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Scarecrow Video – National Treasure

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Just near the corner of 50th and Roosevelt Way in Seattle sits a national treasure – Scarecrow Video. Part film archive, part gathering place, Scarecrow is one of the country’s largest independent video stores.

Historic UFO Mystery in New Economic Spotlight

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Strange and wonderful activity is afoot in the Puget Sound area thanks to the short film The Maury Island Incident. For the second year in a row Burien, Washington will host the Burien UFO Festival (aka BUFO) on April Fools Day. This festival is inspired by the film.

American Advertising Awards – The Big Show is Here

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Tomorrow evening is a big night for the Seattle advertising community. The 2014 American Advertising Awards Seattle will take place Wednesday March 19 at the Bell Harbor International Conference Center.

Priorities of the Seattle Film Industry Caucus

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Priorities that the Seattle Film Industry Caucus agreed on are now available online. These will be brought to the attention of Seattle Mayor Ed Murray in the coming weeks.

Seattle – Let’s Roast the Keblas

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Nine years of good deeds can’t go unpunished. Join the fun as a surprise panel of James Keblas’ friends, colleagues, and admirers show their gratitude with cheap jokes and low blows. This Wednesday, February 26 at Showbox Market in Seattle.

Seattle Film Industry Caucus Continues Tomorrow

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The Seattle Film Caucus continues tomorrow with a number of breakout discussions. Get a recap of the first gathering on Feb. 18 and find out what’s on the agenda for Feb. 25.

Get to Know Kate Becker

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Washington Filmworks welcomes Kate Becker, the newly appointed Director of the Seattle Office of Film + Music. Get to know a little more about her.

A Message from Megan Griffiths

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When new Seattle Mayor Ed Murray decided not to re-appoint James Keblas as the head of the Office of Film + Music, the city lost a true champion of our burgeoning industry.

On the Verge of Something

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Learn more about independent film producer Mel Eslyn and the family of Washington filmmakers the locals call “crewtopia”. (This post was originally published as part of the Sundance 2014 issue of Washington Film Magazine.)

1000 Filmmakers Strong

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Tomorrow, Friday July 12, teams of local Seattle filmmakers will begin the 48 Hour Film Project (48HFP); a frenetic sprint to write, shoot, and edit a film in only 48 hours. To better understand what makes the 48 Hour Film Project the state’s largest film competition, Washington Filmworks spoke to Krk Nordenstrom, a Seattle filmmaker and teacher, and the producer of the Seattle leg of this international competition.