Seattle Office of Film + Music


Adam Sekular Day Is Official
March 27, 2014, 12:21 pm
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adam sekulerThe city has recently proclaimed March 26 as Adam Sekuler day in honor of his service to Seattle’s film community! Adam Sekuler is a filmmaker and curator who specializes in regional and international thematic film series, director retrospectives, and film festivals. Sekuler was the program director at Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) where he organized touring programs of retrospectives and premiered feature films throughout the U.S. He recently left his position as director of NWFF to pursue cinema-centric projects like curating film for the Henry Art Gallery. His films have screened at festivals, museums, and galleries throughout the world such as “Dos Almas,” “The Third Floor,” and “In Transit.” Among the films that have benefited from his expertise are Lisandro Alonso’s “Liverpool,” Pedro Costa’s “Ne Change Rien,” Albert Serra’s “Birdsong,” and Oliver Laxe’s “You Are All Captains.” He currently hosts a new event called Pandemic that turns Northwest Film Forum’s cinema into a virtual examination room, as two cultural curators poke and prod viral videos from across the internet. Sekuler was the former programmer for The Bell Auditorium; the nation’s first and only dedicated nonfiction theater. He is also the co-founder of Search and Rescue, an ongoing effort to present and preserve discarded archives of 16mm films. We are proud to congratulate Adam on his honor!

Check out one of his highly-viewed short films here.



Making A Living Making Film (Infographic)
August 7, 2013, 2:55 pm
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Want to be a film director in Seattle? The Seattle Office of Film + Music illustrates how one member of the local film community does it with its newly-released infographic that breaks down the actual income of a filmmaker into four categories. The take away, Seattle is a commercial film town, and from directing big campaigns to corporate videos to collaborating on narrative projects, Seattle’s film directors need to be a resourceful bunch to make a living. According to the director being profiled, this is a good thing because commercial work pays well and builds the professional network and skills needed to make the passion-driven projects possible.

 



Direct Your Future, Produce Your Career: See SFI’s New Home!
July 12, 2013, 9:40 am
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The Seattle Film Institute recently moved to a new location in the Interbay neighborhood into a 10,000 square foot facility which includes sound stages, digital editing labs, and a 50 seat movie theater! They are having an information session tomorrow, Saturday, July 13 at 11:00 am at  their new home.

Faculty will talk about SFI’s Professional Certificate Programs, Undergraduate Degree Programs, and Graduate Degree Programs. This is a great opportunity to see our new facility, meet faculty members and other prospective students, and get all your questions about our programs – including financial aid and scholarship information – answered

To reserve your spot, RSVP by phone (206.568.4387) or e-mail (chris@seattlefilminstitute.com ).  And they’re always happy to schedule individual visits to SFI. For more information, visit www.seattlefilminstitute.com

Seattle Film Institute
3210 16th Ave W.
Seattle, WA  98119

 

About SFI:

The Seattle Film Institute offers professional certificates, undergraduate degrees, and graduate degrees in all aspects of filmmaking. All SFI programs feature a hands-on education and practical experience that provide the groundwork for professional careers. Students receive a real world education from a faculty anchored by film industry professionals. And every SFI student can participate in our nationally recognized internship program.

Their next two program start dates are September 16, 2013 and March 3, 2014.  The Seattle Film Institute is approved to accept International Students.

Ten Month Professional Certificate Programs

  • Filmmaking (AA/BA Options)
  • Producing
  • Acting for Film
  • Sound Design and Recording Arts
  • 3-D Animation
  • Motion Graphics

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Film

Students with an AA degree or the equivalent college credit can earn their BA in less than one calendar year.

Graduate Degree Programs

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Filmmaking
Accelerated Degree Program – 6 quarters in 16 months

Master of Arts (MA) in Producing for Film
4 quarters in 10 months; evening classes

Master of Arts (MFA) in Producing
Blends the hands-on skills of a filmmaker with the business skills of a producer

Master of Music (MM) in Composing For Film
The Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program

 



The 2013 Mayor’s Award for Achievement in Film goes to: Paul Matthaeus, Founder, Chairman, Chief Creative Officer Emeritus Digital Kitchen®

Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced the 2013 recipient of the 8th Annual Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film: Paul Matthaeus, Founder, Chairman, and Chief Creative Officer Emeritus of Digital Kitchen®.

“Paul’s impressive filmmaking and commercial film career, his championship of Seattle as a thriving commercial film production city, and his commitment to the local filmmaking industry make him an obvious honoree this year,” said Mayor McGinn. “I congratulate him on his work and thank him for being a leader in our local film industry.”

The Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film recognizes an individual or entity for exceptional work that has significantly contributed to the growth, advancement and reputation of Seattle as a filmmaking city. The award presented is artwork created by artist Dale Chihuly.

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After spending 15 years in the ad agency business, Paul Matthaeus founded Digital Kitchen (DK) in 1995 with the mission to apply entertainment principles to brands- and in turn- branding principles to entertainment.

Not only has DK grown into a creative force that traverses entertainment and advertising- winning many accolades along the way- Matthaeus has developed the careers of countless digital artists and filmmakers, through DK’s home office in Seattle and satellites across the nation.

“Unlike most filmmakers, I’ve spent my entire life and career in Seattle,” said Matthaeus.  “This city has played a seminal role in who I am, and has defined my outlook on business and creativity.  I think to a great degree, this honor validates Seattle as a world-class creative center.”

Read more in the full press release.



Join us for the Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour Next Week!
April 17, 2013, 12:48 pm
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Join us for the Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour Next Week!



Langston Hughes African American Film Festival

ImageCelebrating it’s tenth year, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival opens Saturday, April 13 and goes through April 21. The nine day festival is put on by the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Center at their newly renovated home in the Central District. Along with feature length films and short, the festival is also holding workshops and community events. This year, the festival takes a look back with a 30th anniversary screening of the sci-fi classic Brother from Another Planet, and a look forward with a presentation of actor/director Robert Townsend’s newest independent film In the Hive.

Check out the full schedule!



MOHAI’s “History is _____” Short Film Competition is Accepting Entries Through March 31
February 4, 2013, 3:26 pm
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The Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI) is currently accepting submissions for their Third Annual History is____ short film competition! The theme of the film is up to you: the filmmaker. Submissions from 2012 included themes like “History is Basketball” and “History is Mystery.” The competition is all about creativity and sharing your view of what history is. Here is MOHAI’s playlist of the 2012 short films for those who are curious.

The Rules and FAQ page has the rules that you need to know in order to craft your film. Submissions are being accepted through March 31!




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