Mountlake Terrace resident creates film festival for Washington state college students

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Mountlake Terrace resident Sophia Perez is behind the first-ever film festival created specifically for Washington state college students, and the public is invited to attend for free this Saturday at Shoreline Community College.

The Northwest College Film Fest (NWCFF)  was conceived by students in the Shoreline Community College Film Club, of which Perez is president, and is being judged by film industry professionals. Entrants will be able to have their works screened in front of an audience of their peers and community members this Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. in the SCC Theater, 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline. The screening will conclude with judges’ awards for the top films and screenplays.

Perez said that when she took the position of SCC Film Club president, her goal was to help make Shoreline a recognizable institution in the film community.

“I knew that I wanted to do something important, not just to put Shoreline’s film department on the map, but to foster a community relationship with our peers that we would not otherwise have,” Perez said. “I was happily surprised to see that we succeeded in getting submissions from as far away as Walla Walla, and that these are such high quality works. We’re excited to show them!”

Award categories will include best short narrative, experimental film, documentary, animation, film reel and screenplay. The screenplay competition is sponsored by Virtual Pitchfest.

To learn more, visit the NWCFF Facebook page.

 

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