News from the Office of Film + Music - April 18, 2019

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News from the Office of Film + Music | Vol. 12, No. 35 | April 18, 2019

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Join us at the Mixer to explore SIFF 2019!

This month at The Mixer, join us for a preview of this year’s Seattle International Film Festival with SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett and Festival Programming Manager Stan Shields. We’ll get a look at this year’s Northwest Connections films, offering everything from thought-provoking documentaries to intergalactic science fiction flicks brought to you from filmmakers in our own backyard. We’ll also get a sneak peek at the New Works-in-Progress Forum, which brings selected audience members into the creative process. Come out to network with fellow creatives and explore all there is to do at SIFF this year! See you at SIFF Film Center next Wednesday, 4/24, from 5-7 PM. Check out the event page or RSVP on Facebook

Actors Vivekh and Charle in “Vellai Pookal"

Group of Seattle tech expats from India created a Bollywood film set in the PNW

The Black Tones

Heard of Seattle band The Black Tones? You will.

art on display at “yəhaw̓”

ARTS at King Street Station democratizes what an arts space can be

Three people watching TV on a couch

A beginner's guide to The Stranger's new stoner film festival



Last chance to register for City of Music Career Day! City of Music Career Day is coming up next Friday, 4/26 at Seattle Center. This day-long, free opportunity gives young people ages 13-24 an inside look a variety of careers in music. Big names in our local music industry including Parisalexa, Sol, Tacocat's Emily Nokes, and more will be presenting at this year's Career Day. This is a great chance for you or the young people in your life to spend the day with working musicians and industry professionals to learn what it takes to make it in the competitive, yet rewarding world of music! Learn more and register


First films for Washington Filmworks’ new Local Lens program approved for funding - Washington Filmworks recently announced that it is the first production incentive in the country to reserve its funding exclusively for ‘local’ projects creatively driven by Washington residents. This week, the Board of Directors approved funding assistance for three feature films, and each of them will be powered by Washington State residents—from producers, directors and screenwriters, to cast and crew! After this initial round of applications, there’s still funding available for locally-driven creative projects that will be produced in Washington State. Read more


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