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! 


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.


For our second project, Northwest Film Forum and Brick Lane Records are offering a $2,000 residency for a Northwest band/musician to develop a Puget Soundtrack (live score) for a film. For this special edition of the Forum’s popular live score series, YOU, the voting public, have selected Holy Mountain! Now that the winning film has been selected, musicians will be invited to submit their music for consideration for the residency.

Judges for the music residency are: Sharlese Metcalf (KEXP/DJ), Erik Blood (Musician/Producer), Kelton Sears(Music Editor for Seattle Weekly), Susan Maughlin Wood (Seattle Composers Alliance)

Watch the video to see how we picked the film and see below for what happens next.

What’s next?

Here we go:

Aug 22-Sept 2: Round 1: Open call for Soundcloud or Bandcamp links representative of the submitting musician’s work

Sept 12: Round 2: A subset of Round 1 candidates will be invited to submit scores for 2 short scenes

Oct 12: Score submissions due

Oct 24: Music residency recipient announced


Get your round 1 submissions in via email to cuenorthwest@gmail.com and stay tuned for the round 2 selections from our panel of judges!

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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