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Seattle Festival Redefines Quality of Student Films

Seattle, WA, April 16, 2012 --( The Emerald City upped its film game this week with the announcement by The Seattle True Independent Film Festival's Student Film Block that it has completed 16-film line-up for its 2012 Official Selections.

Short films from all across the world, including the UK and Australia, were selected to raise the bar and spotlight the high quality of student films.

The Student Film Block's Director, Daniel Hoyos, worked tirelessly to identify the best student films to include in the selection. “Requirements included 16mm film, high production value, and a large quantity of female helmed films as these are the rarities that set this fest apart from so many others,” Hoyos explained.

Student film genres are far-reaching and well represented. They include Mother, a hard-edged family drama directed by Laurel Parmet, the taunt thriller Tantamount to Treason, directed by British Filmmaker Andrew Hall, the castaway love story Alone together by local filmmaker Ben Kadie, and the dramedy Gone for the Day, by MJ Slide of South Carolina.

A $500 cash prize shall be awarded to the “Best of the Block” to support the filmmaker in funding his/or her next project.

Screening occurs in the Seattle University District at the historic Varsity Theater May 10, 2012 from 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Seating is limited. Reserve your tickets for this popular event at STIFF's Everbrite page:

About the Student Film Block
The Student Film Block (Student Block) is a program designed to help student Filmmakers age 16-22 showcase their latest films. Daniel Hoyos suggested the idea of letting the festival accept student made productions back in December 2011. This year the program will be screening 16 short films from local, national and intentional filmmakers from around the world.

About Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF)
The Seattle True Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition of Independent, underground, experimental and zero budget films. The festival endeavors to provide cultural exchange and educational opportunities by bring a diverse selection of films to the area and provide a place for networking between local filmmakers, visiting filmmakers and the public. The Festival runs for nine days from May 4–12, 2012, in Seattle.

Contact: Daniel Hoyos
Twitter @danielhoyos
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