Friday, February 22, 2013

Washington State Studio Network Showcase highlights local filmmakers

The WSSN Showcase, March 1, highlights Washington state cinema produced by local citizens and shown in local venues.

The Washington State Studio Network (WSSN) and the Black Box Theatre at Edmonds Community College present the WSSN Showcase, a selection of Washington state’s finest cinematic talents, 7 p.m., March 1, on the Edmonds CC campus—20000 68th Ave. W, Lynnwood. Tickets are $7 and available online or at the door.

The WSSN has teamed up with Bellingham Film Festivals (BFF) to pioneer this rare opportunity in independent film distribution. "Independent film too often goes unseen and unheard, sitting in the basements, closets, and hard drives of their creators,” said John Baunsgard, head operator for WSSN. “This is a chance for Washington citizens to see what their neighbors are creating."

Currently, submissions are being accepted until Feb. 22. Selected submissions will be shown in Bellingham and in Lynnwood at the Black Box Theatre. The showcase will include films in categories such as animation, documentary, music videos, commercial, experimental, and amateur (17 and under).

The objective of the WSSN is to establish a working relationship for film distribution with college campuses and art house theaters. The WSSN also provides a co-op structure for local film companies to pool resources and cooperatively bring their individual visions to fruition, all while pioneering independent distribution.

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