The Best of the 39th 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 to 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.
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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THE BEST OF THE 39TH
NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS' FESTIVAL
Total Running Time: 75 mins.
FESTIVAL TRAILER: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION
The Festival reveals the not-so-secret ingredient in Northwest filmmakers’ art.
(Created by Mike Houston, Austin Hilde, and Rob Tyler)
Josh Lunden / Portland
(NAR) On his way home from school, a boy discovers the body of a homeless man. (6 mins.)
BIRD OF FLAMES
Chel White / Portland
(EXP) With music by David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, a spider-like Vietnamese sorcerer coaxes a beautiful chanteuse to perform like a living doll. (5 mins.)
A TAX ON BUNNY RABBITS
Nathaniel Akin / Powell River
(ANI) ASCII text animates the story of bunny rabbits and a pesky robot. (2 mins.)
Bahar Noorizadeh / Vancouver
(NAR) Protective of her son and hindered by a language barrier, an Afghan immigrant is interrogated by police about a fire started by her son. (9 mins.)
Sal Strom / Tigard
(EXP) Ernie Heaton is one of the last two survivors from the transport ship USAT Dorchester. He tells his chilling experience after being torpedoed during WWII. (3 mins.)
THE WHALE STORY
Tess Martin / Seattle
(ANI) The story of a fisherman and a whale is retold, with the help of the passing public, in paint on a 16-foot high wall. (4 mins.)
IN ALL FORMS
James Hebers / Vancouver
(EXP) Stop-motion and experimental animation techniques explore evolution, creation, and primal forms of life. (4 mins.)
LATER THAN USUAL
David Hovan / Vancouver
(NAR) An elderly couple marks time toward a not-so-inevitable end. (6 mins.)
DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS I
Orland Nutt / Portland
(EXP) Orland's open letter to Peter concerns a steaming pile of woodchips, Mt. Fuji, and context. (3 mins.)
STERLING HALLARD BRIGHT DRAKE
Robert Sickels / Walla Walla
(DOC) A tombstone appears in a cemetery in Walla Walla, sparking speculation about what happened to this promising but enigmatic lad who predicted he would die of loneliness. (15 mins.)
DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS II
Orland Nutt / Portland
(EXP) The correspondence continues. Here Orland’s relationship to the woodchips evolves. (3 mins.)
39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival Judge: Maureen Selwood
Maureen Selwood is a visual artist who works with hand-drawn animation for film, installation and performance. Selwood graduated from Tisch School of the Arts (NYU) and is currently on the faculty of the Experimental Animation Program at CalArts.