Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. Since its founding in Seattle in 1995, NWFF has evolved from a filmmaker’s collective into a robust multimedia hub and community space.
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Founded in 1995 by filmmakers Jamie Hook and Deborah Girdwood, the Film Forum now operates the region's first and only non-profit center for the film arts. The Film Forum's programming embraces film production as well as film exhibition, with two cinemas, film production and post-production facilities and equipment, educational workshop space, filmmaker offices, a film vault containing over 1,000 titles and a filmmaking library in our space at 1515 12th Ave. Over 1100 members strong, the Film Forum aides 250 filmmakers in the production of nearly 80 films, and offers more than 60 workshops annually. Our innovative Start-to-Finish grant program partners with a local artist to produce a feature length film, using both for and non-profit funding, a model unique in the non-profit world. The most recent film, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Our cinemas showcase the best in American and international cinema, as well as unique live multimedia performances. Past highlights include a 27 film retrospective of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu that included ten commissions for live musical scores; over a decade of the Local Sightings Film Festival, celebrating achievements in filmmaking from the Northwest; an annual Children's Film Festival Seattle with movies from over 80 countries; a screening and discussion of the making of Rebel Without a Cause with screenwriter Stewart Stern; and the strongest music film programming in the nation. In our new 8,000 square foot facility are housed: * A 120-seat 35mm Dolby-equipped cinema and mainstage live theater * A 48-seat 35mm Dolby-equipped cinema and theater * Dedicated workshop space/ filmmaker lounge with free WiFi * Two film and video post-production suites * A dedicated animation studio * Production gear rentals * A vault, housing our 1,000 title film archive

Founded in 1995 by filmmakers Jamie Hook and Deborah Girdwood, the Film Forum now operates the region's first and only non-profit center for the film arts. The Film Forum's programming embraces film production as well as film exhibition, with two cinemas, film production and post-production facilities and equipment, educational workshop space, filmmaker offices, a film vault containing over 1,000 titles and a filmmaking library in our space at 1515 12th Ave. Over 1100 members strong, the Film Forum aides 250 filmmakers in the production of nearly 80 films, and offers more than 60 workshops annually. Our innovative Start-to-Finish grant program partners with a local artist to produce a feature length film, using both for and non-profit funding, a model unique in the non-profit world. The most recent film, The Immaculate Conception of Little Dizzle, premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Our cinemas showcase the best in American and international cinema, as well as unique live multimedia performances. Past highlights include a 27 film retrospective of Japanese filmmaker Yasujiro Ozu that included ten commissions for live musical scores; over a decade of the Local Sightings Film Festival, celebrating achievements in filmmaking from the Northwest; an annual Children's Film Festival Seattle with movies from over 80 countries; a screening and discussion of the making of Rebel Without a Cause with screenwriter Stewart Stern; and the strongest music film programming in the nation. In our new 8,000 square foot facility are housed: * A 120-seat 35mm Dolby-equipped cinema and mainstage live theater * A 48-seat 35mm Dolby-equipped cinema and theater * Dedicated workshop space/ filmmaker lounge with free WiFi * Two film and video post-production suites * A dedicated animation studio * Production gear rentals * A vault, housing our 1,000 title film archive

Mission: Northwest Film Forum incites public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. 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.

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FYI: Our Zoom-based BIPOC Filmmaker Happy Hour has moved from Tuesdays at 4–5pm ONE HOUR LATER, to 5–6pm! Haven't regist...
07/20/2020
BIPOC Filmmaker Happy Hour [Online] - Northwest Film Forum

FYI: Our Zoom-based BIPOC Filmmaker Happy Hour has moved from Tuesdays at 4–5pm ONE HOUR LATER, to 5–6pm! Haven't registered yet? Follow the link, join the community 🤝

BIPOC folks in the filmmaking game: drop by a new weekly virtual Happy hour! We want to hold space for BIPOC joy and connection.

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE documentary through the end of the month: ⠀Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lew...
07/20/2020
John Lewis: Good Trouble [Online] - Northwest Film Forum

JOHN LEWIS: GOOD TROUBLE documentary through the end of the month: ⠀

Using interviews and rare archival footage, John Lewis: Good Trouble chronicles Lewis’ 60-plus years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, gun control, health-care reform and immigration. Using present-day interviews with Lewis, now 80 years old, Porter explores his childhood experiences, his inspiring family and his fateful meeting with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1957. In addition to her interviews with Lewis and his family, Porter’s primarily cinéma verité film also includes interviews with political leaders, Congressional colleagues, and other people who figure prominently in his life.⠀

*** Immediately following the feature, there will be a pre-recorded discussion between Representative Lewis and Oprah Winfrey, filmed last month and being made available exclusively for virtual cinema and in-theater engagements of the film. This is a wide-ranging, informal, 16-minute conversation that’s a perfect follow-up to the documentary, and could not be more relevant. ***

The film explores D-GA representative John Lewis's 60+ years of social activism and legislative action on civil rights, voting rights, and immigration.

In the new John Lewis: Good Trouble documentary, now screening online at bit.ly/goodtroublenw -- the late John Lewis say...
07/19/2020
John Lewis: Good Trouble Documentary Interview w/ Executive Producer Erika Alexander - REDEFINE magazine

In the new John Lewis: Good Trouble documentary, now screening online at bit.ly/goodtroublenw -- the late John Lewis says, "My greatest fear is that one day we may wake up and our democracy is gone. We cannot afford to let that happen. As long as I have breath in my body, I will do what I can.” – John Lewis

The documentary is screening now at bit.ly/goodtroublenw

This new documentary Interview with Executive Producer Erika Alexander via REDEFINE can be read at - http://bit.ly/redefinevoting

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EXCERPT:

John Lewis gets stopped in airports. A lot. In John Lewis: Good Trouble (2020), a new documentary by director Dawn Porter, there’s a scene where we follow Lewis through an airport terminal as strangers approach him to call him a hero and an inspiration. His son says, with a rueful laugh, that it gets “tedious.” But Good Trouble, a moving portrayal of the civil rights icon, shows just how well-deserved this adulation is.

As one of the film’s executive producers, Erika Alexander, explains to me during a July 2020 phone interview, “I’m glad that he gets a hero introduction, like Thor would in a Marvel movie. He deserves it. These are the heroes in real life.”

John Lewis gets stopped in airports. A lot. In John Lewis: Good Trouble, a new documentary by director Dawn Porter, there’s a scene where we follow Lewis through an airport terminal as strangers approach him to call him a hero and an inspiration. His son says, with a rueful laugh, that it gets "te...

Today, we honor civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis, who passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer...
07/19/2020
John Lewis on Love, Forgiveness, and the Seedbed of Personal Strength

Today, we honor civil rights leader and Georgia congressman John Lewis, who passed away yesterday from pancreatic cancer. Much of the work he did laid the groundwork for today's civil rights movement. Let us be reminded of his impact and sacrifices as we move forward and continue to fight for justice.

John Lewis was passionate about many things, including voting rights. Please do not forget to vote in the August 4 Primary Elections. You can register to vote at https://olvr.votewa.gov/

For those who wish to learn more about his life, passions, and lasting influence, we are currently screening the documentary John Lewis: Good Trouble. Please watch and learn more: bit.ly/goodtroublenw

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EXCERPT FROM Brain Pickings:

Among those rare, miraculous few was John Lewis (February 21, 1940–July 17, 2020), who began his life by preaching to the chickens at his parents’ farm in southern Alabama and went on to teach a nation, a world how to step into that rare courage, that countercultural act of resistance in refusing to stop loving this broken, beautiful world. In every fiber of his being, he upheld that stubborn, splendid refusal as the crucible of justice, of progress, of all that is harmonious and human in us.

If Lewis’s legacy is to be summed up in a succinct way, if his immense and enduring gift to the generations is to be bowed with a single ribbon, it would be these passages from his 2012 memoir Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change (public library):

"Our actions entrench the power of the light on this planet. Every positive thought we pass between us makes room for more light. And if we do more than think, then our actions clear the path for even more light. That is why forgiveness and compassion must become more important principles in public life...

"Anchor the eternity of love in your own soul and embed this planet with goodness. Lean toward the whispers of your own heart, discover the universal truth, and follow its dictates. Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge. Release all bitterness. Hold only love, only peace in your heart, knowing that the battle of good to overcome evil is already won. Choose confrontation wisely, but when it is your time don’t be afraid to stand up, speak up, and speak out against injustice. And if you follow your truth down the road to peace and the affirmation of love, if you shine like a beacon for all to see, then the poetry of all the great dreamers and philosophers is yours to manifest in a nation, a world community, and a Beloved Community that is finally at peace with itself."

READ ON: https://www.brainpickings.org/2020/07/18/john-lewis-love-light-forgiveness/

“Anchor the eternity of love in your own soul… Lean toward the whispers of your own heart… Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge… But w…

ALL I CAN SAY - Blind Melon documentary about Shannon Hoon goes runs until July 31! Tickets and info: ⠀⠀.⠀⠀Shannon Hoon,...
07/17/2020
All I Can Say [Online] - Northwest Film Forum

ALL I CAN SAY - Blind Melon documentary about Shannon Hoon goes runs until July 31! Tickets and info: ⠀⠀
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Shannon Hoon, lead singer of the rock band Blind Melon, filmed himself from 1990–95 with a Hi8 video camera, recording up until a few hours before his sudden death at the age of 28. His camera was a diary and his closest confidant. In the hundreds of hours of footage, Hoon meticulously documented his life – his family, his creative process, his television, his band’s rise to fame and his struggle with addiction. He filmed his daughter’s birth, and archived the politics and culture of the ’90s, an era right before the internet changed the world. Created with his own footage, voice and music, this intimate autobiography is a prescient exploration of experience and memory in the age of video. It is also Shannon Hoon’s last work, completed 23 years after his death.

Shannon Hoon, Blind Melon's lead singer, filmed himself from 1990–95 with a Hi8 camcorder, right up until a few hours before his sudden death at age 28.

This month's joy comes in the form of SKATE KITCHEN, starring Jaden Smith! In the first narrative feature from The Wolfp...
07/16/2020
Skate Kitchen [Online] - Northwest Film Forum

This month's joy comes in the form of SKATE KITCHEN, starring Jaden Smith! In the first narrative feature from The Wolfpack director Crystal Moselle, Camille, an introverted teenage skateboarder (newcomer Rachelle Vinberg) from Long Island, meets and befriends an all-girl, New York City-based skateboarding crew called Skate Kitchen. She falls in with the in-crowd, has a falling-out with her mother, and falls for a mysterious skateboarder guy (Jaden Smith), but a relationship with him proves to be trickier to navigate than a kickflip. DETAILS & TICKETS:

Writer/director Crystal Moselle immersed herself in the lives of the skater girls who bring this film to life, working closely with them to create the film’s authenticity, which combines poetic, atmospheric filmmaking and hypnotic skating sequences. Skate Kitchen precisely captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and tells a story of a girl who learns the importance of camaraderie and self-discovery.

A tale of young love in NYC that captures the experience of women in male-dominated spaces and the importance of femme camaraderie and self-discovery.

A superabundance of NEW STUFF! The beloved Sundance short film program is screening online this year, and NWFF is lookin...
07/15/2020

A superabundance of NEW STUFF! The beloved Sundance short film program is screening online this year, and NWFF is looking forward to hosting. The Forum, North Bend Film Fest, and Emmett Montgomery are putting on a new storytelling livestream series that starts July 30. The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway's Virtual Arts Series will continue July 23–26 with Ian Horvath's final dance piece. https://mailchi.mp/nwfilmforum/on-the-marquee-7-15-2020

Today is the LAST DAY to submit to LOCAL SIGHTINGS 2020! Filmmakers' reputation for procrastination is well-earned, so a...
07/15/2020
Local Sightings Film Festival - Pacific Northwest

Today is the LAST DAY to submit to LOCAL SIGHTINGS 2020! Filmmakers' reputation for procrastination is well-earned, so although we've seen some amazing stuff already, we're expecting a tidal wave of titles tonight. If you're a media-maker from the Pacific Northwest (WA, OR, AK, ID, MT, British Columbia, or the Yukon Territories... full eligibility info on Film Freeway), we want to see what you're making!

https://filmfreeway.com/LocalSightingsFilmFestival

Dance videos in 360º? Animation made out of compost? Music videos shot on a Fisher Price PixelVision? It's been a long time since we had a straight-up feature-length melodrama, or a film starring an animal – bring it on, you wild PNW film folks!

Side note for anyone poring over eligibility FAQs for other fests: if you are selected, your film will screen as part of an online showcase. Local Sightings will be on the web this year 📹🤖📡

NOTE: A limited number of waiver codes are available to those from communities that have historically lacked access or equitable representation in media. Please contact [email protected] for details.

** COVID-19 UPDATE: As the state of film exhibition and physical gathering remains uncertain during the pandemic, Local Sightings Film Festival will take pl...

Catch the CUNNINGHAM documentary before it ends on July 19! Cunningham traces Merce Cunningham’s artistic evolution over...
07/15/2020
Cunningham [Online] - Northwest Film Forum

Catch the CUNNINGHAM documentary before it ends on July 19! Cunningham traces Merce Cunningham’s artistic evolution over three decades of risk and discovery (1944–1972), from his early years as a struggling dancer in postwar New York to his emergence as one of the world’s most visionary choreographers. The film weaves together Merce’s philosophies and stories, creating a visceral journey into his innovative work. A breathtaking explosion of dance, music, and never-before-seen archival material, Cunningham is a timely tribute to one of the world’s greatest modern dance artists. TICKETS:

A stunning profile of dance icon Merce Cunningham through recreations of his landmark works and archival footage of Cunningham, John Cage, and Rauschenberg.

Lynn Shelton, inspired by Claire Denis's visit to the Forum where Denis shared that she didn't make her first feature 't...
07/14/2020
Filmmaking Grant Honors Lynn Shelton With Aid for Older Directors

Lynn Shelton, inspired by Claire Denis's visit to the Forum where Denis shared that she didn't make her first feature 'til age 40, took the creative reins to direct We Go Way Back at age 39. The annual "Of a Certain Age" grant is being founded in her memory, allotting $25,000 for a US-based woman or non-binary filmmaker, age 39+, who has yet to direct a narrative feature.

Every time this grant has come up in our past several weeks of Zoom meetings, it has been a ray of light and excitement. Lynn continues to inspire new work, and her commitment to supporting other under-represented artists in the film industry stays with us every day. This grant expresses that commitment beautifully.

(Before you ask – this grant opportunity is not an open application! Read through the article to learn who's going to be on the advisory committee that will select the filmmaker each year.)

A grant fund has been set up in honor of the late "Humpday" filmmaker Lynn Shelton that will provide a $25,000 unrestricted cash grant to older directors.

To honor the legacy of beloved filmmaker Lynn Shelton, Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, alongside Duplass Brothers Produc...
07/14/2020

To honor the legacy of beloved filmmaker Lynn Shelton, Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, alongside Duplass Brothers Productions, are launching the Lynn Shelton “Of a Certain Age” Grant. The $25,000 unrestricted cash grant will be awarded each year to a US-based woman or non-binary filmmaker, age 39 or older, who has yet to direct a narrative feature. DETAILS: bit.ly/certainagegrant

NOMINATION & ELIGIBILITY FAQ: http://bit.ly/certainagedetails

Thank you to Duplass Brothers Productions, Megan Griffiths, Eliza Shelden, Tracy Rector, Elie Goral & COLOR, Nesib CB Shamah, Jennessa and Rob West, Joshua Leonard & Alison Pill, Marc Maron, Michaela Watkins & Fred Kramer, and Chris & Philip Wohlstetter for your generosity in funding this grant. ❤️

We already have a great selection for LOCAL SIGHTINGS 2020 -- and we're still taking submissions through July 15 for our...
07/13/2020
Local Sightings Film Festival - Pacific Northwest

We already have a great selection for LOCAL SIGHTINGS 2020 -- and we're still taking submissions through July 15 for our Pacific Northwest festival for film and mediamakers spanning from Oregon all the way to Montana and into the middle of Canada! Please consider submitting your work.

Northwest Film Forum’s annual Local Sightings Film Festival showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Featuring a competitive selection of curated shorts, feature film programs, 360 video and VR180 projects, Local Sightings 2020 invites regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
All types of moving image media are eligible; projects must be finished within 18 months from start date of the festival, and the filmmaker(s) must live in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or the Yukon Territories) or have had the majority of their production (over 50%) based in these states. Local Sightings does not require festival premiere status, though it is encouraged.

NOTE: A limited number of waiver codes are available to those from communities that have historically lacked access or equitable representation in media. Please contact [email protected] for details.

https://filmfreeway.com/LocalSightingsFilmFestival

** COVID-19 UPDATE: As the state of film exhibition and physical gathering remains uncertain during the pandemic, Local Sightings Film Festival will take pl...

Conversation with two documentary filmmakers we love -- around a very important topic of our times: INCARCERATION and PR...
07/11/2020

Conversation with two documentary filmmakers we love -- around a very important topic of our times: INCARCERATION and PRISON REFORM.

Save the date now for the panel discussion on July 23rd with Dr. Gilda Sheppard and Elliat Graney-Saucke about long-term documentaries, focused on communities impacted by incarceration in Washington state. #SeattleDocumentary https://www.facebook.com/events/712275459570721/

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly [Online] - Human rights become profoundly personal when Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist, tr...
07/10/2020
Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly [Online] - Northwest Film Forum

Ai Weiwei: Yours Truly [Online] - Human rights become profoundly personal when Ai Weiwei, China’s most famous artist, transforms Alcatraz Island prison into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art focused on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated. At the core of the installation, called @Large, were portraits of prisoners of conscience coupled with the opportunity to write letters of solidarity to the imprisoned. READ: https://bit.ly/aiweiweiyours

In her impassioned and powerful film, director Cheryl Haines captures this monumental exhibition from conception to fruition, and as well visits current and former prisoners, including American whistleblower Chelsea Manning, to learn how these letters were vital to their survival.

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei transforms Alcatraz into an astonishing expression of socially-engaged art that focuses on the plight of the unjustly incarcerated.

For those who may not know: in the early days of CHOP / CHAZ, Film Forum was located inside its boundaries — at what was...
07/10/2020

For those who may not know: in the early days of CHOP / CHAZ, Film Forum was located inside its boundaries — at what was arguably the most contentious entrance, due to its proximity to the police station on 12th Ave. That has resulted in some strange imagery and press on occasion.

Seen here is an article in the Independent in the UK: “I was arrested, jailed and assaulted by a guard. My ‘crime’? Being a journalist in Trump’s America” — https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/journalist-arrest-seattle-chaz-protest-police-prison-black-lives-matter-a9606846.html

An emotionally conflicting sight as police stand in front of this beautiful Indigiqueer mural by Hailey Tayathy and company! Thanks Raven Two Feathers and Jesse Guecha!

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1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA
98122

GETTING TO NORTHWEST FILM FORUM Our cinemas are located at 1515 12th Ave in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle, on 12th Avenue between Pike & Pine Street. Directions From I-5 South Take exit 165B for Union St. Turn right at 7th Ave. Turn right at 7th Ave. Turn right at 7th Ave. Northwest Film Forum will be on your left. From I-5 North Take exit 166 for Olive Way. From the ramp, take a slight right onto Olive Way. Turn right at Melrose Ave. Turn left at E Pike St. Turn left at 12th Ave. Northwest Film Forum will be on your left. By Bus NWFF is located within 1/2 mile of the #2, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 43, 49, 60, and 84 routes. Parking Free parking for NWFF patrons is available seven nights a week after 9pm, at the Richmark Printers lot on 11th and Pine Street, just east of Cal Anderson Park. Parking is not guaranteed. Pay parking lots can be found on the east side of 12th Avenue at Pine, and the north side of Pine between 12th and 13th Streets. Street parking is available Monday-Saturday after 6pm and all day on Sundays.

General information

1515 12th Ave, Seattle WA 98122 Office phone: (206) 329-2629 Fax: (206) 329-1193 Located on Capitol Hill between Pike and Pine Office hours are 10am-6pm Mon-Fri Directions: http://www.nwfilmforum.org/live/page/directions

Opening Hours

Monday 10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 23:00
Thursday 10:00 - 23:00
Friday 10:00 - 23:00
Saturday 15:00 - 23:00
Sunday 15:00 - 23:00

Telephone

(206) 329-2629

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It’s amazing how much you dedicate yourselves to the love of cinema. I’ve been getting more into independent cinema and I’d love to recommend a film for you. I saw a premiere screening of the film Chief Zabu and it was a satirical gem. Following Ben Sydney (Allen Garfield) as he tries to benefit off a UN deal with the help of his friend Sammy Brooks (Zack Norman), the film becomes a well-paced story about the spontaneous nature of business and politics interacting. The actors do a great job of making their characters seem otherworldly while also realistic, and it’s amazing how the creators were able to turn a lost 80s film into a modern commentary on the world today. I loved Chief Zabu and can’t wait till it gets to VOD platforms August 8th! Feel free to tell me what you thought of it when you see it!
I will be doing a short presentation on “Filling the Void” this week, around 12:45pm PST (Thurs, Apr 23,2020). The complete episode starts at noon. This is a tremendous community-generated program that helps film and music folks in their greatest time of need. What I am presenting may be of interest to filmmakers, cast, & crew. It is an audacious idea, but I believe it is the perfect time to execute it. Please check it out. (If you can’t watch it, it is archived, or please feel free to contact me). Thanks, Ben Ben Andrews and the @SeattleFilmSummit! You are my heroes.
Online until So. 7:30 pm PDT Thanks for the Zoom Hang yesterday, Rana and Chelsea...you managed a marvelous moderation...
We have an insanely awesome lineup for tomorrow's (4/16) #FillingTheVoid at noon PT / 3 PM ET -- including the Head of International Film for Argonauts Productions; Lead Singer of WARRANT(!), Robert Mason; the directors of Sarasota Film Festival and Prague Youth Film Festival, Petra Ratner & Paul Ratner; and Women in Film/Seattle / WIF Community Forum President Lisa Hammond. It's an interactive livestream, so bring your Qs. Here's the link to join: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=26n162PEMsw #ABQFilmX #SeattleFilmSummit Filmnewmexico Albuquerque Film Office Stagecoach Foundation Seattle Film Summit Film Festival Organizers Sundance Film Festival Tribeca Toronto International Film Festival Coachella Palm Springs International Film Festival SXSW Rolling Stone Friends of our film, THE LIFE, BLOOD AND RHYTHM OF RANDY CASTILLO.
Check this 5-day Festival out with NWFF!
To all the special, talented cast/crew who joined forces with me to tell stories! Stories that have been seen around the world-and won awards. We will rejoin filming "Jagged Nails" as soon as we can. Rachelle Henry and Amanda Johnson stars keep shining!
In cased you didn't get a chance to see the first video stream from the Seattle Film Summit - Filling the Void check it out. Follow us every Thursday as Seattle Film Summit (#SFS) partners with Albuquerque Film and Music Experience (#AFMX), bring to you quality content and popular guest from our great industry. Enjoy!
I have to admit, it has not been easy to stay occupied during all of this quarantining, but one way I have kept myself “busy” is by catching up on some movies. I actually came across a unique site called Film Festival Flix, which has peaked my interest due to its diverse selection in films from the recent festival scene. With all of the cancellations of film festivals, this site gives us the opportunity to stay connected to the heart of the festival scene. There are many collections to choose from, and I am particularly interested in IndieFest International’s lineup featuring many great foreign language films. You are sure to find something for everyone on this unique site, and I fully recommend checking it out while you have the spare time.
What an incredible group of film fanatics and creators all over the Pacific Northwest and beyond to share information and opinions on film. If anyone needs something new, I suggest checking out this sci-fi thriller called Empathy Inc. The film is about a venture-capitalist named Joel and his risky investment in a promising yet mysterious VR technology to get himself back on his feet financially. It offered a compelling duality between both the benefits and dangers of tech as we continue to evolve in our innovations. If you are looking for something groundbreaking, it may be worth checking out Empathy Inc. on Amazon Prime.
Filmmakers: Need music for a project? If you want to meet a composer, come down to the Seattle Composers Alliance meetup, Wed Feb 12, 2020 at the Toronado (12th NE and 65th). I'll be there, and am happy to answer any questions about scoring and licensing music for your film, show or media project. There are some spectacular composers and songwriters around the NW, and this is a great chance to connect. See you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/806695609842145/
DRUM ROLL!!! "As the Earth Turns" will be on Turner Classic Movies in the Fall of 2020! I don't have a date or time yet, but it will be on multiple times over 3 years. This is a remarkable event. This project started in the fall of 2018, with the help and support of Kim Lyford Bishop. I am now fully in charge of the production (and LLC that owns the film-estate). There is a possibility of other distribution, and I will make announcements as I hear. Keep an eye out - this film may wind up on a TV near you! I am also working on some limited theatrical presentations. I would love to show the film at film schools, and in film programs (please let me know if you know of any programs or teachers in High Schools or College). Thanks! Info about the film: astheearthturns.com PS: If anyone is interested in the process (Filmfreeway, festivals, distribution), I'm always happy to chat.) #astheearthturns #filmproducers #filmdirectors #musicsupervisors #filmeditors #filmcomposers #filmdistributors
Hey NWFF Community! I work for a video production company that is housed in a creative co-working community called Collective Chemistry. In response to tons of conversations within our space over the last couple of years, our community is hosting our first ever freelance mini conference on Jan 17+18. We're calling it Freelance Camp. It's basically a day and a half of sessions and networking centered around freelancing. Check out the website if you're interested. Would love to see you there! https://www.collectivechemistry.com/freelance-camp #collectivechemistry #freelance #creatives #video #seattle