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Filmapalooza: A Peek Behind The CurtainsTuesday, January 17, 2017

How do you explain Filmapalooza to someone who has never attended? To squeeze all of the films, fun, parties, workshops, sightseeing, parties, networking, friendships, and parties into just one simple explanation can be quite a challenge. :)

But we know the best way to explain anything to a filmmaker is through film, so that's what we've decided to share with you today. Below are several short films (one from each of our last three Filmapaloozas) that will give you a peek behind the curtain at what really goes on during Filmapalooza!

Registration for this year's Filmapalooza Seattle is still open, so it's not too late to join us. This year's Filmapalooza will take place from March 1st - 4th in Seattle, Washington. We'll be screening all of our top 48HFP and genre competition films at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, which will also host our filmmaking seminars, Best Of screening and Awards Ceremony.

Filmapalooza promises an action-packed schedule. We will have 16 screenings over four days including all 137 City Winning films, 10 Special Genre films, two 48-Day Feature Films, a special Seattle and Grand Champion retrospective--and, of course, it all culminates in our Best of 2016 screening.

But watching films is not all--in addition, we've got fabulous workshops scheduled. There is something for everyone and all workshops feature a stellar group of industry professionals:

From Short to Feature--What it takes to make the transition

The Business of Acting--featuring a panel of top Casting Directors

Filmmaking Hacks for Making a Film on a Budget--presented by Adobe

Web Series 101: The Good, the Bad and the Truth About Going Viral

And, let's not forget our parties and receptions. Filmapalooza kicks off with a Welcome Reception on Wednesday afternoon. Thursday features a Pub Crawl and the return of the famous Filmapalooza Karaoke Night. Our annual Awards Party takes place on Friday night. New this year is a special Team Leader Networking Session. And there will be plenty of informal networking going on throughout the weekend.

Get all of the details on Filmapalooza venues, tentative schedule, and registration information at

Filmapalooza information

Check out the videos below for a behind the scenes look at what happens during Filmapalooza!

Filmapalooza Atlanta (2016)

by NOBS Film & Video

NOBS Film & Video on Vimeo

Filmapalooza Hollywood (2015)

Filmapalooza New Orleans (2014)

"Badges? We don't need no stinkin' badges!" --Blazing Saddles

If you like what you see in these videos, you can join us in Seattle and get full access to all Filmapalooza events by purchasing a badge of your own right now at Regular registration ends on February 5th, so make sure you sign up before then to guarantee your space without having to pay the late registration fees.

Get all of the details on this year's Filmapalooza at

Filmapalooza website

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