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Seattle Film Caucus Continues Tonight 02/25


Whidbey Island Screenwriter Bob Nelson Up for Oscar


9th Annual Academy Awards Fundraiser Three Dollar Bill Cinema 03/02 


Local Documentary Clearwater Receives Tribeca Film Institute Grant


Seattle Jewish Film Festival Kicks Off 03/01


Vox Docs Film Festival Begins in Leavenworth 03/07


Flash Film Festival in Snoqualmie Starts 03/13


2014 American Advertising Awards Seattle 03/19


Best of Tri-Cities International Fantastic Film Festival 03/22


NWFF Offers Workshop on New Visionary Films, Starts 03/25


SIFF and Alaska Airlines Launch Film Competition, Closes 04/17


KCTS Television Announces New President/CEO








Industry News  


Tweets, Vines Set to Play on U.S. Movie Screens This Summer


Disney Launches Movie Streaming Service


Massive List of Grants All Filmmakers Should Know About


On Filmmaker Rights and Copyright


Is the Future of Film Distribution in the Live Format?









Monthly Newsletter               February 2014



The Washington Filmworks (WF) Board of Directors recently approved funding assistance for 3 commercials. These projects are a direct result of the Commercialize Seattle initiative, a business development campaign that's garnering national attention. Since 2007, WF has distributed or committed funding assistance to 95 Standard Program projects and 6 Innovation Lab projects, creating an economic impact of $241 million. That's exciting! 


Please contact staff at (206) 264-0667 with inquiries about how to apply for funding assistance, or go to www.WashingtonFilmworks.org for information. 







W2s = WF


Take the Washington Filmworks Jobs and Vendor Surveys

On the set of Dark Darkness in Whatcom County, Washington. 
Photo by Harrison Holtzman-Knott.


Attention Washington State Film Industry: WF has launched our Annual Jobs Survey! New this year is a VENDOR SURVEY designed for businesses that support motion picture production.


The information from these surveys helps us better define why film is important in Washington State. The data collected paints a picture of how our local film professionals create their careers and highlights the important contributions our industry makes to the larger creative economy. Whether you work freelance, own a production company, or manage a film support services company, please take five minutes to take this survey! All the information collected is confidential and the surveys will be online through March 15. Find them on the WF Blog.







Several Washington incentive feature films landed on the small screen in February. In addition, you can find many incentive films from the past few years at your local video store, streaming online, or On Demand through your cable provider. Grab some snacks and take a tour of Washington State, all from the comfort of home.




The WF Blog is the spot to get breaking news about our programs and incentive projects. Learn about statewide events, discuss trends, and keep updated on the business of film. Subscribe to get future posts via email. See recent highlights below.


A Message from Megan Griffiths - When James Keblas was not reappointed as Director of the Seattle Office of Film + Music, the city lost a true champion of our burgeoning industry. But it's time for this amazing community to rally around new appointee Kate Becker.


Get to Know Kate Becker - Learn more about the new Director of the Seattle Office of Film + Music Kate Becker in this post. Her history in the community is impressive and her connections run deep. Welcome, Kate!



On The Verge Of Something - Learn more about independent film producer Mel Eslyn and the family of Washington filmmakers the locals lovingly call "crewtopia". (Originally published in the Sundance 2014 issue of Washington Film Magazine.) 


WF Tours Bellingham and Whatcom County - This January WF spent a few days visiting Bellingham and areas of Whatcom County, Washington. Learn more about how this unique destination welcomes production. 



A community celebration of James Keblas' nine-year-legacy will be held tomorrow evening, Wednesday, February 26. The celebration is at Showbox at the Market in Seattle. There will be special guests and live performances. Doors open at 6:00 pm. Performances start around 7 pm. The event is free, open to the public, and for guests 21 and over. Book your babysitter.


For more information click here. This event takes the place of the regular February Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour, which will return on March 26 at Spitfire.







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Seattle, WA 98101
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