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MORE FESTIVALS AND ACCOLADES FOR TWO SEATTLE-MADE FILMS
March 28, 2011, 9:27 am
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Local films The Off Hours and The Catechism Cataclysm will be taking the film festival circuit by storm in the coming months. Both will screen at the Nashville and Sarasota (Florida) Film Festivals, the latter of which has conferred Catechism director Todd Rohal with the inaugural Terry Potter Award for visionary filmmaking. The film duo will also show at the Athens International Film and Video Festival, held in the Ohio town of the same name–which just so happens to be the former film school stomping grounds of Rohal and The Off Hours director Megan Griffiths. The Off Hours makes festival pit stops in Tallahassee as well as River Run Film Festival in Winston-Salem, North Carolina and The Catechism Cataclysm will be the opening night film at the Philadelphia CineFest before screening in New York at the BAM Cinema Festival. Friend the films via the Facebook links above to hear about more festivals as they are announced. Congrats to the filmmakers!

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ANOTHER LOCAL FILM HEADED TO SXSW 2011
March 7, 2011, 2:56 pm
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SXSW: Film
After making its world premiere at Sundance, locally-made indie, The Catechism Cataclysm, is now set to take on SXSW. The film will screen as part of the 2011 SXSW Film Conference in the “Emerging Visions” showcase, which highlights innovation, creativity and raw talent from rising filmmakers across a variety of film formats. SXSW Film kicks off this Friday, March 11, featuring a diverse program of over 300 works– including provocative documentaries, subversive comedies, DIY narratives, genre standouts and more—over the course of nine days. Competition for entry into the Fest was fierce, and Program curators had to sift through a record-breaking 1,792 submissions to concoct this year’s lineup. More good news for Catechism: IFC Midnight just nabbed the distribution rights for the film, after hailing it as “one of the funniest [comedies they] have seen in ages.” For more info on the film or the Fest, check out the link above!

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WASHINGTON STATE GOES TO SUNDANCE

2011 Sundance Film Festival
Make way for the Pacific Northwest, Sundance! Four locally-made films and their esteemed filmmakers will journey down to Utah this week to take part in the 2011 Festival: The Off Hours (written and directed by Megan Griffiths), The Catechism Cataclysm (written and directed by Todd Rohal), The Oregonian (written and directed by Lee Reeder) and The Details (directed by Jacob Aaron Estes). The Off Hours will make its world premiere as part of the Sundance Institute’s out-of-competition series,”Next,” which highlights visionary, innovative and original work in low-and no-budget filmmaking. The Details kicks off the Festival’s Premier section, while The Catechism Cataclysm and The Oregonian will feature in “Park City at Midnight,” which is home to horror films and extreme comedies. Congratulations once more to all! For all the Sundance scoop, including information on these featured local films, check out the link above.

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THREE SEATTLE FILMS TO SHOW AT SUNDANCE
December 2, 2010, 1:47 pm
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Sundance Institute
The Sundance Institute has just announced the lineup of films selected to screen in the 2011 Sundance Film Festival out-of-competition sections, and three Seattle-made films made the list! Congratulations to the filmmakers of The Off Hours (written and directed by Megan Griffiths), The Catechism Cataclysm (written and directed by Todd Rohal) and The Oregonian (written and directed by Lee Reeder). The Off Hours will make world’s premiere at the festival as part of the “Next ()” series, which highlights visionary, innovative and original work in low- and no-budget filmmaking, while The Catechism Cataclysm and The Oregonian will feature in “Park City at Midnight,” which is home to horror films and extreme comedies. “The Sundance Film Festival is uniquely a festival of discovery and we are once again privileged to showcase the work of talented new artists,” says Director of Programming, Trevor Groth. “All of this speaks to the vibrancy of independent film.” Sundance 2011 will run January 20-30. For more information about these featured films and the festival lineup, be sure to follow the link. Congrats again!

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