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Seattle Film Festivals Are Here

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Actually, I should say Seattle film festivals, Seattle film series and Seattle filmmakers are here. “They’ve been here for a long time Mulder”…um…never mind.

Were you at the Rawstock Short Film Festival last night (March 14th) at ACT Theatre (Kreielsheimer Place)? It was exactly as advertised. An eye popping animation, thrill-ride grindhouse action and irreverent comedy. My favorite film was “GIMME MUSIC, GIMME SHELTER”(directed by Shawn Telford). Justin Freet directed and starred in “New Beginnings” and it was really funny.

In January, The University of Washington Rome Center held it’s annual film series which celebrated the work of Italian Director Alex Infascelli. According to a blurb from the UW Rome Center, Infascelli…”cut his director’s teeth on pop videos for the likes of Nirvana, Prince and the Cocteau Twins and the slick-looking Almost Blue”. I’ll be there next year!

There’s still time to get to the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). This festival runs from May 22 through June 15. One new addition to SIFF is the Student Short Film entry. Grooming aspiring young filmmakers is cool.

Only the tip of the iceberg you say? Okay smarty pants, what did I forget to mention? Huh?