“ANNIE’S FIRST DATES” GETS THE GRAND PRIZE: We showed you the short, then told you it made the winners’ list. Now comes word from Jenny Hawes @ Penny Dreadfuls Productions that “Annie’s First Dates,” their entry into the “3-Minute Masterpieces” competition, won the Grand Prize. We asked Jenny what they got for winning; she replied, “Our co-directors, Mike Gaston and Brooke Montgomery, won 2 all-access passes to SIFF and classes from the Seattle Film Institute. Pretty sweet – we were all psyched.”
“DOCUMENTARY CHALLENGE” WINNER FEATURES WEST SEATTLEITE: This article (linked off the More page) led us to news that an 8-minute short featuring Cory Calhoun, who identifies himself online as a West Seattle resident, had won the “International Documentary Challenge” at a Canadian film festival. The article describes Calhoun as one of the world’s best anagrammers. The short will be featured in July on PBS and at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle; you can watch it online here.