Racial Cinequity
Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Racial Cinequity

We feel fortunate to have such great partners with SIFF and we loved that they kicked off a conversation about racial equity in filmmaking, held as part of the SIFF Film Forum at the 45th festival. We're going to continue that conversation at this month's WIF monthly professional development event. Join representatives from the Northwest Film Forum, Tasveer South Asian Film Festival, Seattle Latino Film Festival, Langston Hughes African American Film Festival, and Seattle Asian American Film Festival for a probing conversation around experiencing and supporting Seattle's various filmmaking and filmgoing communities.

“Racial Cinequity” will take place on Wednesday, June 12th and is part of Women in Film's monthly professional series to support members and the larger film and media community. PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS MOVED FROM OUR TRADITIONAL TUESDAY TO WEDNESDAY EVENING to accommodate panelists.

These WIF events are an opportunity to connect with peers, join a panel discussion, share stories of your latest gig, find out what's happening in the organization, show off a project or a work-in-progress, and have a glass of wine. Second Tuesday’s events are spirited, inspiring, educational, entertaining and fun. They are open to members of all levels - women and men. Entry for all paid members of Women in Film Seattle is free; guests and the general public: $6. Second Tuesday’s venues and dates change occasionally so check the website and our Facebook page for updates.

6:30PM Happy Hour: Mingling and wine
7:00PM Event

Venue for this event: Pound Studio in Capitol Hill 1216 10th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122

More info on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/381396852489862/

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Stories of Us: Camp Second Chance
Jun
1
12:00 PM12:00

Stories of Us: Camp Second Chance

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle

Directed by Melinda Raebyne, Women in Film Member
Director Melinda Raebyne embeds herself at one of Seattle’s homeless camps over one winter, challenging public ignorance and humanizing a population that locals would rather neglect.

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Our Bodies Our Doctors
Jun
1
11:00 AM11:00

Our Bodies Our Doctors

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle

Directed by: Jan Haaken
The daily lives of abortion providers who ensure that women have access to skilled, compassionate care is chronicled in this intimate documentary that goes behind the scenes of reproductive health centers.

trailer : https://vimeo.com/231144087

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Patrinell: The Total Experience
May
27
3:00 PM15:00

Patrinell: The Total Experience

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle

Directed by Andrew Elizaga and Tia Young
The story of the indefatigable Patrinell Wright and her Total Experience Gospel Choir, an internationally recognized Seattle institution, told against the backdrop of the Central District’s gentrification and our city’s racial history.

trailer: 
https://vimeo.com/240776027

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Destination Northwest, a short film program at SIFF
May
27
12:00 PM12:00

Destination Northwest, a short film program at SIFF

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle

These two short films by WIF members are a part of the Destination Northwest short film package at SIFF.

Retch
Directed by: Tifa Tomb
An unseen force kills travelers stranded on a broken-down bus.
Retch Official Film Website

Topless
Directed by Norma Jean Straw
Two strangers undergo breast removal operations, yet only one of them is asked to cover up when swimming at the pool.
Topless Official Film Website

 

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Patrinell: The Total Experience
May
26
4:00 PM16:00

Patrinell: The Total Experience

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle

Directed by Andrew Elizaga and Tia Young
The story of the indefatigable Patrinell Wright and her Total Experience Gospel Choir, an internationally recognized Seattle institution, told against the backdrop of the Central District’s gentrification and our city’s racial history.

trailer: 
https://vimeo.com/240776027

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The Art of the Short at SIFF
May
21
6:30 PM18:30

The Art of the Short at SIFF

Why make a short? The short film is often regarded as an abbreviated feature. But is it? How does the genre differ? What are the benefits and challenges of making a short film? Filmmakers share their thoughts and experiences and why they have chosen to work in this specialized art form.

Hosted by Women in Film - Seattle

Moderator: Virginia Bogert

https://www.siff.net/festival/the-art-of-the-short

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Good Kisser
May
18
1:30 PM13:30

Good Kisser

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle

Directed by: Wendy Jo Carlton

Hoping to add a little spice to their two-year romance, Seattleites Jenna and Kate open up their relationship to an alluring and enigmatic stranger, only to expose the cracks in their foundation.

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Good Kisser
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Good Kisser

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle

Directed by: Wendy Jo Carlton

Hoping to add a little spice to their two-year romance, Seattleites Jenna and Kate open up their relationship to an alluring and enigmatic stranger, only to expose the cracks in their foundation.

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SIFF Opening Night
May
16
7:00 PM19:00

SIFF Opening Night

Opening Night Gala: Sword of Trust

Women in Film Seattle member: Lynn Shelton is showing her latest film, Sword of Trust as the opening film of the 45th SIFF! Two women (Jillian Bell and Michaela Watkins) attempt to unload an inherited Civil War sword onto a curmudgeonly pawnshop owner (Marc Maron) and reluctantly enter a world of conspiracy theory and Southern disillusionment.

Start the Festival right by attending the Opening Night Gala, the best party of the year, at Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. The kick-off event is always a fabulous time, with hors d'oeuvres, desserts, and cocktails immediately following the screening. 

Tickets
General Admission:  $75 / $65 Members //  Buy Tickets HERE.

Red Carpet Experience: $275 Members/Non-Members // Red Carpet Tickets HERE.

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Second Tuesday: Distributing Your Film
May
14
6:30 PM18:30

Second Tuesday: Distributing Your Film

Join us Tuesday, May 14 for a Second Tuesday event that is devoted to exploring distribution and marketing. We’ll be pulling together a group of professionals with experience in distributing their projects — come and ask a question or two!

Stay tuned to this page for more information on panelists and location.

The Second Tuesday events are fun, stimulating, and entertaining. This is open to members of all levels, women and men. Entry for this event is FREE for members and $6 for the general public.

More info on the event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/523910094805919/

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WIF/SIFF Filmmaker Meet & Greet
May
7
5:30 PM17:30

WIF/SIFF Filmmaker Meet & Greet

St. John's Bar and Eatery
719 E. Pike Street, Seattle, WA 98122

Women in Film is a SIFF community partner and presenting sponsor of the SIFF Local Filmmaker Meet & Greet. Mingle with compatriots and colleagues, get your picture taken, enjoy good food and a glass or two. Professional WIF Members, come join us at the first party of the 45th Seattle International Film Festival season!

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Membership Party
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

Membership Party

Join us Tuesday, April 9 for our Membership Party! Bring a friend, meet a filmmaker, future colleague, or person of interest. Have a bite, raise a glass! We have a fun raffle door prize too.

This is a party reminding you of the benefits of membership and why it's important to support female leaders in our film community.

Come mingle with members, bring others who want to know more about our organization, and bring a pot luck dish if you wish.

The Second Tuesday events are fun, stimulating, and entertaining. This party is open to members of all levels, women and men. Entry for this event is FREE FOR EVERYONE!

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Mar
18
10:00 AM10:00

Film Day in Olympia

  • The Columbia Room in the Legislative Building 416 Sid Snyder Ave SW Olympia, WA 98504 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

On Film Day, creative professionals and businesses that provide support and services for motion picture production will convene in Olympia to show their support for the Motion Picture Competitiveness Program (MPCP) and Washington's film industry. 

Please join Washington Filmworks and others in the film community in meeting with your legislators on Film Day. These face-to-face conversations are one of the most powerful ways to share information with legislators on how the film community creates jobs, drives economic activity and makes Washington State a great place for filmmakers and creatives! 

If you are planning on attending: Click here to RSVP to Washington Filmworks. They will send out an RSVP packet closer to the date with more detailed information.


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Second Tuesday: Budgets Tips for Your Production
Mar
12
6:30 PM18:30

Second Tuesday: Budgets Tips for Your Production

Crash Course in Budgeting and Bookkeeping for Your Production!

Do you...
eat credit card interest from jobs?
need an estimate template?
procrastinate on estimates?
lose your receipts?
procrastinate on billing?
need to bill "something" to another department?

Then This WIF Event is for you!

Our Second Tuesday event will focus on production budgets, estimates, billing and tips for the whole crew!

Panel:
Jonathon Caso: Producer and Coordinator, Curious George Fanboy. Credits include: Man In The High Castle, Sadie, Automata, The One I Love

Elizabeth Heile: Director of Finance, Creative Programer, Operations Manager and Fashion Plate. Credits include Safety Not Guaranteed, Journey Quest, Strowlers

Jacob Leander: Live Action Producer and Man about Town. Credits include: Z-Nation, Microsoft, History Channel

Nikki Sherritt: Live Action Line Producer, Production Manager and Passionate Perfumer. Credits include Microsoft, NFL Films, Premera Blue Cross

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The Seattle Asian American Film Festival
Feb
21
to Feb 24

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) returns on February 21-24, 2019, at Broadway Performance Hall and Northwest Film Forum. The 84 films on the 2019 schedule feature the very best in recent independent cinema by and about Asian Americans. Following the opening night film Origin Story by Kulap Vilaysack, SAAFF will host its biggest Opening Night Party ever at historic Washington Hall, with live performances by Japanese Breakfast, Ruby Ibarra, and Jyun Jyun; with host Bri Pruett and DJ Spam I Am. For tickets and more information go to https://seattleaaff.org/2019/schedule/  

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SAL: Media Critic & Activist Soraya Chemaly
Jan
31
7:30 PM19:30

SAL: Media Critic & Activist Soraya Chemaly

Join our friends at Seattle Arts & Lectures for an evening with media critic & activist Soraya Chemaly on January 31 at Benaroya Hall. 

Chemaly is an award-winning author and director of the Women’s Media Center Speech Project. Rage Becomes Her: The Power of Women’s Anger (2018) is her conversation-shifting book that urges women to understand their anger, embrace its power, and use it for positive change.

SAL is providing members of Women in Film a discount to this event. Use code: WIFSAL to receive a 20% discount on tickets! 

Ticket information, visit: http://bit.ly/SALChemaly

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Second Tuesday: Speed Networking
Jan
8
6:30 PM18:30

Second Tuesday: Speed Networking

Bring a friend, bring your business cards and meet a filmmaker, colleague, person of interest! Practice your 3 - minute elevator pitch and join us.

The Second Tuesday events are designed to be fun, friendly, and entertaining. These events are open to members of all levels, both men and women. Entry for all paid members of Women in Film Seattle is free; cost for guests or the general public is $6. Donations to the WIF kitty jar for wine and nibbles are always appreciated, but not required.

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Holiday Party
Dec
11
6:30 PM18:30

Holiday Party

'Tis the season to get together and share some cheer! Come raise a glass and enjoy some potluck nibbles with fellow members & our local community. 

We'll be updating this page with more information. Looking forward to seeing you there!

For more information, visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/338623040024594/

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TST: Independent Contractors vs. Employees: A Discussion
Nov
13
6:30 PM18:30

TST: Independent Contractors vs. Employees: A Discussion

A convenience and cost-cutting approach used by small production companies is “outsourcing work” to independent contractors. This is instead of recognizing those workers as employees. Independent contractors don't require overhead and benefits, and if the employer decides it no longer needs their services, terminating the position is done with ease. But there are legal issues involved in this designation and if you aren't in compliance, you can find yourself in trouble.

This TST will explore the designation of employee vs. independent contractor with professionals on-hand to talk about legal implications, budgeting, and more. 

Come on out, join us for a glass of vino, and listen to smart panelists impart their wisdom on us. 

As always, WIF events are open to women and men. Currently members get in for free. All others pay $6.

GUEST PANELISTS:

Mel Crumb is L&I’s Employer Services Outreach and Education Specialist. In this position she explains workers’ compensation rules and regulations to make it is easier to do business with L&I. She has a strong commitment to make information accessible for everyone by breaking complex subjects down into manageable bites. Mel has been with L&I for 4 years and holds a Bachelor’s of Science from The Evergreen State College.

Joanne Ort is the Founder and Chief Accountant of Ort CPA, a Seattle-based innovative accounting firm specializing in small business bookkeeping, payroll, and taxes. She has been providing the arts and entertainment industry and has worked with productions such as Strowlers, The Console Wars, and Sold. She has been a trusted Board Member and Treasurer for Women In Film since 2009. Joanne received her Certificate in Film and Television Finance from Pepperdine University. She also holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and a Master's degree in Accounting with a concentration in Tax, both received from University of Washington. She is a Certified Public Accountant and a Quickbooks Advanced Certified Pro Advisor.

Melissa Purcell is a production designer and prop master in the media industry with credits that include Rushmore, Smoke Signals as well as local and national commercials. Melissa has served on the Women in Film Board and is currently on the Board of IATSE 488.

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Megan Griffiths' Sadie at Northwest Film Forum
Oct
19
to Oct 25

Megan Griffiths' Sadie at Northwest Film Forum

Sadie will be screening at various times at the Northwest Film Forum, October 19 - 25. Director Megan Griffiths will be in person on October 19 and 20th! This is a co-presentation of NWFF and WIF. WIF and NWFF members get in for $7.

(Megan Griffiths, US, 2018, 96 min)

Sadie – an observant and incredibly clever young teenager – desperately misses her father, who is enlisted in the military and just informed her that he will be staying longer for another tour. Her mother, Rae (Melanie Lynskey-Actress), has been trying to navigate being a good parent while battling her own loneliness and non-existent marriage. When Cyrus, a well-intentioned man with a painkiller addiction, moves into the neighborhood, he and Rae begin seeing one another, crushing Sadie’s idea of her family reuniting again. Insistent that her father will come back and their lives will be better with him in it, Sadie carefully plots to break up the new relationship, stubbornly refusing to see anyone’s side but her own.

Moving within the confined spaces of mobile homes and small rooms, writer and director Megan Griffiths creates a tense and emotionally suffocating space for both Sadie and Rae to connect. Along with the dark and damp setting, the subtle and charged performances by leads Sophia Mitri Schloss and Melanie Lynskey, make their situation even more desperate – this is all that they have. With a supporting cast including Tony Hale, Danielle Brooks, and John Gallagher, Jr., Sadie is as much a coming-of-age story as it is a mother/daughter story about relationships and how they affect each one of us.

Tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3611452?fbclid=IwAR3Y7pErthaLAiFTfZQqunekDiuPv8KCxnhLOlK9Gf6I1sNIo1jIlQ5br-Q

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Visual Effects and Post Production At Adobe
Oct
18
6:30 PM18:30

Visual Effects and Post Production At Adobe

VISUAL EFFECTS & POST PRODUCTION
Where: Adobe After Effects Office 801 N 34th St, Seattle, WA 98103
In partnership with AE (After Effects) Seattle & WIF Vancouver, WIF Seattle is crazy excited to host our next panel: VFX in Post Production! Speakers include surprise VFX veterans who have worked on some fairly well-known (wink) Hollywood features. Come join us as these bad-ass guests share their tales, insight, and wisdom. No tracking and compositing knowledge needed! 

Panel: Women in Post Production and VFX

Moderator: Karri McGough
Freelance producer with 16 years experience as an executive producer, post producer, agency producer and line producer. She has worked with many clients, agencies and post houses such as T-Mobile, Microsoft, Amazon, Wong Doody, DNA, Publicis, Prodigious and The New Blank. 

Panelist: Lesly Cazares
Lesly Cazares has been working in visual effects production for over six years. Today she is a Senior Production Coordinator at the prestigious Industrial Light & Magic, a division of the film production company Lucasfilm. Lesly has had the opportunity to work on several shows in a number of positions and shooting environments such as: Sony Pictures Imageworks; Method Studios; Image Engine Design Inc.; Producer and Editor of short films and advertising. Her credits include: Aquaman, The Christmas Chronicles, Deadpool 2, Thor: Ragnarok, Kingsman: The Golden Circle, Suicide Squad, among others.

Gena Felton
A Pacific Northwest native, Gena has worked as a producer in Seattle for the past 10 years—both freelance and on staff for various production companies including Lustre, Dystnct, RUN Studios, Urban Legend, SeeThink, Filmateria, Society and more. From live-action to post, she has worked on award winning campaigns—(and some shitty ones too)—for clients like Amazon, Microsoft, Ford, Vulcan, Washington’s Lottery, Alaska Airlines, Coca Cola, Cisco, Intel, Papa Murphy’s and many others no one has heard of. She lives in Magnolia with her husband and amazing cat Danger.

Morgan Fromme
Generalist motion designer/animator with a background of painting and illustration, I graduated from SCAD after growing up in Colorado. This past August I transitioned to freelancing after working at Strange & Wonderful for two years.

Vanessa Williams
Vanessa Williams has been deeply embedded in the film industry for 12 years. After gaining an MA in film theory at Kings College London, she attended film school out of Ealing Studios and it was there she began her career in post production. Vanessa has worked on projects for Technicolor, NBC Universal, Disney, Microsoft, Amazon, Nintendo, and Adult Swim, to name a few. She has had her hands on both feature films and television, as well as commercial and corporate. She is currently freelancing out of Seattle, WA.

As always, WIF events are open to women and men. Currently members get in for free, as well as members of AE Seattle. All others pay $6.

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Post Alley Film Festival
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Post Alley Film Festival

SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

Post Alley Film Festival is presented by Women in Film Seattle and Laughing Dog Pictures. This daylong event of women centric short films features established and emerging filmmakers. The festival showcases diversity, creativity, and talent from around the block and around the globe. It is one of the handful of events devoted to screening the work of women in film since 2003. 30 short films from 16 countries in a single day! There are breaks between the films’ thematic sections plus Mimosas in the morning and a reception in the evening.

TICKETS HERE: http://www.postalleyfilmfestival.com

and HERE: https://www.siff.net/year-round-cinema/post-alley-film-festival

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Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Happy Hour at the Tacoma Film Festival with WIF

Kick back Saturday afternoon, drink in hand, in the company of Women in Film Seattle!

Meet the team behind Women In Film Seattle, celebrate the women in film featured at TFF, and enjoy a refreshing beverage.

Women In Film is a nonprofit arts organization, part of an international community of women filmmakers that supports our members and the community through education and professional connection. 

They are committed to advancing the careers of women in the film and media industries; promoting diversity, and working to achieve pay parity and access.

For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1776667052459585/

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Academy Award Winning Filmmaker: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
Sep
13
6:30 PM18:30

Academy Award Winning Filmmaker: Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

  • Pigott Auditorium, Seattle University (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Two-time Academy Award-winning Pakistani director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is coming to Seattle for Tasveer South Asian Film Festival! She'll be showing her Oscar-winning film A Girl In The River and will participate in a post-screening interview. WIF is pleased to partner in presenting this event!

For more information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tsaff-launch-with-sharmeen-obaid-chinoy-academy-award-winning-filmmaker-tickets-48546194976

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TST (The Second Tuesday): Acting & Casting
Sep
11
6:30 PM18:30

TST (The Second Tuesday): Acting & Casting

Explore acting and casting at this month's WIF TST! Have you wondered what it takes to be an actor? How do you get a rep? Why reels are important? Interested in tips for working with and communicating with directors? Get these questions answered and more at WIF TST!

Panelists include: 

Lisa Coranado, Actor, Z Nation, Twin Peaks
Patti Kalles, Casting Director, Man In the High Castle, kalleslevinecasting.com
Melissa Baldauf, Talent Rep, Big Fish NorthWest
Danielle Krieger, Director, MINDCASTLE.TV

Come on out, join us for a glass of vino, and listen to these smart panelists impart their wisdom on us. 

As always, WIF events are open to women and men. Currently members get in for free. All others pay $6.

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Aug
19
8:00 PM20:00

Half the Picture Screening - Presented by Northwest Film Forum & WIF

WIF members get in for $7. For ticket information: Get Tickets

Amy Adrion’s essential documentary interviews scores of women in Hollywood, including Miranda July, Ava DuVernay, and Penelope Spheeris, to address the industry’s woeful record of promoting, sustaining, and advocating for female filmmakers. With candid behind-the-scenes stories and suggestions of how to promote and advocate for change, Half the Picture puts the viewer in the midst of an urgent and long overdue conversation.

Even in the wake of such blockbusters as Twilight (2008), Wayne’s World (1992), and Wonder Woman (2017), the number of movies directed by women has remained lamentably static for 20 years. Half the Picture offers thought-provoking and crucial information to understanding where the industry has failed and how to move in the right direction.

“Half the Picture is a vital, comprehensive documentary on a subject that’s so fundamental to the industry it’s about” – Leslie Felperin, Variety

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Members of NWFF and WIF

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