Seattle Office of Film + Music


Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs
Each year, the city celebrates the rich contributions of arts and culture in Seattle with the Mayor’s Arts Awards. This year, the recipients hail from the worlds of dance, multidisciplinary arts, music and the Vietnamese community. The Seattle Arts Commission recommended a selection of individuals and organizations to Mayor Mike McGinn from a pool of more than 300 public nominees. The awards will be presented at 4 pm at Seattle Center and will also kick off Bumbershoot’s Visual Arts Exhibits, which will be open until 9 pm tonight. Below is a list of those receiving the Mayor’s Arts Awards this year:

  • Donald Byrd, choreographer and artistic director of Spectrum Dance Theater
  • Jack Straw Productions
  • Dr. Quinton Morris, violinist and professor
  • On the Boards
  • Pratt Fine Arts Center
  • Tet in Seattle, producer of the annual Tet Festival
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January 25, 2011, 3:48 pm
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Seattle Times
Even after SIFF and Sundance, Winter’s Bone continues to receive critical acclaim from all ends of the film spectrum—and now it’s up for best picture at the 2011 Academy Awards! The film, which has already won a Golden Space Needle from SIFF and a Grand Jury Prize at Sundance, was also nominated for best Adapted Screenplay for a script co-written by local film guru Anne Rosellini. Debra Granik directed and also helped write the screenplay. Winter’s Bone has another noteworthy Sea-Town connection to speak of: The film features some amazing folk music, much of it locally grown and mixed at Jack Straw Productions. Best of luck to Anne, Debra and all the cast and crew of Winter’s Bone. Jump on the link above for more details on the film and Anne Rosellini’s career.

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Northwest Film Forum
This Friday and Saturday nights, the Northwest Film Forum will present a looped screening of Three Short Music Films by local artist Curtis Taylor, featuring the just-completed Church Weather (made possible by the Office of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Jack Straw Productions, 4 Culture and the NWFF). Check it out for free between 7:00 – 9:00 pm each night.