Seattle, WA, April 17, 2012 -- The Emerald City upped its film game this week with the announcement by The Seattle True Independent Film Festival's Student Film Block that it has completed 16-film line-up for its 2012 Official Selections.
Short films from all across the world, including the UK and Australia, were selected to raise the bar and spotlight the high quality of student films.
The Student Film Block's Director, Daniel Hoyos, worked tirelessly to identify the best student films to include in the selection. “Requirements included 16mm film, high production value, and a large quantity of female helmed films as these are the rarities that set this fest apart from so many others,” Hoyos explained.
Student film genres are far-reaching and well represented. They include Mother, a hard-edged family drama directed by Laurel Parmet, the taunt thriller Tantamount to Treason, directed by British Filmmaker Andrew Hall, the castaway love story Alone together by local filmmaker Ben Kadie, and the dramedy Gone for the Day, by MJ Slide of South Carolina.
A $500 cash prize shall be awarded to the “Best of the Block” to support the filmmaker in funding his/or her next project.
Screening occurs in the Seattle University District at the historic Varsity Theater May 10, 2012 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets for this popular event at STIFF's Everbrite page: http://stiffstudentfilms.eventbrite.com
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