The Best of the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival touring program presents a carefully selected cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest. The Northwest Film Center presents this showcase to bring the filmmakers wider exposure and offer this independent regional work to venues large and small.
The DVD runs roughly 75 minutes and is available for public screenings by contacting Thomas Phillipson at the Northwest Film Center (firstname.lastname@example.org). Profits from screening rentals are distributed back to the filmmakers whose work is included.
Thomas Phillipson / Northwest Film Center
1219 SW Park Avenue Portland, OR 97205
503-221-1156 / email@example.com
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THE BEST OF THE 40TH
NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS' FESTIVAL
Total Running Time: 78 mins.
ANNA SANDILANDS, EWAN MCNICOL / SEATTLE
(DOC) Kendrick, a young calf roper in Lafayette, Louisiana, dreams of one day making it to the rodeo national championship. (6 mins.)
STEFAN NADELMAN / PORTLAND
(ANI) A surreal encounter between man and Bichon ensues in the bucolic setting of a Pacific Northwest forest. (3 mins.)
ALEX BRINKMAN / BELGRADE, MT
(NAR) On a cold and lonely stretch of Montana highway, a tragic encounter of deer and man leads to a conversation revealing the paternal life of the doomed buck. (10 mins.)
A BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND AN END
JON BEHRENS / SEATTLE
(EXP) A truck explodes into a kaleidoscope of painted, optically printed animation. (5 mins.)
HEY VANCOUVER, THIS IS YOU ON CRAIGSLIST
LEWIS BENNETT / VANCOUVER
(DOC) Vancouver, BC residents read real Craigslist ads. (4 mins.)
ROBERT SICKELS / WALLA WALLA
(DOC) Some folks have very strong opinions about lawns. (12 mins.)
JOANNA PRIESTLEY / PORTLAND
(ANI) Abstract compositions inspired by vintage wallpaper and wrapping paper stimulate a collective memory of youthful self-hypnosis and visual absorption.; (4 mins.)
KATHY WITKOWSKY / MISSOULA
(DOC) A mother wades through her life of domestic abuse with a resilience and cheery willingness to continue to try new things. (15 mins.)
VANESSA RENWICK / PORTLAND
(DOC) Renwick reflects on a 1981 trip she took with her wolf dog to San Francisco "where even the bums were good-looking." (5 mins.);
ADRIENNE LEVERETTE, ROB TYLER / PORTLAND
(DOC) Fred Nemo tells his story, from the riches of his youth to the years he has spent as dancer for the band Hazel. (14 mins.)
40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Judge: Mike Plante
Mike Plante is the senior shorts programmer for the Sundance Film Festival. He holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Arizona. Prior to Sundance, he served as a film programmer for the Arizona Film Festival, Telluride Film Festival, HBO Comedy Arts Festival, and CineVegas. He also makes and distributes his own films and podcasts under his “Cinemad” banner.
The Best of the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival is sponsored in part by: The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, the James F. and Marion L. Miller Foundation, Laika, smart® Center of Portland, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Oregon Cultural Trust, Weiden+Kennedy, Pro-Photo Supply, the Jackson Foundation, and McMenamins.