Renton annually becomes a giant film studio in October, when filmmaking teams take part in the Renton FilmFrenzy, a 50-hour filmmaking competition. Last year, 25 filmmaking teams from throughout the Puget Sound region participated.


Filmmaking teams compete for $1,700 in cash prizes and the coveted Curvee Awards. The Best Picture winner will also be screened at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) as a part of the Festival's week-long program in Renton in 2015.


Renton FilmFrenzy filmmakers may enter their films in one of two divisions: Student Division (high school and below) and Open Division. There is a $50 entry fee for the Open Division and a $25 entry fees for student competitors.


Films can be up to four minutes in length and must be shot completely in Renton. All genres of film are welcome, although films must be appropriate for all audiences.

Key 2014 dates:

September 1
FilmFrenzy Registration Opens


September 30
FilmFrenzy Registration Closes


October 1
FilmFrenzy Producer's Meeting
Renton History Museum


October 3-5
Renton FilmFrenzy Filming


October 10-11
Renton Best Fest
CARCO Theatre


October 18
FilmFrenzy Screening
IKEA Performing Arts Center


October 24
Curvee Gala Awards and NW Film Honors
Renton Pavilion Events Center