Last Friday evening marked the close of the 7th Annual Renton FilmFrenzy!
Washington Filmworks’ Executive Director, Amy Lillard, and Production Services Coordinator, Krys Karns, were thrilled to attend the 2014 Curvee Awards Gala and NW Honors held at the Renton Events Center. Kelley Balcomb-Bartok, Communication Specialist at the City of Renton, described the event as, “a genuine groundswell of passion for film and encouraging young people to experience the joy and rewards of film-making.” Adam Gehrke from Q13 FOX News was on hand to MC the event, and Lillard had the honor of presenting the Best Picture Award to the film Overlooked. In talking to the audience at the event, Lillard complimented the city of Renton for recognizing the economic and cultural benefits of hosting film production in the city.
“The evening was an incredible celebration of filmmaking in Washington and a great showcase for Renton,” said Ben Andrews of reelRenton and the Renton Municipal Arts Commission. “We were thrilled with the tremendous turnout of so many talented and creative people, the opportunity to view outstanding short films from young filmmakers and to continue to help build the buzz that there has never been a better time to be in the Washington film industry.”
Washington Filmworks would like to congratulate all the winners – the full list can be found here.
About reelRenton: reelRenton is an organization dedicated to making Renton, Washington a major destination for film lovers and independent film production. The FilmFrenzy is just one part of their year-round programming aimed inspiring and igniting a passion for filmmaking. Check out their website for more information.