Seattle Office of Film + Music

NFFTY 2013 Festival Trailer!
March 19, 2013, 2:32 pm
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A trailer for the upcoming National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) is live and from the looks of it, this will be one awesome event! The festival will happen on April 25 -28 and will showcase the work of talented film makers from all over the world aged 22 and younger.

October 15, 2012, 12:32 pm
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As the saying goes, “Behind every successful man, there is a woman.” However in the world of film, it appears that behind 2011’s 250 top-grossing films, only a shocking 5% are women directors. This issue sheds light on the much-debated topic about the presence (or rather, lack of) women in film.  However, some might argue that women do have a place in Hollywood by citing Kathryn Bigelow’s big win at the Oscars. During the 2009 Oscars, Kathryn Bigelow shook the film industry by winning the award for Best Director, making her the first woman in history to achieve the top honor. Although her win paved the way for women filmmakers around the world, female film creators are still struggling to keep this glimmering flame of hope ablaze especially with the numbers proving otherwise. Yet, setting an example for Hollywood as the future of film, NFFTY is currently made up of 30% female directors.

Volunteer to Support the Future of Film!
April 4, 2012, 1:53 pm
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National Film Festival for Talented Youth
NFFTY needs hundreds of volunteers to help before, during, and after the festival to make it a success. This year will not only have the best youth filmmakers in the world in attendance – but the all new expanded programming for film fans.  Volunteer Orientation is April 14th from 1-3pm.  It’s your chance to support the future of film, and to earn a free one-day pass to NFFTY!  Sign up here.

NFFTY Benefit Concert TOMORROW
March 2, 2012, 3:57 pm
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A concert hosted by KEXP to benefit National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY will go down tomorrow night, March 3rd. The concert will be killer, featuring Pollens, Katie Kate and Posse. The tickets are $8 day of show, and every one of those dollars goes towards NFFTY. It’s a great cause, so go rock out at the Sunset Tavern tomorrow night!

MOHAI PRESENTS “Behind the Lens: A Celebration of Youth Filmmaking” ON DECEMBER 9

The Old Firehouse Teen Center and MOHAI are hosting Behind the Lens: A Celebration of Youth Filmmaking. Join the Office of Film + Music, Washington Filmworks, SIFF, NFFTY, and other partners for panels, internship booths, and refreshments.  The event is happening in Redmond, Friday, December 9th at 7 p.m.

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September 30, 2011, 10:40 am
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Didn’t get enough Oktoberfest? Join NFFTY on Saturday, October 1st from 2-6pm at the Nectar for the Audiosocket Oktoberfest Benefiting NFFTY. Enjoy local beer (Deschutes Brewery, Fremont Brewery, Paulaner, American Brewing), local indie bands (The Wandas, And And And), and Meat Muffins (you’ll have to come and try them for yourself). All proceeds from the festivities will go to NFFTY.

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June 24, 2011, 10:06 am
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Curated by EMP’s Youth Advisory Board, After Hours brings together premiere musical talents from around the Seattle area to perform in front of an all-ages crowd; it’s a program designed by teens for teens. This year marks the first hip-hop lineup for the quarterly event. Attendees can expect energetic sets by notable local hip-hop artists like Sol and Grynch, plus newcomers Kung Foo Grip and DJ Nphared. EMP’s main gallery space will also be open during the performances, allowing people to browse the recently-opened exhibit Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses. Adding to the evening’s event will be youth-made music videos by the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), dance showcases from the UW Hip-Hop Student Association B-Boys, and much more.

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