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Isabella Price, TST Chair, heads to NY to speak at Comic Con, October 5-8, about the depiction of black super heroes and social justice. She's also serving as TWIST Fest judge

Kris Keppeler is nominated for Society of Vocal Arts and Sciences storytelling award. The story is on her podcast Does This Happen to You?Read the announcement on

Jennifer Townsend's award-winning documentary Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise is STIFF’s Opening Night film, Thursday, July 20th 8:00 pm, Factory Luxe, 3100 Airport Way South, Seattle.

The documentary takes viewers on a cultural history tour through 'Thelma & Louise' territory. Clips from the original film serve as a catalyst for intimate, personal stories of women in the real, off-screen world. Has anything changed in the past quarter-century? Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival opening night festivities include a short, the feature documentary with Q&A, After Party. Next stop: San Antonio. Tickets are here »

Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise was honored with the Audience Award for Best Documentary at CATE festival in Santa Monica. This film is about about visceral feelings the iconic 1991 Thelma & Louise meant to viewers; what it engendered in the audience, the media, the critics, and individuals of all ages and genders. For more info and the trailer:

Kay D. Ray's documentary Lady Be Good: Instrumental Women in Jazz screens free at Seattle Public Library downtown, Sunday July 16, 2pm. Special guest musicians from Seattle Women's Jazz Orchestra will openi the show with some tunes! Ann Reynolds, Cynthia Mullis, and Leah Pogwizd. Bring your friends and come to town! See Seattle Public Library calendar of events for details.

Susan LaSalle becomes the Executive Producer at Clatter&Din bringing with her 25 years of industry experience. Susan is a Director's Guild UPM and a producer skilled in all aspects of creative production and post for commercials, corporate, and film. Her work has produced many awards: Tellys, Addys, Daveys, a Halo, and film festival accolades. She's developed and produced projects with many Northwest directors and crew, and has extensive experience working with productions both large and small maintaining the integrity and creative vision of every project.

Laila Kazmi, senior producer at KCTS announces REEL NW returns to KCTS 9. The popular KCTS 9 film series REEL NW features works by independent filmmakers from across our region. This season, more than half the films screening are made by women. The new season kicks off on KCTS 9, Sunday, May 7, at 5:00 p.m., with A Taste of Home, a documentary by filmmaking duo Tay and Val, who explore food and history in Seattle's Chinatown International District. New films are also streaming online at The new trailer is available here:

Miri Stone and Vicky Berglund-Davenport completed final photography of Light Me Up a short film about a couple trying to come to terms with a miscarriage. Disappearing into their fantasy worlds to deal with their grief, they must face their darkest moment fueled only by each other's courage in order to find their way home. Light Me Up Productions is founded by Vicky and Miri to make films that inspire and illuminate. They both love fantasy and good tear-jerking story.

Leah Warshawski announces another award for the feature documentary Big Sonya, bringing the total of festival awards to SIX for Leah, Todd Solliday, Sonya and the entire team!
Best Doc, Audience Award - Monadnack Intl Film Festival (MONIFF)
Best Film, Audience Award - Cleveland International Film Festival
Best Heartland Documentary - Kansas City Film Festival
Audience Award - Seattle Jewish Film Festival
Best Documentary - Napa Film Festival
Audience Award - Napa Film Festival

Jennifer Townsend's documentary, Catching Sight of Thelma and Louise will have World Premiere at CATE, Cinema at the Edge Film Festival, Santa Monica, April 30, 2017. Thelma & Louise are at the Edge Again! Jennifer Townsend's feature documentary illuminates the classic journey of its namesake through film clips and intimate stories by film-goers who experienced Thelma & Louise in 1991, who share responses, connecting past to present, posing the question: "Has anything changed?" Preview audiences praise the film's authenticity, power, and ability to capture the Zeitgeist of our era. See the trailer, backstory, stories, and blog.Catching Sight of Thelma and Louisescreens 12:00 noon, Sunday, April 30th. Order tickets here

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