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.

Event: Opens January 18
Washington Lawyers for the Arts – Legal Advice Week

Washington Lawyers for the Arts is pleased to announce WLA Legal Advice Week for January from January 18 – 22, 2021.  Join in this week-long pro bono telephone clinic where artists and arts professionals statewide can get 30 minutes of free advice related to their legal issues. WLA LAW starts January 18, 2021. The telephone legal clinic will continue for the foreseeable future along side the in-person clinic at Seattle University. WLA LAW is open to artists and arts organizations throughout Washington State. Legal issues* must relate to an artists discipline but can cover a wide range of areas.

Artist
Olivia Evans

Olivia Evans is a multidisciplinary visual artist based in Spokane, WA, working in video, photography, drawing, and film. In 2018, she graduated from Eastern Washington University with her Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art and a minor in film. Her work is heavily influenced by motherhood, the subconscious, and social events — intertwining traditional and digital media to create narratives of the self. All these influences echo her eclectic cultural experiences of growing up in an economically challenged home with an Italian mother and African American/Native American father. Living with her mother and sister for most of her life, till her parents marriage renewal in 2007. Olivia is working with The Alliance for Media, Arts, & Culture as a local producer of the documentary series Monday Movies and co-curates events in the Pacific Northwest region. She actively participates in Alliance National Youth Media Network activities.

Artist
Mallorie Dietzel

By chance or fate, you’ve landed on my page and I am glad you have. Thanks for looking at what I have to share with the world. Most people can’t say that they are working their dream job… but I can. I have dreamt of being a photographer since I was a little girl posing my younger sisters and family dog to get just the right shot on my disposable camera. When high school was over I used my graduation money to buy my first professional camera and began my photography journey.
My name is Mal and this is my creative space and my safe place to share with you the places I’ve been and the people I’ve met. I am a daydreamer and a night thinker. When I am not busy playing hide and seek with my daughter, you’ll see me with my camera where the grass is green and the air can awaken souls. My husband and daughter are my support system and also my biggest fans. They allow me to be my true authentic self and fuel my passion. I create works with my clients that make their souls happy and bring their visions to life. Whether that be an afternoon picnic in the park or a trip to Lowe’s for new paint in the bathroom. I’ll take my artist eye and create the loon you are thinking.