Posts In: Local Filmmaking News

A Message from Megan Griffiths

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When new Seattle Mayor Ed Murray decided not to re-appoint James Keblas as the head of the Office of Film + Music, the city lost a true champion of our burgeoning industry.

Washington Filmworks Approves Funding Assistance for Episodic Series Z Nation

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Z Nation is headed for Washington! This month the WF Board of Directors approved funding assistance for Z Nation, a 13-episode dramatic series for the Syfy channel.

New at NFFTY 2014

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Created in 2007, NFFTY grows by leaps and bounds every year, screening hundreds of films from young filmmakers all over the world. The 2014 festival kicks off Thursday and it’s guaranteed to be awesome.

Unique Worlds, Big Characters

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Screaming Flea Productions is one of the Northwest’s largest producers of nonfiction programming for cable networks. They are working to consciously cultivate more great content here in Washington State.

Commercialize Seattle Features More New Work

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Congratulations to Workhouse Creative and ImpactStudio Pro, 2 production companies featured in the Latest Work section of Commercialize Seattle.

Scarecrow Video – National Treasure

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Just near the corner of 50th and Roosevelt Way in Seattle sits a national treasure – Scarecrow Video. Part film archive, part gathering place, Scarecrow is one of the country’s largest independent video stores.

Historic UFO Mystery in New Economic Spotlight

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Strange and wonderful activity is afoot in the Puget Sound area thanks to the short film The Maury Island Incident. For the second year in a row Burien, Washington will host the Burien UFO Festival (aka BUFO) on April Fools Day. This festival is inspired by the film.

1000 Filmmakers Strong

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Tomorrow, Friday July 12, teams of local Seattle filmmakers will begin the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP); a frenetic sprint to write, shoot, and edit a film in only 48 hours. To better understand what makes the 48 Hour Film Project the state’s largest film competition, Washington Filmworks spoke to Krk Nordenstrom, a Seattle filmmaker and teacher, and the producer of the Seattle leg of this international competition.