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In March and April, SIFF set loose four filmmaking teams into four Seattle neighborhoods to produce this year’s “Fly Film Challenge” short films. Local filmmakers Ben Andrews, Amy Esner, LuLu Gargiulo, and Curtis Taylor chose their neighborhood location from a hat, and then assembled all-local casts and crews to work exclusively on the Capitol Hill, Fremont, Georgetown, and Chinatown/International District, respectively. Each team had five days to shoot and edit their film. Washington Filmworks, producers of the Fly Film series, enlisted the City’s Office of Economic Development to connect the filmmakers with neighborhood chamber liaisons from each of the four neighborhoods. Directors for each of the four Fly Films are scheduled to attend the May 27 premier at the Egyptian Theatre.
Here are links to the eight Fly Filmmaking Challenge 2013 films, scheduled for May 27 and June 05 at Egyptian Theater and SIFF Cinema Uptown, respectively: