50 Hour Slam: A Time Based Filmmaking Competition & Festival in Spokane, Washington 50 Hour Slam on Twitter 50 Hour Slam on Facebook 50 Hour Slam on Vimeo


Dan Garrity

Dan Garrity has been Director of the Broadcast Studies program at Gonzaga for 16 years. Before his entry into academia, he had a career in broadcast journalism that spanned 14 years. Dan began his professional life as a videographer/editor in a tiny market in West Texas, then moved on to become a reporter in Spokane […]

Continue reading

Elisha Miranda

Elisha Miranda teaches screenwriting, directing and script analysis. She holds an MFA in Film (Directing and Screenwriting) from Columbia University, an MCP from the Department of Urban Studies and Planning where she was a recipient of the prestigious media lab fellowship from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a BA in Ethnic Studies and English […]

Continue reading

Anne-Claire Mitchell

Anne-Claire Mitchell is a local artist, arts organizer, and Founder at Richmond Art Collective.  She returned to her hometown in Spokane four years ago from nearly a decade of travel and education to join local grassroots arts efforts.  Anne-Claire volunteers her time managing general operations at Richmond Art Collective, booking and installing gallery exhibits, and […]

Continue reading

Nathan Weinbender

Nathan Weinbender is the film and music editor of the Inlander. He was formerly a staff writer for the Spokesman-Review. He is also a film critic for Spokane Public Radio, where he has co-hosted the weekly film review show “Movies 101” since 2011.

Continue reading

Dan Webster

Dan Webster was film critic for The Spokesman-Review for 25 years. Since 1999, he has served as co-host of Spokane Public Radio’s weekly show “Movies 101.” In 2010, he took over as the radio station’s chief film critic. He is a programmer for the Spokane International Film Festival and is a member of the festival’s […]

Continue reading

Brooke Matson

Brooke Matson is a Washington poet and educator. Her full-length collection of poetry, The Moons, was published by Blue Begonia Press in 2012. Her poems have since appeared in Floating Bridge Review, CALYX, several anthologies, and various issues of RiverLit, for which she was the 2014 Poet in Residence.

Continue reading

Rebecca Lloyd

Rebecca Lloyd is currently the Editor in Chief of Art Chowder magazine.  Prior to this, she was the creator of Artist Removed, a non-profit global social network and magazine for artists.   She has been exhibiting her own work as an artist for over a decade and she actively supports charitable efforts through the donation and […]

Continue reading

Shaun O’L. Higgins

Shaun O’L. Higgins is a long-time Spokane media executive whose work over the years has yielded two Emmys and a Telly award, among national and international honors . A former president  of the Spokane Advertising Federation and the International News Media Association, Higgins is the founder and managing principal of The Oxalis Group LLC, a […]

Continue reading

Laura Becker

Laura Becker has managed public art projects for the Washington State Arts Commission as well as for the Seattle Department of Transportation and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, serving as a consulting artist, designer, and project manager. Having been a champion for arts and culture over the last decade, Laura has balanced leadership roles […]

Continue reading

Mark Anderson

Mark Anderson is a performance poet from Spokane, WA. He co-founded the Broken Mic poetry series and has traveled across the country as a performer. In 2012 he was awarded the Ken Warfel Fellowship for “poets who have made substantial contributions to their communities.

Continue reading


Friends of the Bing
Kinetic Energy Productions
Purple Crayon Pictures
Spokesman Review
Vexing Media


Pizza Rita
The Bartlett
Bellwether Brewing
Central Food
Davenport Hotels
Final Draft
Spokane Comedy Club
Standard Printworks
Spokane International Film Festival
Spokane Public Library
Trophies Unlimited