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.

September 9, 2010, 11:38 am
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Local Sightings Film Festival
Northwest Film Forum is proud to announce details about its 13th annual Local Sightings Film Festival, which takes place October 1-6, 2010, at the Film Forum’s cinemas on 12th Avenue on Capitol Hill. Local Sightings is Northwest Film Forum’s premier showcase of Northwest filmmaking. This year’s event will include the Northwest premiere of six feature films, and the world premiere of the documentary Citizen Mayor. Seventy-five short films will be screened, as well as the historic film Darkness Rising. The opening night film will be the crowd-pleasing coming-of-age dramedy Bummer Summer. “I’m especially pleased with the scope and variety of this year’s program,” says Northwest Film Forum Program Director Adam Sekuler. “From Native rights to sex scandals, the festival encompasses many of the issues and life stories from across the Northwest. We have films from Des Moines, Boise, Corvallis, Bainbridge Island and Douglas, AK—and all points in between.” To check out the full lineup and showtimes, follow the link.

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August 11, 2010, 12:27 pm
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This week’s “Questionland” topic is filmmaking. Experts in the field such as Charles Mudede, Adam Sekuler, Jane Charles, Sean Porter, Jennifer Roth and Eugene Mazzola are available through the site to answer all your burning questions regarding filmmaking, financing and friend making. Topics range from finding a producer to accruing a crew for a 15-year-old director to getting work as an extra. You can just browse others’ questions and answers, but feel free to participate in the discussion. Ask your questions at the link above.

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