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

Post Alley Film Festival

SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison Street, Seattle, WA 98109

The Post Alley Film Festival is presented by Women in Film Seattle. This daylong screening event of female centric short films features established and emerging filmmakers. The festival provides a venue for the female voice in film with thought provoking works. 

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Post Alley Film Festival Call for Films: Final Deadline
Jul
3
12:00 PM12:00

Post Alley Film Festival Call for Films: Final Deadline

The Post Alley Film Festival is presented by Women in Film Seattle. This daylong screening event of female centric short films features established and emerging filmmakers. The festival provides a venue for the female voice in film with thought provoking works. 

To submit your film, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/PostAlleyFilmFestival

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Sadie, SIFF 2018
Jun
6
6:45 PM18:45

Sadie, SIFF 2018

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle
13-year-old Sadie lives at home with her mother while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his prolonged absence and when her mother begins dating a new man, Sadie takes extreme measures to end the relationship and safeguard her family through the only tactics she knows – those of war.

WIF member Megan Griffiths screens her homegrown feature at SIFF 2018 after premiering at SXSW.

 

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The Synergy of Editor & Director in Documentary Film, WIF at SIFF 2018 Festival Forum
Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

The Synergy of Editor & Director in Documentary Film, WIF at SIFF 2018 Festival Forum

Documentaries are a powerful medium that can entertain and effect social change. Editing the footage requires a keen sense of storytelling and the ability to see possibilities. Experts discuss the collaborative role of editor and director, how the editor shapes a story, interprets the director's vision, and determines what stays and what gets cut.

Panelists:

Sarah Menzies is a director, producer, and cinematographer. She founded her production company Let Media in 2012, creating short documentary films, including The Mirnavator (Director/Editor, 2017), A Steelhead Quest (Director/Editor, 2017), and Catch It (Director/Producer, 2014) which have screened at Mountainfilm, Banff Mountain Film Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival, and Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Her work has allowed her to venture into wild spaces to bring back amazing stories of strength, courage, and passion that highlight our common humanity. Seeking personal character-driven stories, Sarah made her feature length documentary directorial debut at the 2018 Hot Docs Film Festival and just screened at SIFF 2018. Afghan Cycles won The Aegis Living Film Grant, and is also sponsored by 4Culture, Encore City Arts, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Weekly, Washington State Arts Commission, Shoreline Community College, National Endowment for the Arts, Women In Film Seattle, The Seattle Times.

Vlada Knowlton is a documentary filmmaker whose feature length films include her first: Having it All, which was selected by PBS station KCTS 9 as the anchor program for the “Women Who Inspire” series in 2015, and went on to be broadcast by Oregon Public Broadcasting. Her current documentary The Most Dangerous Year, premiering this year at SIFF 2018, was awarded the Professional Grant from Women in Film Seattle and an Open 4Culture Grant. Prior to becoming a filmmaker Vlada worked at Microsoft. She holds a B.Sc. in Psychology from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Cognitive Science from Brown University. The Most Dangerous Year Description: In 2016 a group of Washington State families with transgender kids joined the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping through the nation and into their home state. With the help of a coalition of state lawmakers and civil rights activists, these families embarked on an uncharted journey of fighting to protect and preserve their children’s inalienable human rights and freedoms in this present-day civil rights movement.

Sandy Jeglum is an independent video editor with over a decade of experience editing short and feature-length documentaries. Her producing/editing work includes shorts for the non-profit KIVA (2013), Foundation for Women (2013), and the Living Oceans Foundation (2013). As a digital media producer, Sandy managed successful crowd- funding campaigns, most recently for Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey (SIFF 2017). Sandy is co-producer/assistant editor of the award-winning documentary Crazywise (SIFF 2017) and editor of the award-winning feature-length documentary Headhunt Revisited (Cascadia International Film Festival 2018). Driven by the power of storytelling to expand perceptions, increase empathy, and promote social change, Sandy’s passion lies in creating captivating, human-centered stories.

Ali Scattergood is a documentary filmmaker and photographer currently based in Seattle, WA. Ali started her documentary career Co-directing and shooting a documentary film with the Martha Graham Dance Company and the Interlochen Arts Academy's dance department back in 2008, and since then has worked all over the country photographing and producing for some of the best filmmakers in the industry. Recently, Ali was the Assistant Producer and Assistant Editor on Ken Burns' documentary Mayo Clinic: Faith, Hope, and Science. Ali has also worked on several other Ken Burns' projects such as Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies, The Life and Times of Jackie Robinson, The Address, and the The Vietnam War. Currently, Ali is Producing an independent feature length documentary, Velvet Citizen, about a man's journey to pursue his life long dream of sailing around the world after spending over 40 years building he boat by hand in his backyard in Czechoslovakia. A Wisconsin native, Ali graduated from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin with a degree in Studio Art, with an emphasis on analog photography and digital media. She is also a graduate of the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies, where she received a graduate certificate in documentary photography and video.

WIF will announce more panelists closer to the event, which should include some of the documentary filmmakers in attendance for SIFF 2018.

Moderator:
Virginia Bogert has directed and edited hundreds of documentary shorts. Her long form documentaries; Pike Place Market: Soul of a City; Healing a Soldier’s Heart; and The Fly Filmmaking Challenge, have been broadcast on PBS KCTS 9 and screened at multiple festivals. Her documentaries for MoPOP have screened world-wide. Virginia’s award-winning narrative short films, seen on PBS, have had successful festival runs. Virginia is President Emerita/Community Liaison of WIF Seattle.



 

 

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The Most Dangerous Year, SIFF 2018
Jun
2
1:00 PM13:00

The Most Dangerous Year, SIFF 2018

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle
In 2016 a group of Washington State families with transgender kids joined the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping through the nation and into their home state. With the help of a coalition of lawmakers and civil rights activists, these families embark on an uncharted journey, fighting to protect and preserve their children’s inalienable human rights in this present-day civil rights movement. Writer, producer, director Vlada Knowlton's premieres her Women in Film Grant winning documentary at SIFF 2018.

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The Most Dangerous Year, SIFF 2018
May
29
6:30 PM18:30

The Most Dangerous Year, SIFF 2018

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle
In 2016 a group of Washington State families with transgender kids joined the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping through the nation and into their home state. With the help of a coalition of lawmakers and civil rights activists, these families embark on an uncharted journey, fighting to protect and preserve their children’s inalienable human rights in this present-day civil rights movement. Writer, producer, director Vlada Knowlton's premieres her Women in Film Grant winning documentary at SIFF 2018.

 

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May
28
12:00 PM12:00

Legends of the PNW, SIFF 2018, presented by WIF

Ten exceptional short films from across Washington State shine a light on the diverse stories, historical and fanciful, that provide the foundation of our society. WIF Members included in this screening:

  • Always, directed by Angela DiMarco: A couple who have just lost their child must readapt in their relationship and within themselves.
  • I See Through You, directed by Lael Rogers: This narrative music video explores a fantasy landscape with secrets all its own.
  • Mehndi, directed by Sudeshna Sen: Secrets shared at an Indian bridal shower forever change two young women.
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Sadie, SIFF 2018
May
27
2:30 PM14:30

Sadie, SIFF 2018

Seattle International Film Festival Selection, presented by Women in Film Seattle
13-year-old Sadie lives at home with her mother while her father serves repeated tours in the military. Sadie is extremely attached to her father despite his prolonged absence and when her mother begins dating a new man, Sadie takes extreme measures to end the relationship and safeguard her family through the only tactics she knows – those of war.

WIF member Megan Griffiths screens her homegrown feature at SIFF 2018 after premiering at SXSW. Produced by WIF member Lacey Leavitt and edited by WIF member Celia Beasley.

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Warrior Women with short film Shell No, SIFF 2018
May
21
7:00 PM19:00

Warrior Women with short film Shell No, SIFF 2018

Seattle International Film Festival
WIF member Tracy Rector has her short film, Shell No, which will be screening before the feature documentary Warrior Women.

Shell No, Director, Tracy Rector 
The protests against oil production from Standing Rock to Seattle's oil rig are invigorated by the music of Khu.éex'.

Warrior Women is from directors Elizabeth A. Castle, Christina D. King and follows famed Indigenous and women's rights activist Madonna Thunder Hawk and her daughter Marcella are highlighted in this uplifting yet heart-rending documentary about an indomitable spirit undeterred by age or government apathy.

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Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night

Opening Night Gale: The Bookshop
FILM: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall
PARTY: Fisher Pavillion (21+)


Spanish director Isabel Coixet heads to the English coast circa 1959, where a headstrong widow (Emily Mortimer) opens a bookstore in a sleepy village and encounters both pride and prejudice from the provincial locals. Winner of Best Film, Director, and Screenplay at Spain's Goya Awards.

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
Includes admission to the film, entry to the Opening Night Party, and two drink tickets. https://myaccount.siff.net/tickets/buy.aspx?fid=348&id=41612

Red Carpet Experience: $275 Members/Non-Members
Includes admission to the film with valet parking, reserved section seating, a premium gift bag, entry to the Opening Night Party, and unlimited drinks. *This is a fundraiser for SIFF* https://myaccount.siff.net/tickets/buy.aspx?fid=348&id=41780

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The Second Tuesday
May
8
6:30 PM18:30

The Second Tuesday

Commercial Producers Panel

TV spots. Marketing videos. Branded content. Explainer videos. Social content videos. Commercial work is a huge part of production AND our Seattle WIF member portfolios. Join us this May 8th for WIF's Commercial Producer panel, where we'll hear from a variety of commercial backgrounds and experiences. Come with your questions, industry predictions, thoughts, excitement!

Thanks to these fierce and smart producers joining us on the panel:

Sarah Crowe
A producer who has been working in film for over a decade, assistant directing and producing such films as Lane 1974, Dyna Does Dressage, Welcome to Doe Bay and many more. Sarah transitioned from independent film to producing for large TV shows and corporate shoots, including Top Chef season 10, Diamond Diver’s, Jump City, and more. Sarah is now a full time producer at Amazon, working in the internal Ad agency D1 Creative for the past three years, and recently produced all of the social content for the 2018 Amazon Super Bowl campaign and 2 broadcast spots for Mothers Day that are currently airing.

Kesshann Cortez
Executive Producer with experience at traditional agencies and production companies. He has worked on award winning campaigns for agencies such as 72 and Sunny, Saatchi & Saatchi, CP+B, Sapient Nitro, TBWA/Chiat/Day and have managed initiatives for Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Coca-Cola, Intel, Microsoft and Amazon.

Tara Poynter
Currently a Senior Producer at Leafly. Her previous experience includes: Supervising Producer for Workhouse Creative, Producer for Trailer Park based out of LA and many more.

Karri McGough
She is currently a freelance producer but her previous work includes Executive Producer at Lustre Studios, Producer for Xbox, and Broadcast Producer for Creature. She has a ton of work under her belt from TV spots, marketing videos and social spots for international accounts. She’s done it all.

Come on out, join us for a glass of vino, and listen to these smart producers impart their wisdom on us. Great opportunity for you freelancers out there!

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

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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 44th Seattle International Film Festival season!

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Post Alley Film Festival Call for Films: Regular Deadline
Mar
23
12:00 PM12:00

Post Alley Film Festival Call for Films: Regular Deadline

The Post Alley Film Festival is presented by Women in Film Seattle. This daylong screening event of female centric short films features established and emerging filmmakers. The festival provides a venue for the female voice in film with thought provoking works. 

To submit your film, visit: https://filmfreeway.com/PostAlleyFilmFestival

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