On September 28, 2013, filmmakers and film community leaders from Washington State will attend the 2013 Seattle Film Summit, a participant-directed conference designed to address tough questions about the future of the Washington film industry.
The all-day conference at the Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle, runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The 2013 Seattle Film Summit consists of one group session and nine smaller panel discussions. Featured panelists are drawn from Washington’s film community leaders, and will be on hand to help answer questions about the future of Washington’s film industry.
Among the featured panelists are James Keblas, Director of Seattle’s Office of Film + Music; Amy Lillard, the executive director of Washington Film Works; Scilla Andreen, CEO and Co-Founder of IndieFlix: Chris Swenson, the Film + Special Events Program Manager at Seattle’s Office of Economic Development; and more.
The conference will be covered and sponsored by KCTS 9 and Puget Sound Access and will be a streaming live event. Other sponsors include: City of Renton, ArcMedia Studios, Seattle Composers Alliance, Mighty Tripod Productions, Talk It Up Productions, IndieFlix, Evil-Slave, and the Northwest Film Forum.
The queries, findings and conclusions of the Seattle Film Summit will be compiled into a vivera carta—a living charter—that calls upon community, business and civic leaders to effect the change needed professional media production to become a truly viable business model in Washington State.
The Seattle Film Summit is an official program of the 16th annual Local Sightings Film Festival, held at Northwest Film Forum. More information is available at localsightings.nwfilmforum.org.
Registration information for the Seattle Film Summit can be found at the official website: seattlefilmsummit.com.