Seattle Office of Film + Music

May 29, 2013, 11:07 am
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This year, The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will again work with KCTS 9 to present the Reel NW Award, which is presented to a feature-length film in the Northwest Connections section of SIFF’s films. In 2012, the inaugural Reel NW Award went to Eden, directed by Seattle filmmaker Megan Griffiths.

Selection as a Reel NW Award winner indicates excellence in storytelling as reflected in writing, character development and story structure, story-enhancing production values, and a creative spirit emblematic of independent filmmaking.

The winning film will receive a $2,500 cash prize from KCTS 9 and an offer to be broadcast on KCTS 9’s Reel NW independent film series, contingent on meeting broadcast requirements. To be eligible for consideration, a film must not have a distribution deal in place when reviewed by the Reel NW Award jury. The jury is comprised of Randy Brinson, Executive Director of Programming for KCTS 9; Lyall Bush, Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum; and our very own Chris Swenson, Film and Special Events Program Manager at Seattle Office of Film + Music.

November 18, 2010, 12:55 pm
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Seattle Times
Don’t miss Wheedle’s Groove, a local documentary about Seattle’s forgotten funk/soul scene circa the 1970s, which premieres tonight at 10:00 pm on KCTS 9. During the film’s festival circuit run, The Seattle Times gave it four stars, commenting that Wheedle’s Grove “captures the soul of Seattle.” The film is part of the first season of “Reel NW,” the 12-part film series launched by KCTS to champion the work of the local independent filmmaking community and to bring the best features, documentaries and shorts to Seattle airwaves. For more information about Wheedle’s Groove or the “Reel NW” project, be sure to check out the link.

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November 12, 2010, 1:19 pm
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“Reel NW” aims to champion the work of a talented local independent filmmaking community by bringing the best features, documentaries and shorts to film-loving public television audiences in Seattle, Vancouver, B.C. and beyond. The first season lineup includes Paddle to Seattle, Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai, Rebuilding Hope and American Collectors. All twelve films featured in the first season of “Reel NW” are made by Northwest filmmakers, shot in the Northwest or feature a Northwest subject. Beyond the Thursday night TV broadcast, the series includes public screening events and an interactive online environment to reach the widest possible audience for Northwest independent film. The first event takes place on November 30, when KCTS 9, the Washington State China Relations Council and the Gardner Center for Asian Art and Ideas host a screening and discussion of Man Zou: Beijing to Shanghai with director Jason Reid (Sonicsgate) at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. For more information about the new TV series, follow the link.

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