The Story Runs Through It – Neighborhood Film Project culminated The Next Fifty’s Civic Action month through a project that encouraged the creation of stories about Seattle’s civic fabric. The screening and awards ceremony took place at the SIFF Cinema Uptown and featured nine winning films in the categories of Youth Filmmaker, Adult Filmmaker and Civic Relevance. A video of the event is available at the Next 50 Global Channel.
The good folks at What’s Good 206? posted this report:
MCDM students were well represented. An audience award was given to MCDM student Dacia Saenz. MCDM students Erika Takeuchi, Shelby Barnes and Patrick Doherty also received special recognition and had their films screened. Link through to their films by clicking on their names.
This concluding event of Next 50 Civic Action Month culminated a multi-month effort to engage and train communities in the art of filmmaking as a means to develop their own future narratives and establish closer ties between Seattle neighborhoods.
Filmmakers were encouraged to approach their topics through a variety of techniques including interviews with subjects, histories of events or locations, mythologies, fictions, examples of good works or local agents of change, and neighborhood needs or improvements. They could feature any part of the city, regardless of their residential address, in videos of up to three minutes. Here is a list of the winner ad their films:
YOUTH FILMMAKER AWARD WINNERS:
- Lena Guevara, Better Food for Schools
- Jac Trautman, Generations Away from the Duwamish
- Tony Elevathingal, Issaquah
ADULT FILMMAKER AWARD WINNERS:
- Megan Leonard, Peter Edlund & Rachel Klein, Love, Seattle
- Shannon Snider & Stefanie Malone, The Night Shift
- Andrew Storey & Elizabeth Wilmott, Our Neighborhood Garden
CIVIC RELEVANCE AWARD WINNERS:
- Kiddist Emmanuel, Growing Food – Growing Community
- Aurea Astro, Maggie’s Neighborhood Story
- Briana Barrett-Squirrel, Opening Our Doors to Neighbors…and to Balance
SPECIAL RECOGNITION FILMS:
- Rebecca Sims – Bridging Boundaries – Seattle’s Glocal Community
- Erika Takeuchi, Defining Honor
- Dacia Sáenz, Get on the Floor!
- Shelby Barnes – It Takes a Man – Reflections of a Seattle Drag Queen
- Patrick Doherty, Rain City Rock Camp for Girls
- RecTech Interns, West Seattle Remix
AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNERS – a tie!
STORY RUNS THROUGH IT CO-CHAIRS
Scott Macklin and Christina Hulet
SEATTLE NEXT 50 SUPPORT
Karin Butler and Thompson