Seattle Film Commission

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Applications and nominations for the Seattle Film Commission will be accepted until March 12, 2023, at 11:59 p.m.

Are you interested in applying?

Please fill out this short application: Seattle Film Commission Member Application Form. You will need to include your resume and a brief statement of intent.

Would you like to nominate a film industry professional?

You can submit recommendations through this link: Seattle Film Commission Member Recommendation Form.

The Seattle Film Commission will advise and make recommendations to the City of Seattle on the development of policies and programs that enhance the economic development of Seattle’s film industry. The goal is to provide growth opportunities for local film industry businesses and workers, connect talent to quality jobs, advance racial equity within the industry, and make Seattle an attractive location for film production.

The Seattle Film Commission will be a diverse, 11-member group of film industry professionals representing 11 film-related disciplines.

  • Position 1: On-screen talent or their representatives.
  • Position 2: Film industry labor unions.
  • Position 3: Advertising and creative agencies.
  • Position 4: Commercial producers or production companies.
  • Position 5: Film schools, film programs, or film educators.
  • Position 6: Post-production companies and personnel, such as editors, composers, and post-supervisors.
  • Position 7: Film production crew, including but not limited to props, sets, wardrobe, make-up, hair, camera, grip, and electric.
  • Position 8: Film festivals or film content distribution companies.
  • Position 9: Film location managers.
  • Position 10: Film organizations belonging to and advocating for communities underrepresented in the film industry.
  • Position 11: Immersive technology (such as augmented, extended, mixed, and virtual reality) and emerging technology businesses.

After the submission period closes on March 12, 2023, the Mayor’s Office and City Council will select members to be seated on the Seattle Film Commission. Five members will be seated by the Mayor, five members will be seated by City Council, and one will be seated by the Film Commission once assembled.

  • March 2023: Review of submissions; outreach to collect resumes and letters of intent from applicants or confirm interest from those who were nominated.
  • April 2023: Nominees will be presented to City Council Committee, City Council vote process, and first meeting of the Seattle Film Commission.

Click here to read the Seattle Film Commission Ordinance.

Click here to read more about Seattle’s Boards and Commissions.

For more information about the Seattle Film Commission, please contact Chris Swenson, Film Program Manager, at or (206) 733-9245.

The City of Seattle encourages everyone to participate in its programs and activities. For additional questions, translation or interpretation, technical assistance, disability accommodations, materials in alternate formats or accessibility information, please contact the Office of Economic Development at (206) 684-8090 or

Film and Music

Markham McIntyre, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 5752, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94708, Seattle, WA, 98124-4708
Phone: (206) 684-8993

The Office of Film and Music is devoted to promoting Seattle's film and music industries. The Seattle Film and Music Office is a streamlined resource for all of your film and music needs.