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FilmFrenzy helps showcase Renton | Our View

Renton FilmFrenzy 5 is just weeks away, when filmmakers find just the right spot in the city to tell their stories.

In telling those stories, filmmakers are also bringing what makes Renton special to a much  broader  audience.

Renton is indeed finding its place in a cultural industry – filmmaking – through FilmFrenzy but also through its partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival. SIFF will return for a third season next year at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center, a boost to the city’s cultural evolution.

That evolution deserves a Darwinian boost from our artists  – take note novice filmmakers and professional alike and register your teams before the Oct. 1 deadline.

And let us not forget that every film deserves an audience, the age-old endeavor of putting “butts in the seats.” A bit crude, but theatrical in making its point. So mark Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 on your calendars. The first date is the screening of all FilmFrenzy entries at the Renton Civic Theatre. The second is the Curvee Awards gala at IPAC.

City officials, commissions, private institutions like the Renton Civic Theatre and the Renton Historical Society are committed to growing the cultural arts offerings in Renton.  Whenever possible, lend them support and find a place in one of their seats.

 

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