Renton annually becomes a giant film studio in October, when filmmaking teams take part in the Renton FilmFrenzy, a 50-hour filmmaking competition.
Filmmaking teams will compete for $1,700 in cash prizes and the coveted Curvee Awards, which will be presented on October 22 at the Curvee Gala Awards at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. 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 2014.
In addition, there will be a showing of all films at the Renton FilmFrenzy Screening at the Renton Civic Theatre on October 19. The audience will have the chance to vote on their favorite film!
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.
This year’s judges are:
Beth Barrett, Director of Programming, Seattle International Film Festival
Tim Everitt, Owner, Tim Everitt Productions
Ali Mohsenian, Owner, Arc Media Studios
Adam Sekuler, Program Director, Northwest Film Forum
Mitch Shepherd, winner of the 2012 and 2011 Renton FilmFrenzy Best Picture awards and Renton Municipal Arts Commission Member
The Renton FilmFrenzy is sponsored by the Renton Community Marketing Campaign, which includes the Renton Chamber of Commerce, Renton School District, Valley Medical Center – UW Medicine, Renton Technical College, Renton Visitors Connection and the City of Renton.
Special thanks to our partners SIFF, Washington Filmworks, the Northwest Film Forum, Reel Grrls, and theFilmSchool.