LUCKY THEM

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Part indie darling, part wacky road trip movie, it’s not nearly as authentic as her earlier films. But it’s at least engaging enough to keep you watching, if only to learn the resolution of the story’s core mystery…

Posted on June 19, 2014 in Reviews by

RAZING THE BAR

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! [Worsley’s] film is more than just a scrapbook. It also explores how much a place like that means to the community that embraces it and critiques the morality of gentrification which often means the death of DIY institutions…

Posted on June 18, 2014 in Festivals, Reviews by

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL WRAP-UP

As you may or may not know, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest film festival in the world. This year, they screened 435 features and short films from around the globe. As you can imagine, it’s impossible to see everything, so I try my best to curate my personal program wisely…

Posted on June 12, 2014 in Festivals by

TIME LAPSE

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! While ‘Time Lapse’ is by no means perfect, King and screenwriter B.D. Cooper manage to make an absorbing movie about time manipulation without special effects, a la ‘Primer’ and ‘Safety Not Guaranteed’…

Posted on June 11, 2014 in Reviews by

TO BE TAKEI

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! Jennifer M. Kroot’s documentary profiles the life and achievements of this undeniably charming man and explores just why it’s so awesome “To Be Takei”…

Posted on June 3, 2014 in Reviews by

ZOMBEAVERS

2014 SEATTLE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL SELECTION! If you love single entendres, boobs and gore and don’t consider characters or plot important, you are going to love “Zombeavers”…

Posted on June 3, 2014 in Reviews by

SIFF 2014: BEHIND THE CURTAIN, PART TWO

In our last installment, we discussed best practices surrounding film festival deadlines and submission procedures. Today, we’re going to touch on a variety of topics connected to the theme of relationship building among film festival programmers and staff in support of furthering your career as an independent filmmaker…

Posted on March 20, 2014 in Features, Festivals by

THE SWEET SMELL OF SIFF 2013

The smell of SIFF is in the air. Only this year, thanks to Washington Marijuana Initiative 502, it’s a sweeter, more pungent aroma. The 39th Seattle International Film Festival, running from May 16th through June 9, has a pretty sweet line-up as well.

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Blogs by