Friday, April 30, 2010

I Heard the Mermaids Singing official selection WIFF 2010

WASHOUGAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (WIFF) is quickly becoming the "Columbia Gorge International Film Festival", a rapidly growing community festival with international appeal taking place in beautiful Vancouver, Washington on the Columbia River Gorge.

WIFF aims to deliver a warm, welcoming, and supportive environment where filmmakers meet fellow artists and film fans and watch incredible films, all while enjoying the pristine Pacific Northwest. WIFF pays tribute to thought-provoking films that inspire individuals, artists, and the community, and honors the artists who make these moving pictures possible. The Festival presents a broad range of films representing current affairs and relevant topics that affect our communities. Submitted films will be evaluated on merits such as creativity, ingenuity, story, attention to detail, and the ability to challenge audiences and evoke emotions.

The Festival showcases local, national, and international creations across a variety of genres and categories. WIFF seeks to combine public screenings along the Columbia River with small forums that facilitate dialogue and exchange through the powerful language of film and the arts. Past winners have won cash prizes and have garnered great press, including exposure through a WIFF advertisement in The Hollywood Reporter. All screenings are also free to the public, expanding the Festival's reach and exposing films to a wider audience.