MIFFF: Seattle Genre Film Festival To Open This September

It’s not often we bounce out a press release here at Futurismic, but this seemed worthy of sharing given that I know we have some readers from the Seattle area:

The Maelstrom International Fantastic Film Festival (MIFFF), a three day international showcase of animation, fantasy, horror, and science fiction cinema, is pleased to announce its inaugural launch September 18-20th, 2009 at the SIFF Cinema at McCaw Hall in Seattle, Washington USA.

As a genre film festival in Seattle, MIFFF is a unique entity. The Seattle Metropolitan Area is home to one of the largest film attending populations in the country. MIFFF is a venue that gives a voice to genre film fans through a wide spectrum of films and related programming.

Great to see people doing something brave and launching a big cultural event in these troubled times; good luck to ’em, I say.

Here’s a thought – are there any Seattle-based readers who fancy reporting on this for Futurismic when it happens? Leave a comment here or drop us a line through the contact page, and I’ll see if I can pull some strings to get you a press pass. I’ll want to see some previous samples of your writing before you get the gig, though!