S6 Ep. 11: A Community of Filmmakers and Film Lovers

September 12, 2019

Today’s extra episode of Seattle Growth Podcast features an interview with Vivian Hua, Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum. Hua is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer who previously co-founded The Seventh Art Stand and served as editor-in-chief of REDEFINE. In the interview, Hua gives insight into the Seattle filmmaking scene.

Contributing to the season’s theme on finding community in a dynamic city, she shares the work being done to foster community of filmmakers and film lovers at the Northwest Film Forum. Northwest Film Forum is a nonprofit film and arts center aiming to incite a public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences.

Hua offers lessons for other leaders in the arts and describes an the upcoming opportunity for listeners to engage in the arts: Local Sightings Film Festival, which will bring industry professionals, artists, and a diverse group of community members together for 10 boundary-pushing days September 20-29th.

Enjoying Seattle Growth Podcast? You will love the new feature-length documentary from Seattle Growth Podcast host Jeff Shulman: On the Brink. The Seattle Times hailed it as “A cautionary tale and a call to action in the face of Seattle’s rapid growth.” It has opened to sold out crowds and critical acclaim. Your next chance to see it is at MOHAI on October 19th at 1pm and 3pm. Visit https://mohai.org/event/on-the-brink-documentary-film-screening/ for details.

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