Seattle Office of Film + Music


ONE REEL SEEKS PROGRAMMING INTERN FOR BUMBERSHOOT 2011
March 29, 2011, 9:54 am
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One Reel
One Reel, the local non-profit behind some of the Northwest’s biggest arts and cultural events, is looking for a Programming Intern to staff Bumbershoot 2011. This position primarily entails processing performer applications; tracking artist contracts and deliverables; managing logistics including travel accommodations and artist will-call; maintaining promotional materials, and generally providing administrative support to the Bumbershoot Programming Department. This internship also offers a unique, hands-on opportunity to learn about the special events programming process, including the day-to-day, nuts-and-bolts operations involved in booking and artist relations for high-profile festivals. Qualified applicants should have strong organization and communication skills, technical experience and interest in the arts, and must also be up to the physical demands of on-site festival work (i.e. long hours, physical labor, large crowds, etc.) One Reel provides a small stipend to cover food and transportation costs for all internships. Follow the link for more information or to learn how to apply for this position.

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EMP ANNOUNCES OPENING DAY PANELS FOR NEW NIRVANA EXHIBIT
March 29, 2011, 9:47 am
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Seattle PI
EMP has announced that the April 16 launch of the highly-anticipated Taking Punk to the Masses tour will also be accompanied by two exclusive opening-day panels. “Nirvana: from Nowhere to Nevermind” will chronicle behind-the-scenes road stories from Nirvana’s early 90s world tours, as seen through the eyes of the people that kept it rolling— the band’s sound engineer Craig Montgomery and drum tech Barrett Jones, with even more guests still to be announced. Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses curator Jacob McMurray will moderate this panel and will also lead the discussion in “The Metropolis: Birthplace of Grunge?” which explores the salad days of Seattle punk rock while also pondering the role of the long-gone punk rock venue The Metropolis, as the cradle of the Grunge movement. Jason Finn (Love Battery, The Presidents of the USA), famed grunge photographer Charles Peterson, Alice in Chains manager Susan Silver, Tom Price (Gas Huffer, U-Men) and Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows) are all slated to serve on the panel. Hit up the above link for the full scoop on the panels.

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SEATTLE FILMMAKER PRESENTS AN ARBORCENTRIC DOCUMENTARY
March 28, 2011, 2:26 pm
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TreeStory
TreeStory is an innovative film with an ambitious plan to reconnect people to nature in a new way. Seattle filmmaker Ward Serrill has high hopes for the film’s impact and employs a timeless form of activism: story-telling. TreeStory is a film saturated with heroic tales from around the world that will inspire activism by making it personal, exploring the dramatic changes that can happen to people thanks to an experience with one important tree in their life. Moving beyond seeing trees as resources, the film will pose the question, “what is a tree and what does it have to do with me?” Ward Serrill’s last feature, The Heart of the Game, about a girl’s basketball team was a surprise hit that got picked up by Miramax and experienced great successes. Andy Shilabear the award winning cinematographer of the Planet Earth series is working on the project, capturing the aesthetic beauty of the forest friends. With funding from Kickstarter the production team will complete the critical research and development phase of the project. For more information on the film, follow the above link and click on Kickstarter to support the project and maybe even find out which tree is your totem tree.

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FUEL FRIENDS BLOG PRESENTS AN(OTHER) EXCLUSIVE HEAD AND THE HEART RECORDING SESSION
March 28, 2011, 2:24 pm
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Fuel Friends Blog
After hosting an impromptu in-house jam-sesh with rising Seattle stars The Head and the Heart (THATH) late last year, Heather Browne of Colorado-based music portal Fuel Friends Blog has done it again. Two weekends ago, THATH filled the stone halls of Colorado College’s historic Shove Chapel with richly effusive sound, laying down exclusive new recordings for the first-ever Fuel/Friends Chapel Session. “I have a strong intuition that this band is going to be significant to a much larger audience, as they have been to me and so many of you,” Browne comments in her Chapel Session blog post, which also features four downloadable tracks capturing special renditions of THATH’s “In the Summertime,” “Chasing A Ghost,” “Josh McBride” and “Rivers and Roads.” “The three of us sitting in the pews kept just looking at each other across the room; we couldn’t believe how heady it felt when the moment resonated and the chords struck and the harmonies fit like keys and locks, or fingers interlaced, or an embrace.” Follow the link above to have a look and a listen.

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MORE FESTIVALS AND ACCOLADES FOR TWO SEATTLE-MADE FILMS
March 28, 2011, 9:27 am
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Facebook – The Off Hours
Facebook – The Catechism Cataclysm
Local films The Off Hours and The Catechism Cataclysm will be taking the film festival circuit by storm in the coming months. Both will screen at the Nashville and Sarasota (Florida) Film Festivals, the latter of which has conferred Catechism director Todd Rohal with the inaugural Terry Potter Award for visionary filmmaking. The film duo will also show at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, held in the Ohio town of the same name–which just so happens to be the former film school stomping grounds of Rohal and The Off Hours director Megan Griffiths. The Off Hours makes festival pit stops in Tallahassee as well as River Run Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and The Catechism Cataclysm will be the opening night film at the Philadelphia CineFest before screening in New York at the BAM Cinema Festival. Friend the films via the Facebook links above to hear about more festivals as they are announced. Congrats to the filmmakers!

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CAUGHT IN THE ACT SCRIPT READING SERIES PRESENTS “Z VS. V”
March 28, 2011, 9:21 am
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Z vs. V
You’re invited to the latest installment of “Caught in the ACT,” a collaborative script reading series wherein local actors and directors stage renditions of works from TheFilmSchool alumni at ACT Theatre. Monday’s, March 28, event will tackle TheFilmSchool grad Chris Wilson’s screenplay “Z vs. V.” The story follows the paranormal plight of a spoiled teen who, upon getting expelled from her high-brow private academy, is exiled to a high school of the undead. But as she tries to flee the scene, the girl comes to realize that she actually has a lot in common with the walking dead. To learn more about this event and to RSVP, follow the Facebook link above.

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NFFTY UNVEILS TRAILER FOR THIS YEAR’S FEST

Volunteer For NFFTY
Earlier this week the National Film Festival for Talented Youth released a trailer for the upcoming “United by Film: Future by NFFTY” 2011 festival. The teaser features 30 of the 225 films accepted by the festival this year, a record breaker with over 700 submissions from 25 countries. After you’re done digesting those numbers take a look down yonder at the trailer for NFFTY 2011 and enjoy the audio/visual smörgåsbord. With twice as many submissions as last year, NFFTY is growing exponentially and needs volunteers to help the stellar event run smoothly. To volunteer before, during or after the festival follow the link above and fill out a volunteer sign up form. Email any questions to volunteer@nffty.org, and be sure to get your tickets to this year’s NFFTY.

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“ARTZONE” IS ALL NEW TONIGHT AT 8:00

Seattle Channel
ArtZone with Nancy Guppy is full of arty goodness in this week’s all-new episode. Tune in to Seattle Channel (Channel 21) tonight at 8:00 pm for a behind-the-scenes tour of the popular “Twisted Flicks” series; a profile of cartoonist Jim Woodring; and a performance from musical guests Gabriel Mintz & Friends. Also making an ArtZone studio appearance are select items from Nick Cave’s gloriously uncanny sculptural costume exhibition, “Soundsuits,” which is now showing at The Seattle Art Museum. ArtZone airs every Friday on Seattle Channel (Channel 21) with re-broadcasts Sundays on KCTS 9, and is also streaming and podcasting.

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THE SIXTH ANNUAL AAINA FESTIVAL CELEBRATES THE FILMS & LEGACY OF SOUTH ASIAN WOMEN THIS WEEKEND
March 25, 2011, 1:30 pm
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Tasveer
Presented by grassroots Seattle non-profit Tasveer in collaboration with the Gardner Center for Asian Arts & Ideas, this weekend’s 2011 Aaina Festival celebrates the art and activism of South Asian women. Featuring films, performances, readings and more, Aania (which means “mirror” in Hindi/Urdu) aims to reflect upon issues critical to the empowerment of South Asian women while also sparking an illuminating community dialogue. The festival’s spotlight event, Yoni Ki Baat (inspired by The Vagina Monologues), is a collection of powerful stories that are sourced, written, and narrated by local South Asian Women. Aaina will also screen films like Afghan Girls Can Kick, which documents the first all women’s soccer club in post-Taliban Afghanistan, and the award-winning documentary Gulabi Gang. Additionally, playwright and actress Asha Magarati will help present Swasnimanache, a dramatic comedy based on the lives of three contemporary Nepali wives. Hosted by the Seattle Asian Art Museum, Aania makes its full run March 25-27. Follow the link for more information on the event, including the complete schedule of programming.

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TACOMA ART PLACE’S “MARCH MOVIE MADNESS” VIDEO CONTEST ENDS NEXT WEEK
March 25, 2011, 1:26 pm
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Tacoma Art Place
This is the last week to enter “March Movie Madness,” the second annual video contest presented by local non-profit Tacoma Art Place (TAP). Sponsored by Comcast, the contest encourages amateurs and professional filmmakers alike to create a short promotional video for TAP, one that captures the organization’s mission of helping underserved local artists affordably explore their talents and creativity through access to equipment and training. As part of their sponsorship deal, Comcast also kicked in funds to hold a series of video production classes for 20 local students at the Art Place. Remarks TAP founder Linda Danforth, “we’ll be thrilled if some of [these burgeoning young filmmakers] submit their very first [works].” The submission deadline for the contest is March 31, and eligible entries must clock in at 30 seconds or less. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 cash prize and hosted space to screen his/her film on both the Tacoma Art Place and Comcast websites. For more on “March Movie Madness,” check out the links above.

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