A trailer for the upcoming National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) is live and from the looks of it, this will be one awesome event! The festival will happen on April 25 -28 and will showcase the work of talented film makers from all over the world aged 22 and younger.
If you are someone looking to get some experience in working in Seattle’s film world, SIFF is looking for organized, efficient, resourceful interns in a number of different fields right now. Their internships include experiences in the community outreach, cinema marketing, cinema publicity, graphic design, individual giving & membership, and administrative fields. There are a ton of options for getting experience in the world of Film and Film Events.
Those interested should check out SIFF’s Interns page.
Post Alley Film Festival
The “absolute deadline” for submissions to the 2012 Post Alley Film Festival (PAFF) is this Friday, January 13. On Saturday, February 25, PAFF will screen two dozen hand-picked shorts that range from 3 to 25 minutes from noon to 6:30pm at the new SIFF Film Center in the Seattle Center.
STIFF Film Challenge
Heads up Seattle, the 2011 STIFF Film Challenge is coming up! This year’s exciting and original challenge is a fake movie trailer contest. The STIFF Fake Trailer Challenge is a collaborative film project where filmmaking teams compete to put together the best fake movie trailer over a 10 day period. The goal is to promote cooperation among filmmakers and bring together the local filmmaking community and produce completely unique and potentially hilarious trailers for non-existent films. Audience members will be voting on their top 3 favorite trailers. Pandering is acceptable, as is stuffing the audience full of friends and family. The top film will receive a STIFFY that will be presented at the awards ceremony. Past prizes for winning the challenge have included gear rentals and post-production services at Victory Studios and Glazers Camera, as well software packages from Entertainment Partners, posters autographed by Moby and a bunch of other goodies. It kicks off on Friday, April 29th and ends on May 9th. Team captains should send their team rosters to firstname.lastname@example.org. Check out the blue link for more information on this year’s STIFF challenge.