudly present the One-Minute Movie Challenge!

The idea is to work with what you have, and to have fun making something quickly, like with the Seattle 48 Hour Film Project.

Rules:
-Between 50 seconds and a minute (including credits and Consent Academy logo)

-Portrays at least one positive consensual interaction

Prompts (choose 1)
1. Meeting a biological relative for the first time
2. Running into a childhood friend
3. Include the sentence, “Where’d you get those chocolates?”

Any submission that follows all the rules (found at http://www.consent.academy/consent-film-festival.html) will be considered for this year’s festival, with a chance of winning $500 for best micro short! All films are also eligible for Best in Show ($2,000) and Audience Choice ($1,500).
The prompts are suggestions - any film on a different subject that follows the rules will be considered.

Submit:
https://filmfreeway.com/ShowMeConsent

Looking to support this new festival, but don’t have a film to submit? Check out our Indiegogo campaign! Choose which pe...
10/10/2019
Show Me Consent! Film Festival

Looking to support this new festival, but don’t have a film to submit?
Check out our Indiegogo campaign!
Choose which perk you want, and see what the funds are used for.

Any amount is welcome! You can also share this with your friends to help grow our audience ❤️
Thank you for your continued support in promoting consent culture through film 🌟

https://igg.me/at/EMytL42wF2k/x/22188451#/

Consent Academy presents “Show Me Consent:” a contest highlighting consent education through film. | Check out 'Show Me Consent! Film Festival' on Indiegogo.

Waiting for more writing inspiration? Wait no more! Remember - we’re looking for stories that highlight positive consens...
10/08/2019

Waiting for more writing inspiration?
Wait no more!
Remember - we’re looking for stories that highlight positive consensual interactions. If you want to enter the festival, make sure that what you write follows these guidelines:

http://www.consent.academy/consent-film-festival.html

09/28/2019
Martin Scorsese - The Art of Silence

Every Frame a Painting is a great channel full of insightful video essays about filmmaking. This one is about how powerful silence can be, when used artfully.

Check it out!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUrTRjEXjSM

Even though Martin Scorsese is famous for his use of music, one of his best traits is his deliberate and powerful use of silence. Take a glimpse at fifty yea...

Ready, set, write!Be sure to share this page and spread the word to make our first year a success! Final deadline: Novem...
09/22/2019

Ready, set, write!

Be sure to share this page and spread the word to make our first year a success!

Final deadline: November 1st

✨Want to participate in the festival, but not sure how to begin? Here’s a writing prompt to help spark inspiration✨
09/20/2019

✨Want to participate in the festival, but not sure how to begin? Here’s a writing prompt to help spark inspiration✨

09/17/2019
Consent Academy

To find out more about the Consent Academy's work, check out their upcoming book, The Consent Primer: Foundations for Everyday Life.

The Academy is hosting a book release celebration on Friday, September 20th from 7pm until 10pm at Gallery Erato - all are welcome!

When you hear someone say “No” or set a boundary, there are things you can do to make the situation more consensual.
It’s more simple than you might think.
The best answer to someone saying “No” is, “Thanks. I appreciate you being honest with me!” ☺
It’s important to remember that someone saying “No” is not about you.
It’s about them figuring out what they want/don’t want and communicating that.
People set boundaries for hundreds of different reasons. It’s about creating safety and increasing communication.

- The Consent Primer -
📕 consent.academy/book

Show Me Consent Film Festival's cover photo
09/15/2019

Show Me Consent Film Festival's cover photo

The Show Me Consent! Film Festival is part of the Consent Academy’s mission to build consent culture in communities, org...
09/14/2019

The Show Me Consent! Film Festival is part of the Consent Academy’s mission to build consent culture in communities, organizations, schools, and at home. By highlighting visual interaction we hope to bring more awareness to this topical issue.

Our opening date for accepting submissions is coming up soon: September 16th. Check out our prizes and other details on our FilmFreeway page:

https://filmfreeway.com/ShowMeConsent

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The Consent Academy is proud to present its first-ever film festival, “Show Me Consent.” Amateur and professional filmmakers alike are invited to create a short film highlighting consensual interactions. The inaugural screening will be held at the Broadway Performance Hall in Seattle at 3pm on November 10th, 2019, featuring $6,000 in cash prizes, with $2,000 awarded to “Best in Show.”

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If you weren't able to make it to the showing, check out our Best in Show and Audience Choice Award winner from the Show Me Consent Film Festival.
Good morning! Will there be tix available at the door? Thanks for putting this very important event on!