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Location of the MonthOur Location of the Month is the Yakama Scenic Byway, with big skies, historic towns and stargazing beauty. You can check it out here.

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Sundance Comes to Seattle: Artist Services Workshop at Local Sightings

Local filmmakers are in for a special treat this month: Sundance Artist Services, a program from the Sundance Institute that "empowers filmmakers navigating the changing business of independent film," is coming to Seattle to participate in a workshop on everything from creative funding, production, marketing, and distribution.  The daylong workshop caps off the final day of the 19th annual Local Sightings Festival, Seattle's only film festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers, organized by Northwest Film Forum. Washington Filmworks is pleased to be one of the sponsors of the event. Read all about it here.
Zombie Invasion: Z Nation Comes to Snohomish County and Premieres Season 3

The zombies are coming! For the past three years the cast and crew of Z Nation has been based out of Spokane. This season, Z Nation gathered their undead and travelled to Snohomish County, specifically the towns of Index and Everett, to shoot some key scenes.Wendy (Becker) Poischbeg, Snohomish County's economic and cultural development director, implements the Tourism Promotion Area (TPA) grant, which brings more than an additional  million dollars in annual revenue to Snohomish County and  draws in productions like Z Nation.  Read all about why Snohomish County was a top choice for Z Nation in this blog post.

Ruth West's ATLAS in Silico

9e2 Festival: Where Science and Tech Meets Art

In 1966, a group of artists and engineers got together for a series of performances called "9 Evenings" in New York City. Fifty years later curator John Boylan is recreating the festival in Seattle, pairing multimedia artists and performers with scientists and engineers to explore creativity, technology and art for nine evenings at King Street Station in Seattle. Today's tech landscape looks vastly different from that of the original 9e2, and the Seattle festival will feature virtual and augmented reality, interactivity, motion sensing technologies, advances in neuroscience, and big data to tackle subjects from the environment to language, history, and culture. Find out more about the festival, and how to get tickets, here.
Tracy Rector Wins the 2016 Stranger Genius Award

So much talent graced the stage of the Moore Theatre for the 2016 Stranger Genius Awards that it was hard to keep track. This year, all three nominees for film: filmmaker and entrepreneur Sandy Cioffi, all-around film industry dynamo Mel Eslyn, and indigenous activist and Innovation Lab recipient Tracy Rector, have worked with Washington Filmworks in some capacity. You can check out our blog posts about  SandyMel, and  Tracy to read more about what they do. We were so proud to see all of their achievements recognized, and want to extend a warm congrats to  Genius Award winner Tracy Rector! 

Tracy Rector. Photo Credit: Victoria Holt
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