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Lights. Camera. Renton.

Renton is a beautiful city located on the south shore of Lake Washington with spectacular views of the lake, the Olympics, the Cascades, and Mount Rainier.

The fifth largest city in King County and the eleventh largest city in Washington, Renton is quite literally at the center of an extensive regional and international transportation network, including being only minutes from SeaTac International Airport. The Cedar River runs through the heart of Downtown Renton and offers an abundance of natural beauty. Renton is also home to many affordable and quality hotels.

There are many fun things to do in Renton, including great restaurants, world-class parks for recreation, and unique places to shop. Renton boasts the highest number of restaurants per capita of the major cities in Washington, with choices ranging from fast food, to casual dining chains and local fine dining favorites. Renton also has a diverse array of arts and entertainment, festivals, and events. Take in a performance at the Renton Civic Theater or the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center. Visit the Seattle Seahawks headquarters in Renton during training camp. And there's plenty of free parking in Renton!

Renton comes alive with film during May as site for a week of screenings of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and October with the Renton FilmFrenzy, a 50-hour filmmaking competition.


Check out why Renton is "Ahead of the Curve."


“Renton is an important part of the creative economy of Washington State and the diversity of locations and resources available in the city make it a destination for motion picture production and distribution. 

As the site for a week of screenings of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) in May and the Renton FilmFrenzy, a 50-hour filmmaking competition, in October, the city leads the way in sponsoring innovative film programs throughout the year.

Their commitment to filmmaking is just one of the reasons why we chose Renton as our film location of the month in September 2013.”  

--Amy Lillard, Executive Director, Washington FilmWorks

Key Contacts

Local Film Liaison - Terry Higashiyama, Community Services Department, City of Renton,, (425) 430-6500.

Agency that issues permits and costs - Same contact as above; costs depend on usage of parks, etc.  Right of Way permits are $10.

Police or Sheriff's Department or agency that handles traffic control - Renton Police Department, (425) 430-7500


Renton has a traditional Downtown, life-style shopping center and residential communities on Lake Washington with views to the north & west - all at a convenient location. The City boasts a municipal airport, sports stadium, a hundred year old high school, train depot that now houses the Renton Chamber of Commerce and Gene Coulon Memorial Beach Park on Lake Washington.


Permitting is affordable and very quick.

Projects Filmed in Renton

•Laggies (2013)

•Fat Kid Rules the World (2011)

•Numerous commercials and short films

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