No. 17

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Welcome to the Hot Sheet - our fresh, dynamic resource that highlights the latest news from Washington Filmworks, incentive projects, and the statewide film industry. If you are interested in getting additional information on any of these topics, subscribe to our blog or contact our office at 206-264-0667 or [email protected]!

Washington Filmworks Incentive Film: Captain Fantastic Awarded SIFF's Golden Space Needle Award

Each year Seattle International Film Festival culminates with the presentation of the Golden Space Needle Awards.  This year was particularly exciting for Washington Filmworks as the incentive project, Captain Fantastic, received the Golden Space Needle award for Best Film! In attendance was leading actor Viggo Mortensen and Director Matt Ross to receive the award. Washington Filmworks Executive Director, Amy Lillard, sat on the jury for Narrative Short Films as well as presented at the awards ceremony.  For more, go here.

Each year, the arts critics at  The Stranger select three nominees in the category of film for the coveted  Stranger Genius Award. Washington Filmworks has had the opportunity to work with all three of this year's nominees: Mel Eslyn, Tracy Rector and Sandy Cioffi.  Find out more about Washington Filmworks' work with Sandy Cioffi here and read about her impressive body of work in The Stranger's recent profile.

Back in April, Washington Filmworks staff sat down with Katy Evans and Wade Neal, Assistant Executive Directors at The Grand Cinema, to learn more about their organization and the programs offered through the Tacoma-based non-profit.  On June 1-2 The Grand Cinema debuted its newest program, TRACK, a local music video showcase to share the newest and best music videos created in the Northwest.
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Congratulations to SIFF on the Success of SIFFX

This year the Seattle International Film Festival included a festival within the festival called SIFFX.  It was devoted to new modes of storytelling using Virtual Reality, 360� cinema and Augmented Reality. Washington Filmworks was thrilled to have partnered with SIFFX this year to produce Fly Story, an exclusive event for the local creative community that was designed to both inspire and educate makers about the power of immersive storytelling. 
To see more photos and learn more, go here
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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.

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