About

Mission Statement


 

Film Alliance NW is dedicated to providing an open forum for all Inland Northwest film, video, media, and live entertainment professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts in an effort to promote knowledge, education, training, and networking.

 

Objective:

Film Alliance NW strives to promote positive, family friendly, community-minded networking, education, workforce training, resources, and mentoring opportunities in the Inland Northwest’s entertainment and moving image industry.

 

Our History


 

Film Alliance NW ~ formerly kNIFVES

Where it all began …

 

Filming

W.J. Lazarus, a writer, producer, and director, discovered other media talent in the Northwest while working on an independent feature in North Idaho in 2005.  Wishing to network with other professionals, he gathered a small group for lunch in 2006.  His timing was perfect, and within a few short months, the fledgling group attracted a core group of individuals, and the interest and support of the Idaho Film Bureau.

On August 15, 2006, Lazarus named the group he had founded, and Kootenai and North Idaho Film, Video and Entertainment Society (KNIFVES) was born.

KNIFVES received 501(c)3 Non-Profit status in 2008 and began offering formal membership in 2009.  Having grown to include many members in neighboring Washington, the group changed it’s name to “kNIFVES – Northwest Independent Film & Video Entertainment Society” at that time with a stated purpose of dedication to providing an open forum for film, video, and live entertainment professionals, amateurs, and enthusiasts in an effort to promote knowledge, discussion, training, and networking. In 2014 Knifves changed the name to the current Film Alliance Northwest.

Today Film Alliance Northwest membership continues to climb as the group attracts those with experience or interest in every aspect of the film, video, and entertainment field.

General Meeting

Next General Meeting

Thursday, February 8th
6:30 pm
White Tree Studio (Steve Wyttree’s Studio)
2775 Howard Street, CDA

Please RSVP now to: RSVP@FilmAllianceNW.org
Meeting Cost: $5  (First time guests and current members are free.)
All Are Welcome!

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General Meetings

General meetings are open to the public, and held the 2nd Thursday of each month.

Time: 6:30 pm
Meeting announcements, including guest speaker, location and time, are posted HERE.
Please RSVP for all general meetings to: RSVP@FilmAllianceNW.org
Cost: $5.00 (First-time guests and current members are free. Renew today!)
Location TBA, so please watch for the announcement each month!

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View Full-Size Calendar HERE

february

wed21feb9:00 amCasual Coffee3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am

march

thu08mar6:30 pmMonthly General Meeting6:30 pm, 2nd Thursday of Every Month

wed21mar9:00 amCasual Coffee3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am

april

thu12apr6:30 pmMonthly General Meeting6:30 pm, 2nd Thursday of Every Month

wed18apr9:00 amCasual Coffee3rd Wednesday of every month, 9:00 am

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Event Tickets

Looking for Film Alliance Event Tickets? Purchase your tickets online HERE.

Become a Film Alliance Member now!

You can join Film Alliance Northwest online and start taking advantage of membership benefits today!

Film Alliance Northwest (formerly knifves) is a 501(c)3 Organization

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