KCTS 9’s popular indie film series REEL NW is back, to the delight of film buffs throughout the Pacific Northwest. From thought provoking feature documentaries to narrative shorts, animations, and student films, REEL NW showcases our region’s talents, stunning environment, and the issues that affect us. This summer, REEL NW offers a slate of brand-new films which will air on KCTS 9 July 18 – 24 and stream at KCTS9.org. REEL NW films are made by Northwest filmmakers, shot in the Northwest, or feature a Northwest subject.
“Seattle is home to a strong independent film community and we are honored to play a role in it by providing a vital platform to local indie filmmakers from across the Pacific Northwest,” said REEL NW series producer Laila Kazmi. “The diverse films selected for this year’s lineup celebrate local artists, challenge our perceptions of global issues, and enlighten us about our communities and our environment.”
REEL NW champions the work of a talented local independent filmmaking community by bringing the work of the best and the brightest filmmakers to public television audiences here in the Northwest, and across the country. In 2010, KCTS 9 launched REEL NW to broadcast and stream the best features, documentaries and short films in Washington state, British Columbia and beyond. Since then, REEL NW films have earned seventeen Northwest Regional Emmy® Award nominations and received four Northwest Regional Emmy® Awards.
Check out the lineup, watch the films and get to know the filmmakers through interviews available online at KCTS9.org/reelnw. Throughout the year, exclusive online content will include behind the scenes glimpses, interviews with the filmmakers and web extras.