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Best of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival

As we look forward to the 45th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, the nation’s oldest regional film  showcase, we present this special screening of the Best of the 44th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, which has toured the region over the last year. Culled from the short film winners and audience favorites, the program includes Aaron Bourget’s Time Well Spent, Julia Hutchings’s Do We Leave This Here, Long Tran and Nikkia Atkinson’s Dinosaurs in the Hood, McKenzie Blake’s Vestibular Matching Soundtrack, Tristan Seniuk and Voleak Sip’s Float, Caryn Cline’s Lost Wind, Jodi Darby’s Culture Trauma, and David Koesters’s A Mew Hope. Put NW Fest 45, October 31–November 4, on your calendar!

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Films in this Program

Time Well Spent

Directed by Aaron Bourget

A hard-working artist is unfairly critiqued.

Do We Leave This Here

Directed by Julia Hutchings

A journalist travels to the Peace River Valley to speak with residents about their community, which will soon be erased

Dinosaurs in the Hood

Directed by Long Tran, Nikkia Atkinson

A cinematic adaptation of a spoken-word poem about negative representations of African-American men perpetuated by mass media.  

Vestibular Matching Soundtrack

Directed by McKenzie Blake

Advances in technology also create linguistic rifts. Having been born largely deaf, a cochlear implant has provided the director access

Float

Directed by Tristan Seniuk, Voleak Sip

Rocky Mang is a Cambodian hustler in 1990s Seattle who spends his day slinging cheap cologne at the corner store

Lost Winds

Directed by Caryn Cline

Plant materials taped directly onto the celluloid of 16mm film and optically printed create unique rhythms, patterns, and images.

CultureTrauma

Directed by Jodi Darby

A cinematic essay using clips from Hollywood cinema, religious films, newsreels, and home movies on what it means to have

A Mew Hope

Directed by David Koesters

A star fighter and her cat, who doubles as spaceship, must escape an army of soldiers in their own furry