Northwest Tracking

  • September 16, 2015 — October 20, 2015

Northwest Tracking highlights the work of independent filmmakers living and working in the Northwest—Alaska, British Columbia, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington—whose work reflects the vibrant cinematic culture of the region. Whether presenting single-artist retrospectives, new features, documentaries, or inspired collections of short works, this ongoing showcase offers testimony to the creativity and talent in our flourishing media arts community.

Coming up November 12-17 is the 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, the Film Center’s annual showcase of outstanding new work by regional makers.

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NWFC School of Film Student Screening

Directed by Various

Everyone is invited to watch the many short films created by students in the classes and camps of Summer Term


End of the World

Directed by Various

The artists in the Vancouver-based Iris Film Collective create, exhibit, and tour film-based works—single channel, sculptural, installation—with the goal of


Memory & Observation

Directed by Various

This program of old and new explores memory, observation, and film’s unique and varied abilities to visualize the act of


Direct Route

Directed by Pam Minty

Direct Route observes a blind woman navigating her domestic surroundings alongside landscapes and recollections prior to losing her vision. Through conversations


Roslyn Romance

Directed by Bruce Baillie

A correspondence and collage film of family photos and superimposed imagery that invoke the cycle of life.



Directed by Ute Aruand

An observational portrait of the filmmaker’s dear friend.


Family Crypt – A Love Letter to My Mother

Directed by Maria Lang

The filmmaker as daughter speaks about herself, her family, and their love, despite invisible walls and barriers.


50 Feet from Syria

Directed by Skye Fitzgerald

Syria. The word likely resonates for many of us who are following the tragic situation there. But what if it