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Only two weeks left to enter your A Story Runs through It video!

Deadline to enter your submission is September 1!

A Story Runs through It, organized by Next 50 Civic Action Committee, with support from Seattle International Film Festival, the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods, Swedish, and MSN Postbox, aims to capture Seattle’s civic fabric, engage and train communities in the art of filmmaking as a means to develop their own future narratives, and establish closer ties between Seattle neighborhoods. Participants will develop short videos of up to three minutes, with minimum running time of at least 60 seconds.

Citizens of all ages from the greater Seattle area are invited to participate in A Story Runs Through It.  Filmmakers may approach their topics through a variety of techniques including interviews with subjects, histories of events or locations, mythologies, fictions, examples of good works or local agents of change, and neighborhood needs or improvements. Filmmakers may also feature any region of the city, regardless of their residential address. Submission requirements, rules, prizes and more are available at the project’s website, /filmproject. For more information on the project, contact Karin Butler (

The Next Fifty continues through Oct. 21 with events, attractions and family activities focusing on Arts, Culture and Design, History, Learning, Commerce and the Innovation Economy, and Civic Action. For more information on The Next Fifty and Seattle Center, visit or call 206 684-7200.