Lynn Shelton Returns to Sundance with ‘Laggies’

One of the highlights of this year’s Sundance Film Festival was Washington incentive film Laggies, the latest from festival favorite and Seattle-based filmmaker Lynn Shelton. A longtime festival alumnus, with films like Your Sister’s Sister (Sundance 2012), and Washington incentive film Touchy Feely (2013), Shelton premiered Laggies at the January festival. Not only did the film earn rave reviews at […]

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Sundance Round-Up

Several Washington- and Oregon-based productions debuted at Sundance 2014, earning critical acclaim—and, in some cases, distribution deals. The most prominent Northwest success story coming out of Sundance might be Laggies, the latest from Seattle-based director Lynn Shelton. Starring Keira Knightley, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Sam Rockwell, the dark comedy centers on Megan (Knightley), a woman in her late-twenties who is […]

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Sundance: My Misadventure of Work, Play and Stars

 By Jessica Sullivan Touching down in Salt Lake City, it was mountainous, snowy, and sunny. Within an hour, I was in my hotel room in Park City. The next morning, dehydrated and in an altitude haze, I made my way through the snowstorm to Sundance training, my first day of work. As Sundance Program Assistants, we first trained and tasked […]

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Welcome Back to ‘Portlandia’

Get an inside look at the new season of the hit IFC show On February 27, lovers of sketch comedy and all things Portland received a belated Valentine when Portlandia returned to IFC. Starring the dynamic duo of Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen, fresh off his departure from Saturday Night Live, the fourth season features the return of beloved characters […]

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Clackamas: New Digital Media Hub in Oregon

Motion capture studio will support the state’s growing film, TV and video game design industry Just 20 miles south of Portland lies Oregon’s next big production hub: the Digital Media Communications department at Clackamas Community College (CCC). Through a partnership with video game animation studio SuperGenius, CCC recently unveiled its new motion capture studio, which will exponentially expand Oregon’s film, […]

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Coming Soon to Tacoma: The 72 Hour Film Competition Viewing Party!

The 72 Hour Film Competition Viewing Party is the South Sound’s biggest single-night film event and is just three weeks away! This year’s party will be held on Friday, May 9, at Urban Grace in Tacoma. Organized by The Grand Cinema, the 72 Hour Film Competition is one of the Puget Sound region’s most creative, spontaneous and demanding annual arts […]

SIFF Uptown to Host Wild and Scenic Film Festival

Washington Water Trust will bring the 2014 Seattle premiere of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival (WSFF) to the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Cinema Uptown on April 24. WSFF focuses on films that speak to environmental concerns and celebrations of the world. Seattle’s premiere will feature eight films including Momenta, which describes the impact of the planned coal export […]

videOasis: A Night of Music Videos

City Arts magazine, Northwest Film Forum, and 12toRain present videOasis: A Night of Music Videos on Thursday, April 24, at Northwest Film Forum. Internet may have killed the video star, but music video culture is alive and kicking. videOasis is a new showcase of the best new music videos produced around the Pacific Northwest. The event’s producers will be pulling […]

More STIFF Trailers

Here are the trailers for a couple more films screening at Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) next month. Pacific Aggression, from Seattle filmmaker Shaun Scott, is about a diagnosed social media addict, the blogger she stalks online, the story of how they reconnect in Seattle, and our societal love affair with screens of all kinds. The film screens on […]

Attention Young Filmmakers: Hollywood Theatre Accepting Applications For Summer Film Camp

Hollywood Theatre Studio is now accepting applications for their summer film camp, located at the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland, for ages 13 – 15. Students learn on the latest software and equipment under the guidance of accomplished professional filmmakers. All films will be premiered on the big screen at the Hollywood Theatre and entered into regional festivals. […]

STIFF Unveils 2014 Schedule

Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF), running May 2 – 10, has announced its schedule for 2014. Check it out here! One of the films screening is short documentary Unified Struggle from writer/producer/director Christy X. The film is about the more than 2 million people who have been deported under the Obama administration. View the trailer below:

Loaded Pictures Nominated for a Webby

Seattle design and live action production company, and Commercialize Seattle mainstay, Loaded Pictures has been nominated for a Webby Award for their animated work in a video biography about Memphis all-star soul ensemble The Bo-Keys. You can view and vote for Loaded Pictures at the Webby “People’s Voice” voting link here.  

Two Oregon-Shot Films Hitting Theaters

Shot in the spring of 2009 in Eugene and Lane County, Something Wicked is finally being released in theaters. The film was delayed for years because of the death of lead actress Brittany Murphy. The psychological thriller, directed by Darin Scott, arrived in Eugene theaters last Friday and is scheduled to hit theaters across the Northwest later this spring. For […]

SIFF to Kick off African Pictures 2014

On Sunday, April 13, SIFF kicks off the second iteration of its African Pictures program, supported by a multi-year grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. SIFF programmers will be in attendance to announce the 2014 African Pictures lineup, with trailers on display for selected titles. Once again, African Pictures features the best cinema from and about […]

The Best of the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

Each year, following the Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival in November, the Northwest Film Center assembles a program of festival highlights—award winners, audience and critical favorites—and sends it out on tour across the region and beyond to find new audiences. The program includes The Roper, by Anna Sandilands and Ewan McNicol, Seattle; Wild Bichons, by Stefan Nadelman, Portland; Deer Father, by Alex […]