Best of the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival

Directed by Various

Each Summer in the Eastern Oregon town of Baker City, the We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival springs to life

Rhythm Assemblies: Films by Reed O’Beirne

Directed by Reed O’Beirne

“Cinema has more to do with dance, than it does with novels,” says Seattle filmmaker, Reed O’Beirne, “because it is

Memory’s Lonely Breath: Films by Vu Pham

Directed by Vu Pham

Working from deep-seated emotion and memory, Portland filmmaker Vu Pham’s films explore climatic levels of passion through characters wrestling with

Shakesburn

Directed by Pablo Reese, Anna Smith, Annie Winner, Ethan Harmon, Mimi Smith

A stolen tri-cycle, fruit-cakes, and clever insults collide.   Shakesburn is a comedy-drama that portrays two people with a strange

What I Would Say

Directed by Zulema Young-Toledo

True feelings are revealed in hypothetical terms.   I made this film to try to encapsulate and share the conflict

Home

Directed by Joshua Costea, Raluca Ciobanu, Lettie Costea

Abby’s strange powers help her find a world to call home.Winner of a 2016 Fresh Film Northwest Creative Expression Award. I wanted

Comeback

Directed by Skala Leake, Cameron Miller, Avery Davis, Aaron Miller

A young soccer star can't run from a new reality.   I experienced a form of loss, which inspired me

Eileen

Directed by Brendan Hickey, Sam Cleary

A friendship forms outside the principal’s office. Winner of a 2016 Fresh Film Northwest Creative Expression Award. I love John Hughes movie

Budding Romance

Directed by Elaina Albers, Katherine Bentz, Lucca Jenkins Law, Danielle LeBlanc, Evangeline Liu

Love between a girl and her potted plant.