Newsletter 47

Tons tons tons of upcoming events and news, it must be spring, the world is starting to spin again.


The Alaska Ocean Film Festival explores our varied connections to the ocean with 11 short films on saltwater adventure, marine science, and coastal cultures.

The show is at the Silverbow Backroom on Sunday March 22nd at 7pm. Admission is free but space is limited and tickets can be picked up at the Juneau Arts and Humanities Council.

For a more information, visit:


360 North and the JUMP Society are thinking about having an Earth Day film festival if we can scrounge up enough Earth inspired films. Be brief and bright, Films should be under 4 minutes and we need them by April 15! Funny, serious – anything goes! Email kristin at or call 907-463-6472 with any questions!


If anyone can get to Anchorage this weekend, there is a filmmaker clinic on Saturday, March 21 at the Alaska Wildberry Theater featuring the latest technology from Sony, Apple, Fujifilm, and Red.

The event is sponsored by the Alaska Film Office and the Alaska Film Group, for more information please contact kristian at evergreenfilms dot com.


Congratulations to Juneau filmmakers Kendall Merry and Brad Smith who have recently completed their film, “Blood Red Shoes.” There will be a screening tonight for cast, crew, supporters, and sponsors of the film.


This is the big one. I hid it down here at the bottom of the newsletter so the devoted readers can get first dibs. Georgina Hayns, The head of the puppet department from the animated film Coraline will be leading a puppet making and animation workshop and lecture in Juneau this spring!

Presentation – Saturday, April 25 – 7pm – 8:30pm Downtown Public Library
Coraline puppet creators Georgina Hayns and Mark Gaiero will discuss the making of the movie “Coraline” and their work as puppet creators and animators.

Workshop – Sunday, April 26 – 1pm – 5ish Downtown Public Library
A four hour hands-on workshop with which will involve making simple puppets, working with professional armatures, and learning the basics of stop motion. Suggested ages 12 & up. Space is limited to
30 and there is a $10 material fee.

This event is sponsored by the JUMP Society and the Friends of the Juneau Public Library. To register for the workshop, or get more information, please contact me, 586-3440.

I’d also like to note that Coraline is now in the local theater and you should all run out to see it.


It’s nice out there, go make some movies!

Pat Race
JUMP Society Poobah