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Update to the Reel NW Blog

Reel NW brings you the very best in independent films from or about the Northwest. But even with an extensive lineup, there will always be film projects we love, but are unable to include in the series. We aim to make this blog a place where we can go beyond the films we broadcast and/or stream. Visit the Reel NW Blog to learn about regional productions that we feel are compelling and worth checking out.

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:

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.

Seattle film festivals

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.

Reel NW and Indie Seattle

Reel NW: Bone Wind Fire

Reel NW and Indie Seattle
By Robert Horton

This week's Reel NW title is Bone Wind Fire, Canadian filmmaker Jill Sharpe's examination of three artists and their habitats: Georgia O'Keefe and the American Southwest; Frido Kahlo and Mexico; and, closest to home, Emily Carr and the green density of British Columbia.

Reel NW films selected for the 2013 PBS Online Film Festival



PBS ONLINE FILM FESTIVAL 2013


The Pacific Northwest will be represented at the second annual PBS Online Film Festival. Three short films from KCTS 9’s Reel NW series are among the 25 short films that are featuring in the 2013 festival.

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