This year’s Fly Filmmaking Challenge shifts the focus from individual directors to local production companies. B47 Agency, Digital Kitchen, Foreign American Pictures, Royale, & World Famous will each make a short film with the theme, “Seattle, I Love You,” premiering at the 2014 Festival. GET EXCITED.
Each production company will create a 5 - 7 minute film within a three month timeframe, January 15 - April 15. The film must be a self-contained love story that uses Seattle as a character, background, or inspiration. All films must also incorporate one of five Festival venues (SIFF Cinema Uptown, Egyptian Theatre, Moore Theater, Cinerama, or SIFF Film Center) in some way. The production companies will also have access to the Bad Animals facility for post-production sound design, the Seattle Composers Alliance to create original music, the Seattle Office of Film + Music for facility and locations permits, and SAG/AFTRA for a consultation on their short film agreement.
The finished films will premiere at the 40th Seattle International Film Festival on Monday, May 26, 2014.
Read the full press release HERE!