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Couch Fest comes to Belltown startup!

Photo by Kyle Johnson

Photo by Kyle Johnson

Everyone’s favorite pretension-breaking alternative-location film festival returns to take over Belltown and 35 cities around the world on December 6, 2014.

Couch Fest is a Seattle-based, global film festival that takes place in private homes and other non-traditional locations around the city and the world.  In Belltown, Couch Fest is being hosted at Dyne HQ in Belltown. The good folks at Dyne were thrilled to jump aboard the good ship Couch Fest because of their mutual interest in supporting the passions of sharing communities.

Couch Fest Films is a traveling festival of sorts: moviegoers enjoy films shown in Seattle residents’ living rooms, offices…even boats! The festival includes over 45 short films, presented in 6 programs throughout the day, beginning on the hour at 1pm through 6pm. Sort of like a pub crawl, but for movie watching, attendees can go to as many of the 15 host homes as they’d like, all for one $10 ticket (available online in advance or at the first location they attend).

Couch Fest is the world’s largest short film festival, hailed by MovieMaker Magazine as one of the “top 5 coolest short film festivals in the world.”

This year’s lineup boasts the exciting new addition of a launch party brunch, called “Mmm Brunch.” Mmm stands for “movies, music, muffins,” thanks to the Chefs of Dyne and a brand new partnership with the live music community at Sofar Sounds. The brunch begins at 10am and is a separate ticket from the Couch Fest pass.

Though Seattle is the hub of Couch Fest, movie lovers in 35 cities are also hosting the festival. Locations this year include Torino, Stockholm, Saint Petersburg, Warsaw, Lithuania, and Kathmandu.

The exact host locations and program schedule will be announced on the festival website ( several days in advance of the event. The website will also include maps, driving directions, parking information and transit options for each home. Tickets are on sale now!