Cue Northwest is a partnership between Brick Lane Records and Northwest Film Forum. We believe connecting artists across disciplines creates a fertile environment for building community through art. Through a series of collaborative projects including production residencies and networking events, Cue Northwest will galvanize the film and music communities



We’ve selected a filmmaker: Congratulations Neely Goniodsky! As part of the residency, Neely will be creating an animated short film inspired by Night Walk from The One & The Other by Benjamin Verdoes


Neely has a BA in animation from Concordia University, Montreal, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London. She is interested in abstract narrative and visual experimentation. In her work she attempts to translate obscure reality into visual poetry. She explores a combination of traditional animation techniques including ink and paint on paper, cut-out collage, under the camera animation, 2D computer animation and compositing. Neely has directed and animated over twenty short animated films. Some of her noteworthy productions include ‘Pearl’ a short film she directed and animated at the NFB, and ‘The Smiths’ a production for Seattle University. She has received numerous Canada Council and CALQ grants. Her films were screened at many local and international film festival including the Ottawa International Animation Film Festival, Animafest, Zagreb, and NW Animation Festival, Portland.


Northwest Film Forum and Brick Lane Records are pleased to announce the Cue Northwest Music Residency. One Northwest band or musician will be selected to develop a Puget Soundtrack (live score) for The Holy Mountain, to be performed at Northwest Film Forum in 2017. The selected band will receive $2,000, access to professional mentors, rehearsal time at the Film Forum, and a recording of the performance. For a fun look at how we selected the film, take a look at the video!
Submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges:Sharlese Metcalf (KEXP/False Prophet/DJ), Erik Blood(musician/producer), Kelton Sears (Seattle Weekly music editor), and Susan Maughlin Wood (Seattle Composers Alliance). To submit: email your streaming link (Bandcamp or Soundcloud preferred) to cuenorthwest@gmail.com. If you prefer to submit physical media, email paul@nwfilmforum.org. The call for links closes September 2nd!
The judges will review the music submitted and select candidates for a second round of submissions. In this round, the smaller pool of applicants will be asked to score two short scenes from the film (one to be selected by the Cue Northwest team, another by the musician). The judges will review the score submissions and make a final selection for the residency. The winning musician will have a minimum of six months to develop the score, and will perform it at Northwest Film Forum in 2017.
Puget Soundtrack is a series of live score commissions presented by Northwest Film Forum. Past editions have been performed by: Kingdom of the Holy Sun, Vox Mod, Cabana, Cock & Swan, Newaxeyes, Tim Held andDave West, Ahamefule Oluo, Madeleine Cocolas, Lori Goldston, Ecstatic Cosmic Union, Erin Jorgensen,Lazer Kitty and Fungal Abyss.

COMMUNITY HAPPY HOURS Sponsored by Brick Lane Records and hosted by Northwest Film Forum, Cue Northwest community happy hours bring together musicians and filmmakers to meet each other, spark new collaborations, and hear updates about the projects created in Cue Northwest residencies.

Wednesday, May 18th & Friday, July 1st

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