SEATAC, WA, March 21, 2012 — Professional video and audio systems integration firm ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) is a Partner Sponsor for NFFTY 2012, one of the largest youth film festivals in the world, which will be held April 26-29 in Seattle. ABS will also be an exhibitor at the Future of Film Expo, a new addition to the festival that runs April 27-28 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.at the Seattle Center Exhibition Hall.
Presented by NFFTY and The Next Fifty, a six-month celebration of the 1962 World’s Fair, the free expo will host a number of panels, workshops, demonstrations, and networking opportunities. It is expected to attract local film production crew, film industry executives, youth filmmakers, and film fans. Beyond ABS, other exhibitors include film commissions, film schools, and equipment companies including AJA Video, Canon, ikan, and Panasonic.
Short for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth, NFFTY is now in its sixth year and received nearly 700 entries for this year’s festival. According to officials, films were submitted by filmmakers 22 years old and under from 40 states and 22 countries. More than 10,000 people are expected to attend.
“NFFTY has done an amazing job growing this film festival and celebrating young filmmakers, and we are proud to be a part of it,” said Mark Siegel, President of ABS. “The Future of Film Expo, in particular, promises to be an important destination for the Northwest filmmakers and video production professionals of all ages.”
For film screening schedules and more information, visit www.nffty.com.
Based in SeaTac, WA, ABS (Advanced Broadcast Solutions) delivers customized, technologically superior solutions for broadcast, corporate, house of worship, entertainment, government, and educational facilities – from design and integration to installation and support services. Since 1982, its experienced technical staff has installed more than 200 systems for clients including Fisher Communications, Cowles California Media, Real Networks, Cisco Systems, and Microsoft Studios. For more information, call 206-870-0244 or visit www.advancedbroadcastsolutions.com.