No. 5
Location of the MonthOur Location of the Month is Rosalia - a charming town full of farmland and Americana - check it out here.

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Call to Action: Join Us in Olympia Tomorrow!
Join us in Olympia on Wednesday, May 27 between 10:00 am - 3:00 pm to urge legislators to include SB 6027 in the final budget. Senator Andy Hill (R, 45) has publicly suggested that the House and Senate could successfully negotiate the final budget this week. Tomorrow MAY be our last opportunity to lobby legislators to include SB 6027 in the final budget before the special session ends Thursday. To learn more and RSVP, click here.
   SIFF 2015: Northwest Connections

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) officially kicked off its 41st year last week and this year's festival features some amazing talent from Washington State. SIFF Director of Programming Beth Barrett talks about highlights from this year's festival and the importance of the Northwest Connections sidebar - featuring West of Redemption, a project financially supported through the production incentive program. Director Cornelia Moore, as well as filmmakers Rosalie Miller and Shawn Telford, also discuss what the festival section means to them. Read the whole piece here. 

Congratulations to Digital Kitchen, an agency based in Seattle now featured in the section of Commercialize SeattleIn honor of the 41st Annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), we are spotlighting this short produced last year by Digital Kitchen as part of the festival's Fly Filmmaking Challenge.  SIFF invited local commercial production companies to make a narrative film inspired by the phrase "Seattle, I Love You." Commercials are just the tip of the iceberg for Washington agencies and companies - unique opportunities like these showcase their diversity of talents and storytelling skills. Watch the piece here
                                                                                      Job and Vendor Surveys
It's your last chance to fill out the Annual Washington Filmworks Job and Vendor Surveys - the deadline is May 29. These surveys are vital and help us illustrate why film is important in Washington State. The economic data collected helps us better understand how film professionals create their careers and how the film business supports the larger creative economy of the state. Results from the surveys will assist our legislative agenda as we work to create a stronger and more sustainable film industry. Get started here.
Coming in June: 

Celebrating the Summer Shooting Season
Stories From the Road: Washington Filmworks hits the Olympic Peninsula

Washington Filmworks' is the non-profit 501 (c)(6) organization that manages the state film and production incentive programs.  Its mission is to create economic development opportunities by building and enhancing the competitiveness,  profile and sustainability of Washington's film industry. We do this by creating possibilities for local and national filmmakers, offering comprehensive production support as well as financial incentives.