CHILDREN'S FILM FESTIVAL SEATTLE "BEST OF FEST TOUR"
Start the day with Saturday morning cartoons! (Don't worry parents....we have free coffee!)
Introduction by Special Guest Kendra Ann Sherrill, Festival Director of Children's Film Festival Seattle
STUDENT SHOWCASE WITH FILMMAKER Q & A
LOVE, NANI AND THATHA
Diwali falls on Monday this year, causing her to be conflicted on whether or not Shreya should wear her new Indian clothes to school and embrace her culture.
LIPICKA PRASATH - 2:11
An experimental short film showcasing a downward spiral.
JAERLENE C. QUINTO - 1:57
A documentary filmed in Chile about the artist Valentina Vega-Eck, exploring her previous work and reflecting with her.
LUCAS SALM-ROJO -7:50
After three vain high schoolers enroll in a beauty pageant, their competitiveness and pursuit of beauty turns fatal.
MAIA CASSIE - 5:32
BEAUTY IN MEMORY
What is beauty?
ISLA MCNAE - 2:13
In a twist on classic horror movie tropes, a sassy teenager takes a novice ghost under her wing.
AVA ESPIRITU - 4:19
GET UP THE NERVE
A young man is so distracted by his own thoughts that he struggles to get up the nerve to tell his love interest how he feels.
ANGELO CARMELO VISSER - 9:56
SHORTS VOL. 1 EVERYTHING NOT AS IT SEEMS + FILMMAKER Q&A
A pair of young chefs go fishing for more than tonight's special.
JOEY CAPONE - 8:16
When her teenage sister starts showing interest in a much older, more dangerous man, Rowan must decide between getting involved, or keeping her sister's secret.
EMILY MCDOUGALL - 14:06
THE PROBLEM WITH TIME TRAVEL
THAI GUYS: THE MANDELA EFFECT
A young woman visited by two time-travelers is shocked to learn that in matters regarding climate change, humans will never change even when presented with facts that would push their species to extinction.
MIKE KEARBY - 15:13
There’s something wrong with our reality and the only answer it could be is the Mandela effect!
KHEMARINTR NUK SUWANCHOTE - 2:28
After Ruby is spirited away to a religious sect leader's commune for a hastily arranged marriage, she learns that things with her prospective partner may be more complicated than she imagined.
MISTY SHIPMAN - 10:28
PNW DOCUMENTARY SHORTS
MARY OLSON FARM
This film was created during an artist residency at the Mary Olson Farm. It's an animated documentary portraying the history of the farm and the Olson family through animated objects found on site.
NEELY GONIODSKY - 2:48
Sentinels is an immersive observational film that follows a small group of young environmental activists as they undertake a tree-sitting campaign to stop one of the largest logging companies on the West Coast from clear-cutting a northern California redwood forest.
DEREK KNOWLES, LAWRENCE LEREW - 15:13
Incarcerated participants in a mental health experiment watch videos of sunset-soaked beaches, wildflowers, and forests on loop, prompting them to reflect on isolation and wilderness.
MERETE MUELLER - 11:55
JOJO: A TOAD MUSICAL
"JOJO" celebrates a creative and musical portrait of JoJo Nyaribo, a young nature lover and wildlife advocate as he explores the meaning of biodiversity and stewardship in his own backyard.
CHELSEA JOLLY - 9:00
Composed of intimate interviews, VISIONS is a kaleidoscopic portrait of three artists. A first-generation Congolese-American illustrator, a Chicanx musician and a Vietnamese visual and textile artist. A hypnotic short documentary, that explores their journeys and focuses on the elation of these creatives making their art.
KARINA LOMELIN RIPPER - 9:59
SHORTS VOL 2: TIDES OF LIFE
Byron & Katie go on a journey to get to their Grandmother's funeral.
MARTIN MCGREEVY, EVE WESTON - 4:13
A young college student flubs an audition, but finds solace in her solitude.
CHRISTY ANNA WU - 5:27
A recently widowed woman works through the complexities of grief with the help of friends, strangers and Tupperware.
MEGAN BROTHERTON - 15:11
A grieving grandfather takes up graffiti to overcome the loss of his grandson, a talented graffiti artist.
MISCHA SIMON WEBLEY - 20:41
Inspired by true events, an imaginative Asian-Canadian girl attempts to fold a thousand cranes as she learns to lose her father during his final days in the hospice.
VIVIAN CHEUNG - 11:58
Try Local: The Secret Power of Community Filmmaking
Featuring Dr. Nathan Roberts, Emily Timmer and Bao Tran
We all know the success stories: a young creative moves from their small town to “make it” in Hollywood… a suburban film sweeps Sundance and its director buys a home in Beverly Hills. These stories share an underlying message: in order to make meaningful films, you must leave your community behind. In this masterclass, we will replace this message with a truer one: the best films depend on forging creative communities.
Through histories, stories, and practical insights, you will be empowered to consider the power and possibility of films made within, and viewed by, your local Washington community. This Master Class will empower us to build a thriving network of filmmakers who craft the unique cinematic voice in Lake Stevens––in order to make a profound impact on the world of film.
WRITER/DIRECTOR (THE PAPER TIGERS 2020)
DR. NATHAN ROBERTS
FILM AND MEDIA THEORIST, SCREENWRITER, CREATIVE CONSULTANT AND PRODUCER
PRODUCER AND ACTOR
LEFT TO RIGHT
FEATURE FILM SCREENING WITH FILMMAKER Q & A
Three magazine employees head out on an assignment to interview a guy who placed a classified advertisement seeking a companion for time travel.
COLIN TREVERROW I 1h26 min RATED R
LACEY LEAVITT GRAY (Co-Producer) will attend to discuss the production of WA-made indie Safety Not Guaranteed and its impact on film today with other cast/crew. Emily Timmer will moderate.
Join us for the Awards Presentation, where we congratulate the jury's selection of Best Student Film, Best Narrative Short, and Best Documentary Short.
We will also announce the first place prizes for Lights Camera Locomotive, the art show occurring alongside the fest this year.
Finally, there will also be raffle drawings from local businesses and eateries! Don't miss your last chance to meet the filmmakers and connect with other audience members.