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!

Walla Walla, WA
Saturday, July 16th from 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Courtyard by Marriott Walla Walla
(550 W. Rose Street, Walla, Walla, WA, 99362)
Blues 2 Conference Room
**Thanks to the Walla Walla Movie Crush for Co-Hosting with us!Spokane, WA
Wednesday, July 20th from 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Bark Pub (905 N. Washington Street, Spokane, WA, 99201)If you plan to attend the Walla Walla or Spokane Roundtables RSVP here.

  Here are other stops on our statewide tour:

Wednesday, August 24th from 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm

Saturday, August 27th from 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Saturday, August 27th from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Sunday, August 28th at 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

More information on these cities coming soon!


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.

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!

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.