Skip to content

Best of the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

  • Directed by Various
  • Oregon, 2017, 70 mins., English

Each Summer in the Eastern Oregon town of Baker City, the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival springs to life in celebration of animated and short comedic films. Tonight we welcome Festival founder and director Brian Vegter to present a program of highlights from the past few years showcasing both regional and international films. Among the films are Personal Effects (2015) by Elena Megalos, in which a heartbroken woman procures a goat to consume her ex-lover’s belongings; Hard Money (2015) by Armin Silijovic, the story of  a shrewd businessman who calls random people to practice his negotiation skills; For My Youth the Bell Tolls (2014) by Anthony Estrada, about a boy recounting the ups and downs of his life during his tenth birthday party; and Gnosis (2013) by Tamara Hahn, which follows a group of baby-robbing monsters whose continuous failures leave them in precarious situations.  Brian will introduce the program and talk about the festival.

Appears in: Northwest Tracking

Genres: Narrative, Animation

Other Films by Various

Fresh Fear

The Northwest Film Center’s Fresh Film Northwest program is excited to announce the first ever Fresh Fear! Fresh Fear takes the very best (and most frightening) films submitted to the Fresh Film Northwest Festival over many years and compiles them together in one hour long program. We have found ten films that we think embody

Indie Visions in Stop-Motion

Portland visual artist and animator Rose Bond, a faculty member at the Pacific Northwest College of Art, has selected this program of innovative short films by independent animators from throughout the world. A mixture of new and vintage, the program includes The Little Baker, Lew Cook (c. 1925, 7 mins.); Murratti Marches, Oskar Fischinger (1934,

Dance @ 30fps

Organized by frequent BodyVox collaborator and Ohio State University Department of Dance professor Mitchell Rose, Dance@30FPS (frames per second) is a vibrant selection of recent works born of the marriage between dancer and filmmaker. The program includes Stronger, Wilkie Branson, England; Alt i Alt, Torbjørn Skårild, Norway; Outside In, Tove Skeidsvoll & Petrus Sjövik, Sweden; Off

Dancing Over Borders

BodyVox co-artistic director Jamey Hampton has curated a collection of recent films that combine fresh emerging voices with seasoned artists speaking with authority. Ranging from absurdly humorous to raw and human, all represent reality altered through the unexpected: a sense of transformation and evolution, a destruction of the inevitable. The program includes Persecuta, The Lombard Twins, Argentina; Ghost

Northwest Music Video Showcase

Kick back and enjoy a swath of music videos by Northwest Filmmakers in a showcase featuring videos by/for: Liz Vaughan – Secret Drum Band – DaDaDa Stephen Slappe – Ilyas Ahmed – Passing Lines Leah R. Brown – No Kind Of Rider – Distinct Martin Melnick – The Domestics – Beauty Contest Scott Ballard –