The landmark bill that passed during the 2022 legislative session allows Washington Filmworks to allocate up to $3M a year to better support emerging Washington filmmakers making projects under $1M. Our team has been working with filmmakers Lacey Leavitt and Netsanet Tjirongo on designing the new program and we are hitting the road to talk to filmmakers in communities across the state to get feedback and insight about how we can make this new program the best it can be!

All of the events will take place outdoors and if you plan to attend RSVP HERE.

Bellingham, WA
Wednesday, August 24th from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm
FireHouse Arts and Events Center (cafe garden)
(1314 Harris Ave, Bellingham, WA, 98225)

Olympia, WA
Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am
The Olympia Hotel at Capitol Lake (on the lawn)
(2300 Evergreen Park Drive SW, Olympia, WA, 98502)

Tacoma, WA
Saturday, August 27th from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm
ALMA (rooftop)
(1322 Fawcett Ave, Tacoma, WA, 98402)

Seattle, WA
Sunday, August 28th from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
*Since we anticipate a large group of participants in Seattle, we plan to do this conversation virtually. RSVP and we will send you the video conference link on Friday, August 26th.

AND – if you don’t live in or near one of these locations, DON’T WORRY! We will give everyone a chance to participate in the process virtually as well!

This program is all about supporting YOU and YOUR WORK, so please join us for these very important conversations so that we design a program that helps make your dream project a reality.

Don’t know much about Washington Filmworks Small Budget Production initiative? Check out this debut episode of In Development where Executive Director Amy Lillard talks with Lacey Leavitt and Netsana Tjirongo – our co-conspirators on this project — about the new program designed to better support Washington filmmakers making projects under $1M.