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The three shorts programs in the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival offer overviews of the current state of filmmaking in the Northwest, including a wide variety of genre, tone, and cultural diversity—something for everyone.

Films in this Program

Cheryl’s Spin

Directed by Kathy Witkowsky

A mother wades through her life of domestic abuse with a resilience and cheery willingness to continue to try new

Lake Beast

Directed by Vance Reeser

A childhood vision compels a man to explore the bottom of a toxic lake.

The Roper

Directed by Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol

The true short story of Kendrick, a young calf roper in Lafayette, Louisiana, who dreams of one day making it

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Ground London

Directed by Dustin Morrow

Explore the eco-urban tourist landscape of one of the world’s most visited cities from a perspective less than three inches

Split Ends

Directed by Joanna Priestley

Abstract compositions inspired by vintage wallpaper and wrapping paper stimulate a collective memory of youthful self-hypnosis and visual absorption.

A Beginning, A Middle, and An End

Directed by Jon Behrens

A truck explodes into a kaleidoscope of painted, optically printed animation.

Charade

Directed by Salise Hughes

Through manipulated footage of the classic film CHARADE, Hughes contemplates identity and celebrity.

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$500 of Party

Directed by Nandan Rao

Rao offers $500 he won in a grant to whomever sends him the most compelling video explaining how they would