Film

Feature films, short documentaries, upcoming festivals, calls for filmmakers, and more. Mark your calendar for SpIFF, the annual Spokane International Film Festival, going strong for over twenty years. Visit local independent theater gems like the Magic Lantern and Garland Theater, who screen work by local filmmakers. 

Artist
Shaun Springer

Who is this Shaun guy, and why is he so awesome? Director, writer, ninja, editor, part-time lover, part-time fighter, and Astronaut Enthusiast.Shaun Springer is a pretty cool guy that you should know. His work includes Directing films, commercials, documentaries and music videos. He was also worked professionally as a screenwriter, and script doctor. His feature film, “The Garageland Chronicles” was shot entirely in Spokane and has played at film festivals all over the US, as well as throughout the UK & Europe. He is the author of the children’s book “Nobody Cares About Jimmy,” and his favorite Batman is Kevin Conroy. As for being so awesome… You’ll just have to find out for yourself.

Artist
GrandMixer GMS

I am a DJ, turntablist, remixer, music producer, and visual artist. I first touched the turntables as a breakdancer at 11 years old, and in 1986 became the 1st DJ to mix for commercial radio in Spokane, Washington – at just 14 years old. As a turntablist, I won the 1993 Inland Northwest Battle of the DJ’s and began mixing with Tobin Costen on Spokane’s then only all rap show that same year. The follo­wing year I began mixing for music legend Nasty-Nes on Seattle’s KCMU Rap Attack until retiring from music in the mid-90’s. However, I picked up the needles in 2020 to reunite with Nasty-Nes for KFOX Nightbeat where I can be heard mixing every Sunday night from 9-11pm on RainierAvenueRadio.world. In 2020, I became the 1st Spokane DJ to mix on “Sway In The Morning” – the world’s #1 Hip-Hop radio show. My mixes consistently rank in the top 10 on Mixcloud’s Global charts – even hitting #1 on multiple charts – and after working with former Eazy E artist, Tairrie B, on her recent album, “Feminenergy,” I became her DJ/Remixer.

Artist
Juan A Mas

Juan A Mas is a Producer and Director in Film Television and Theater. In the last twenty-five years, he has produced in theater and film in Spokane, Los Angeles, and internationally in several Eastern European countries. Locally he has directed and helped produce theater for Spokane stages while also being a director for SYFY Channel television show Z Nation that was shot here in Spokane. He also is an active art community organizer at the city level and the state level. He regularly is a guest speaker at local schools and colleges as he shares his experiences of working in the performing arts. Juan is a co-founder of the 50 Hour Slam Film Festival, Spokane Film Project, and Spokane Theater Arts Council. He is an organizer for One Heart Native Arts and Film Festival and the Music Video Jams. He has served on Washington Filmworks’ board and was a Spokane Arts Commissioner. Presently he is on the advisory board for District 81 and Mead CTE programs, Spokane Falls Photography and Video Department and on the board of WHiPSmart, a new statewide chamber of commerce focusing on the creative economy. What he enjoys is being part of programs that allow people from different disciplines to collaborate and create together. Programs that focus on new emerging artists and helping the artistic voice of the Spokane region to be a better representation of our diverse community.