Bits & Pieces
Call for filmmakers
The 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is in November, and organizers are asking for submissions of recent work by Aug. 1
The festival continues the Northwest Film Center’s tradition of bringing moving image artists together to share ideas, discover resources available to them, inspire, be inspired and to showcase their work.
New to the festival will be Fresh Film Northwest for filmmakers ages 13 to 19, a rebirth of the film center’s Young Peoples Film Festival.
NW Fest entries are judged by a prominent filmmaker, curator or critic — past judges have included Gus Van Sant, Matt Groening, Todd Haynes, Christine Vachon and John Cooper. Between 30 and 45 shorts are screened at the festival, with 10 to 15 selected for the Best of the Northwest Touring program.
For more info, go to www.nwfilm.org.
The Regional Arts and Culture Council’s “Work for Art” program, a collaboration of corporate supporters, has raised $823,693 from a record 1,988 donors in the sixth annual campaign for local arts and culture organizations. It’s an 8 percent increase in money raised from last year.
“Look how far we’ve come,” says Carole Morse, honorary chairwoman. “When we piloted this program in 2005 we raised only $52,000.”
— Jason Vondersmith