Author Archives: Michael Seiwerath

Production Diary on Hot Splice

Christian Palmer, longtime Seattle short filmmaker and NWFF member, has financing in place for his first feature film, William Never Married. As he navigates development and casting, and moves into preporduction and the shoot, he’ll be posting updates on the … Continue reading

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Happy Hour at Sole Repair Wednesday

The monthy Happy Hour for the film and music community keeps growing.  The Mayor’s Office of Film and Music and WashingtonFilmWorks started this a few months ago, and it outgrew the small back space in MoeBar.  Now it’s accross the … Continue reading

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Improvements and the cost of doing business

We’re finishing up a round of facility improvements here at Northwest Film Forum, some of which we’ve been wanting to do for years.  Due to the support of 4Culture, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundations, Visual Apex, and individual donors, … Continue reading

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New York Times on new distribution models

In yesterday’s New York Times, Manohla Dargis cut to the core of how independent film, and film distribution has changed.  Discussing Jim Jarmusch, the Coen Brothers, and Spike Lee, she shows how far we have travelled from when they were … Continue reading

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The Wrestler picks up Golden Lion and distribution

In what has been a crazy whirlwind weeked for Darren Aronofsky’s The Wrestler, the movie won the Golden Lion at Venice, and after an all night bidding war, was bought by Fox Searchlight. The words coming out of Venice were … Continue reading

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Andrew Berends released from Nigerian internment

New York filmmaker Andrew Berends has been released by the Nigerian government to the U.S. Embassy.  Apparently he has to report back to the Nigerian SSS for processing Monday, but the worst is over. Here’s an e-mail from Andrew himself. … Continue reading

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Sweet Crude filmmakers supporting Andrew Berends

I have just spoken with Sandi Cioffi, director of Sweet Curde, who has been working for the release of Andrew Berends, the New York filmmaker detained in Nigeria.  They have been in contact with Aaron Soffin, Andrew’s colleague who is … Continue reading

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Legacy of ’68 at Bumbershoot

Following on the heels of our weekend series Summer of ’68 Revisited, the legacy of the global protests of 1968 will be explored at Bumbershoot.  Underground restauranteaur Michael Hebb of onepot fame has installed a 40′ table at Bumbershoot, and … Continue reading

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Shelton’s Humpday

After meeting at film festivals around the country, Lynn Shelton and Mark Duplass continue the conversation at NWFF’s September 2007 Filmmaker Saloon: Is Incest Best? Mumblecore and American Independent Cinema. Twelve months after shooting her last feature, and three months … Continue reading

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Stellar prodcuers in town tomorrow!

SIFF has a strong lineup of producers and industry folk for the Filmmaker Forums here at NWFF.  Come by tomorrow, and hear the latest from indie film producers nationally. Here is the list of panelists: Show Me the Money Friday, … Continue reading

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