Seattle Office of Film + Music


REEL GRRLS ANNOUNCE SUMMER INTERNSHIPS
April 30, 2010, 11:15 am
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Reel Grrls
Reel Grrls, the illustrious Seattle organization dedicated to fostering the filmmaking potential of young girls, has announced that applications are open for three summer internships. You can apply for internships in Design & Marketing, Program/Tech, and Development/Auction. The deadline to apply is May 14th. For a full description of these opportunities and how to apply, follow the link.

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CHECK OUT LUNAFEST THIS WEEKEND, SUPPORT REELGRRLS
April 16, 2010, 11:04 am
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LUNAFEST
Enjoy 10 short films by acclaimed women directors from around the world at Seattle’s Broadway Performance Hall on Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30 pm. LUNAFEST’s films have won industry awards and audience accolades, and the films selected for this LUNAFEST season share this brilliance. From quirky animation to touching documentaries, the 10 selected films are incredibly diverse in both style and subject matter, united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling by, for and about women. Each ticket sold raises money for the Breast Cancer Fund as well as Reel Grrls. To preview the films and for more information, follow the above link.

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CHECK IT OUT: REELGRRLS MAKE MUSIC VIDEOS FOR LOCAL BANDS
April 15, 2010, 12:40 pm
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Reel Grrls
Last week marked Reel Grrls’ first-ever Spring Break Music Video Camp: new and experienced teen media-makers joined them over their spring break to conceive, shoot, edit, and animate music videos for four local bands – in only five days. The videos are now up on their Vimeo Workshop Page for public viewing. The girls produced music videos for local bands Canary Sing, The Young Evils, The Nextdoor Neighbors, and Another Perfect Crime. As part of the workshop local filmmakers Zia Moharerjasbi and Lynn Shelton shared their work and their processes with the group. Follow the above link to check out the videos.

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REGISTER FOR REEL GRRLS’ ALL AGES VIDEO BLOGGING WORKSHOP
March 4, 2010, 1:28 pm
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Reel Grrls
No previous experience necessary! Learn to write, shoot, edit and upload your own video blog in an all-girl non-competitive environment. Get hands-on experience with state of the art technology and support from adult women mentors. A video blog (also known as a VLOG) is a video essay or video journal that mediamakers post online so that others can hear their thoughts on various issues. Featuring special guest instructor, Anita Sarkeesian of FeministFrequency.com, this workshop will be held on Saturday March 13 from 10 am to 4 pm at the Reel Grrls New Media Lab. For more information or to register, follow click the above link.



WATCH THE OSCARS WITH SEATTLE’S FILM COMMUNITY
February 17, 2010, 1:36 pm
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The 82nd Annual Academy Awards are happening on Sunday March 7th and there are several viewing parties taking place to support Seattle’s film community. So, if you don’t feel like watching the award show at home, join some local organizations for food, drinks and red carpet entertainment.

WASHINGTON FILMWORKS HOST AN OSCAR BENEFIT
4:00 / Spitfire, 2219 4th Ave
Washington Filmworks
Join Washington Filmworks in celebrating Hollywood’s biggest night of the year while helping to raise money for Washington’s future filmmakers. All cover charges will be donated to the Oscar pool. The winner of the Oscar pool gets to donate the money to a local non-profit film organization of their choice. For more information and to download your ballot, follow the above link.

2ND ANNUAL REEL GRRLS OSCAR PARTY
4:00 / Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave
Reel Grrls
Reel Grrls are hosting their Second Annual Oscar Party with gourmet dinner and drinks at Central Cinema. There are four dining options to choose from and $25 at every ticket level directly supports Reel Grrls programming. Red carpet attire strongly encouraged, but not required. To check out the menu options and purchase your tickets, follow the above link.

THREE DOLLAR CINEMA’S 5TH ANNUAL ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY
4:30 / SoDo Park, 3200 First Ave S.
Three Dollar Cinema
Break out your heels & gowns, or sneakers & Jeans and join Three Dollar Cinema on the red carpet for their 5th Annual Academy Awards Party. A general admission includes watching the Oscars on their big screens, hors d’oeuvres throughout the evening, and entry to win some door prizes. A VIP admission includes the regular party included with general admission plus early admission for a Champagne & Wine Reception, premium seating, and an Oscar Gift Bag. Proceeds from this event will benefit the Gay City Health Project and Three Dollar Cinema. To reserve your spot, follow the above link.

GRAND CINEMA HOSTS TACOMA’S ACADEMY AWARDS PARTY LIVE AT THE RIALTO
4:00 / Rialto Theater; 901 Broadway; Tacoma
Grand Cinema
Grand Cinema in Tacoma hosts Tacoma’s Award Awards Party live at the Rialot Theater, hosted by Marty Campbell and Doug Mackey. At 4:00, there will be a Red Carpet “Tacoma-Style” with live stage entertainment.The event also features a cash bar, costume contests and prizes, make-up artists, a silent auction and more. This is a great way to support Pierce County’s only non-profit art house movie theater, The Grand Cinema.

THEFILMSCHOOL’S 2ND ANNUAL OSCAR NIGHT CELEBRATION
The Triple Door, 216 Union Street
TheFilmSchool
Join hosts Tom and Julie Skerritt for TheFilmSchool’s 2nd Annual Oscar Night Auction, held this year at the Triple Door. Dinner will be catered by Wild Ginger and there will be many silent and live auction items to help support TheFilmSchool as it moves into its new home at The Film Center with SIFF.

CORRECT THE ACADEMY AWARDS WITH 20 YEARS OF HINDSIGHT WITH 20/20 AWARDS, NEW ANNUAL EVENT
Monday March 15 / 7:00 / Central Cinema, 1411 21st Ave
20/20 Awards
The 20/20 Awards aims to correct the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with 20 years of hindsight. The new annual event will look back 20 years and correct the short-sightedness of the Academy Awards. This first 20/20 event will be given out to correct the Academy Awards honored in the year 1990: therefore, all films released and distributed in the year 1989 will be under review. Films are voted on by the Voting Syndicate, comprised of individuals in Seattle’s filmmaking community such as Lynn Shelton, John Jeffcoat, Sandy Cioffi, Rick Stevenson and others.