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Shorts III

  • Directed by Various

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

The Innovator

Directed by Tristan Stoch

Mike Friton is a shoe designer, weaver, and paper sculptor.

Portland Meadows

Directed by Vanessa Renwick

This rhythmic portrait explores the sights and sounds of Portland’s horse racetrack.

By the Salish Sea

Directed by Serge Gregory

On the Northwest coast in the early 19th century, a Salish native’s dream quest is disturbed by the arrival of

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Cube Variations

Directed by Lawrence Johnson

Repetition and unfulfilled anticipation fuel this abstract experiment with animated objects.

Binary

Directed by Ben Popp

1s and 0s—what will be programmed? Behold, an analog response to digital media.

Blind Spots

Directed by Amanda Thomson

A woman’s voice sketches out an enigmatic romance while the camera gets lost in the patterns of sunlight on windswept

UFOlogist

Directed by Anna Sandilands, Ewan McNicol

Peter Davenport’s life work is running the National UFO Reporting Center.

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The Six is Silent

Directed by Sarah-Jane-Lapp

This animation is inspired by the song by SkyJelly, which is inspired by the short story, now a film, by