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Reel NW Shorts Nominated for NW Regional Emmy Awards

The 50th Annual Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards are taking place this weekend and we are rooting for the following three Reel NW short films nominated for the aw

And the 2013 Reel NW Award Goes to...

2013 Reel NW Award
Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton wins second annual Reel NW Award

KCTS 9 and SIFF are pleased to announce that Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton—directed by Northwest filmmakers Eric Slade and Stephen Silha—is the winner of the second annual Reel NW Award, presented to a distinguished feature-length film with Pacific Northwest connections appearing in the 2013 Seattle International Film Festival.

KCTS 9 hosts an evening with the SIFF 2013 Fly Filmmakers


We were delighted to have Warren Etheredge host an evening with the SIFF 2013 Fly Filmmakers, Curtis Taylor, Lulu Gargiulo, Ben Andrews, Amy Enser, and SIFF 2013 Fly Films producer Amy Lillard. Check out the pictures from the event.



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Most watch short film from the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival

The Story of an Egg by Douglas Gayeton was the most watched short film of the PBS 2013 Online Film Festival.

Check it out:

KCTS 9 sponsors the 2013 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY)

KCTS 9 is proud to be a sponsor for the 2013 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), the largest youth film festival in the world.

Check out the lineup for NFFTY 2013, which will be held April 25-28 in Seattle.

Watch the trailer for the upcoming NFFTY 2013:

Downton Abbey: Looking back and looking forward (preview and parody)

The Dowager Countess, Violet, Downton Abbey season four, episode 7

Have you heard the news about season four? We're still reeling from the finale! And yet, we have every intention of watching the full season three marathon on Sunday, 3/24.

Downton Abbey Season 3 Wrap: Drink 'em while you got 'em (with cocktail recipes)

Matthew at dinner in Downton Abbey season three

Amie Simon brings us a final post wherein we drown our sorrows the old-fashioned way, with a cocktail (or three). Bottoms up!

So much happened this season on Downton Abbey, and SO much of it was tragic, I thought I’d offer up some cocktail recipes to toast a few of the good times and help relieve the pain Julian Fellowes caused us with the bad times. Feel free to sip slowly, or down quickly and pour another right away—whatever helps you get through it!

The best film corner in America

The best film corner in America
By Robert Horton

Considering the various past and upcoming film festivals in Seattle got me thinking about the intersection between moviegoing and moviemaking. I have always thought, or imagined, that a strong film culture that includes arthouse theaters, revivals of classics, college film programs and societies, and other such boosts to movie literacy, would be important to encouraging local filmmaking.

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Reel NW - Waking the Green Tiger

Seattle film festivals
By Robert Horton

Reel NW feature Waking the Green Tiger, is a documentary on the subject of the environmental response to a dam-building project on a wild river in Yunnan province in China.

Downton Abbey: Season 3, Episode 7: We love to be in love

Mary and Matthew, en route to Scotland in Dowton Abbey season 3, episode 7

Amie Simon writes: It’s here! The Downton Abbey season three finale! (Already? Bummer.) This week’s 2-hour episode wraps up the season with love blooming in some very unlikely places, lots of hilarity, drunkenness, joy, and … an unexpected shocker. Here are the highlights—and season 4 cannot come soon enough!

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