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.
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If you are someone looking to get some experience in working in Seattle’s film world, SIFF is looking for organized, efficient, resourceful interns in a number of different fields right now. Their internships include experiences in the community outreach, cinema marketing, cinema publicity, graphic design, individual giving & membership, and administrative fields. There are a ton of options for getting experience in the world of Film and Film Events.
Those interested should check out SIFF’s Interns page.
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Seattle has a long and diverse history of grassroots campaigns, and the feature Grassroots, shot right here in town, tells the story of one such campaign. Directed by Stephen Gyllenhall, the film is based on the book Zioncheck for President, a true account of the quirky 2001 Seattle City Council race between Grant Cogswell and Richard McIver. Grassroots played recently at the SIFF closing night gala, but if you didn’t catch it then, you’ll have a chance to see it at the Harvard Exit when it opens on Friday, June 22 – a day Mayor McGinn has proclaimed “Grassroots Day” in Seattle. Stephen Gyllenhall is planning to attend all showings from Friday to Sunday. The production of Grassroots was made possible by the Washington State Film Incentives program.
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CAPITOL HILL BLOCK PARTY
Local filmmakers and amateur directors are invited to submit a video between 30 seconds and 2 minutes in length, incorporating the idea of Seattle Culture (bonus points for any use of the Space Needle), to the Totally Stacked! Video Contest. Entries may include all types of videos, but must be submitted by July 2 to be considered. The contest is organized by The Stranger, Capitol Hill Block Party, and SIFF – and participants will be eligible for a number of prizes, including SIFF passes, Capitol Hill Block Party tickets, and more.
Megan Griffiths’ Eden swept the awards at the 38th Seattle International Film Festival, which held its ceremony Sunday morning at the Seattle Space Needle. Eden star Jamie Chung won the Best Actress Golden Space Needle Award, while the film also received the Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision presented by Women in Film/Seattle, as well as the Reel NW Award presented by KCTS 9. Click here to see a complete list of winners.
Each year, SIFF tests the skills of Seattle’s up and coming cinematic talent in an intense race to the big screen with the Fly Filmmaking Challenge. This year, SIFF and presenting partner KCTS 9’s Reel NW offered a dozen pitches focused on the Seattle Center’s “Next 50” celebration for the 50th Anniversary of the Seattle World’s Fair, for which Seattle Center was created. Directors picked from a selection of “Next 50” themed scripts, and then had seven days to collaborate with the writers on the final production of the film. The filmmakers shot for three days on the Seattle Center campus, leaving only five days to edit. Catch the last screening of The Fly Filmmaking Challange at 9 pm tonight, June 6, at the Harvard Exit on Capitol Hill.