Though overshadowed by media capitals like Los Angeles, New York, Vancouver and other cities, Seattle boasts a vibrantly progressive film and media community. With issues of the environment, homelessness, gender equality, and queer identity often at the forefront, media production in Seattle and the larger Pacific Northwest region provides a unique site for cinema and media scholars to engage with relevant and emerging cultural trends.
A panel of Seattle and Pacific Northwest professionals in the world of film, television, and new media will share video clips and short films highlighting their work, accompanied by a conversation and Q and A session that explores their contributions to the broader U.S. and global film and media culture.
Lacey Leavitt – Producer/Electric Dream Factory
Beth Barrett – SIFF Artistic Director
Amy Lillard – Executive Director of Washington Filmworks
David Drummond – Location manager (will present reel on Seattle film and television history)
Sam Berliner – Filmmaker and Festival Director for Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival
MiPops – UW-based archive for Pacific Northwest film (will present a reel recently curated for the Wing Luke Museum)
Tony Fulgham – Creative Director for All is Well (Seattle based commercial production)
Sandy Cioffi, Fearless 360, Seattle based VR company