Seattle Documentary Association

The Seattle Documentary Association  (SeaDoc) organizes activities for the Puget Sound documentary film community to grow as filmmakers, support one another, creatively energize and have fun. 


Regular events are Nights Out, WIP (Works-In-Progress), and DocForest, an annual weekend filmmakers retreat.

Nights Out are bimonthly outings to watch some of the latest, best and controversial nonfiction films, and then walk over to a  nearby restaurant or bar to discuss the film and socialize.

EVENTS CALENDAR

Hey SeaDocers! We’ve been having a hard time keeping up with our monthly event announcements here.  So please make sure you’re on the mailing list, and check out the facebook page once in a while. (Note-you don’t have to join facebook to read the page.)  If you want everyone to know about a screen or unofficial event--this is a great place to post it. The official SeaDoc Events are up on the event section of the page.

Let’s Keep Building the SeaDoc Community


There are many documentary filmmakers in our area who don't know about SeaDoc yet.  So please send your lonely colleagues here to get on the mailing list. We also have a the facebook page.


            

Works in Progress: SeaDoc curates and hosts regular WIP screenings for our members every other month.  We are looking for short and feature-length films at the rough-cut stage. The discussion will be moderated and our goal is to create a safe environment in which to share your work, ask specific questions and receive constructive feedback.  Contact Gretchen Burger if you’d like to submit, or have questions.

gretchen@gretchenburger.net

First, we are pleased to report that DocForest 2012 was a resounding success!  We want to thank our speakers and participants for an inspiring, informative, engaging and fun weekend.  If you haven't seen them yet, check out the photos on the Facebook page.  For those who attended DocForest, we promise to send out the post-conference materials and contacts in the next few weeks.  


SeaDocers are rocking the house!

We just want to say how excited we are about the recent public successes of several of our members.  Congratulations goes out to Paul Kilbrew and Graeme Lowry for completing (or very close to it!) their film Am I Broken.  Congratulations also goes out to Elisa Haradon and Gabriel Miller who were awarded the Northwest Film Fund grant for their documentary in progress, Aurora Stories.   And finally, congratulations to Mike Attie (and his co-partner and honorary SeaDocer Meghan O'Hara), who won the North Points Pitch Forum, an Artist Trust grant, and just wrapped up an extremely successful Kickstarter campaign for their documentary in progress, In Country.   If you have news to share about your project, please send it along and we'll share it with the group!


Send in your submissions for the next Works in Progress screening

We hope to schedule one more works in progress screening this year.  Please send submissions to gretchen@gretchenburger.net.  We are looking for short and feature-length films at the rough-cut stage.  The discussion is moderated and our goal is to create a safe environment in which to share your work, ask specific questions and receive constructive feedback.    **While we can't take any credit for their success, we can say that all the films mentioned above have participated in the SeaDoc Works In Progress program.**


2013 Party!

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, it's getting to be that time of year again....Mark your calendars for the third annual SeaDoc party, Saturday, January 19th, 7:00 - 11:00 at Patricia Boiko's house.   More details coming soon.

 

Remember, you can always find us, and each other, on our Facebook page.


~ The SeaDoc Steering Committee