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7th Annual Mayor’s Film Award
Today Mayor Mike McGinn announced the 2012 recipient of the 7th Annual Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film: Ben Kasulke. 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. Kasulke has lensed over a dozen local feature length and short films including Lynn Shelton’s Humpday (2009 Sundance Winner), and Megan Griffiths’ The Off Hours. In 2012, he was profiled by Variety Magazine as one of “Ten Cinematographers To Watch,” and was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award for his work on The Off Hours. Kasulke has also mentored burgeoning filmmakers through his work at SIFF and Northwest Film Forum classes and events. The award will be presented officially by Mayor McGinn during the opening ceremony of SIFF, to be held this year on Thursday, May 17, 2012 at McCaw Hall.