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Local Lens and Film Funding at Washington Filmworks
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Local Lens and Film Funding at Washington Filmworks
Sun Sep 22: 12.30pm

Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2019: Workshops

Washington Filmworks has been working hard, with help from the Film Leadership Council, to support local filmmakers by re-shaping our production incentive program and Innovation Lab. Come learn how you can access funding for your project through our groundbreaking new program, Local Lens, which approved 8 projects this year that are creatively driven by Washington residents. Also, engage in a design session to help us reimagine the Filmworks Innovation Lab, our smaller funding program to support local filmmakers and filmmakers using emerging technologies. And if thats not enough breaking news, we will also take a few minutes to introduce Whipsmart, a new non-profit in town to support you and the work that you do!  


What is the Local Lens and why should you care?
Application to Approval: success stories and best practices
Design Session:  Bring your best ideas about how Washington Filmworks can redesign our smaller funding program to work for local filmmakers?
Learn about a new partner organization, Whipsmart, and how it will support creative professionals looking for work and career development

Amy Lillard
Amy Lillard
Executive Director, Washington Filmworks

Amy Lillard is the Executive Director of Washington Filmworks, the private non-profit organization that manages Washington States film and production incentive programs.  Serving in this capacity since 2006, Lillard has worked with over 122 projects as part of the production incentive program. These projects have had over $386M of economic impact across Washington State and created over 21,000 jobs for Washington workers.

Lillard started her career as an independent film publicist out of New York and Los Angeles designing the release campaigns for groundbreaking films such at The Blair Witch Project, American Psycho and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels. Amy retired from publicity in 2000 and took a trip around the world. Two years and 42 countries later, she settled in Seattle where she has worked in various capacities including, director of publicity and promotion (SIFF 2003-04), festival director of the Reel Cinerama Film Festival (2003 and 2004), and producer of the Fly Filmmaking Challenge (2003-11).


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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