Best of the 39th NORTHWEST FILMMAKERS’ FESTIVAL


The Best of the 39th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival touring program presents a carefully selected cross-section of the state of filmmaking in the Northwest. The Northwest Film Center presents this showcase in an effort to bring the filmmakers wider exposure and to inspire future Festival filmmakers in all corners of the Northwest.

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FESTIVAL TRAILER: FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION

The Festival reveals the not-so-secret ingredient in Northwest filmmakers’ art. (Created by Mike Houston, Austin Hilde, Directed by Rob Tyler).

SOMEONE
JOSH LUNDEN / PORTLAND
(NAR) On his way home from school, a boy discovers the body of a homeless man. (6 mins.)

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BIRD OF FLAMES
CHEL WHITE / PORTLAND
(EXP) With music by David Lynch and Chrysta Bell, a spider-like Vietnamese sorcerer coaxes a beautiful chanteuse to perform like a living doll. (5 mins.)

A TAX ON BUNNY RABBITS
NATHANIEL AKIN / POWELL RIVER
(ANI) Rabbits are calm, birds are calm, robots are not. When an unfriendly robot shows up on the territory of bunny rabbits, what are the rabbits to do? (2 mins.)

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LINGO
BAHAR NOORIZADEH / VANCOUVER
(NAR) Protective of her son and hindered by the language barrier, police interrogate an Afghan immigrant about a fire started by her son. (9 mins.)

ARCTIC CHRISTMAS
SAL STROM / TIGARD
(EXP) Ernie Heaton is one of the last two survivors from the transport ship USAT Dorchester. He tells his chilling experience after being torpedoed during WWII. (3 mins.)

THE WHALE STORY
TESS MARTIN / SEATTLE
(ANI) The story of a fisherman and a whale is retold in paint on a 16-foot high wall with the help of the passing public.(4 mins.)

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IN ALL FORMS
JAMES HEBERS / VANCOUVER
(EXP) Stop-motion, and experimental animation techniques explore evolution, creation and primal forms of life. (4 mins.)

LATER THAN USUAL
DAVID HOVAN / VANCOUVER
(
NAR) An elderly couple marks time toward a not-so-inevitable end. (6 mins.)

DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS
ORLAND NUTT / PORTLAND
(EXP) Orland’s open letter to Peter concerns a steaming pile of woodchips, Mt. Fuji and context. (3 mins.)

STERLING HALLARD BRIGHT DRAKE
ROBERT SICKELS / WALLA WALLA
(DOC) A tombstone appears in a cemetery in Walla Walla, sparking speculation on whatever happened to this promising but enigmatic lad who predicted he would die of loneliness. (15 mins.)

DEAR PETER, WOODCHIPS II
ORLAND NUTT / PORTLAND
(EXP) A continuation of the correspondence in which Orland’s relationship to the woodchips evolves. (3 mins.)


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