Best of the 40th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival


The Best of the 40th 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 to bring the filmmakers wider exposure and to offer this independent regional work to venues large and small.

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[box]The presentation will take place at The Stage Door Theatre on Friday, Feb. 21. 5:35PM[/box] 

FULL SHORT PROGRAM

THE ROPER
ANNA SANDILANDS, EWAN MCNICOL / Seattle
(DOC) The true short story of Kendrick, a young calf roper in Lafayette, Louisiana, who dreams of one day making it to the rodeo national championship. (6 mins.)

WILD BICHONS
STEFAN NADELMAN / Portland
(ANI) A surreal encounter between man and Bichon ensues in the bucolic setting of a Pacific Northwest forest. (3 mins.);

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DEER FATHER
ALEX BRINKMAN / Belgrade
(NAR) What do you do when the deer you just ran over turns out to be your late father? (10 mins.)

A BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND AN END
JON BEHRENS / Seattle
(EXP) A truck explodes into a kaleidoscope of painted, optically printed animation. (5 mins.)

HEY VANCOUVER, THIS IS YOU ON CRAIGSLIST
LEWIS BENNETT / Vancouver
(DOC) Vancouver, BC residents read real Craigslist ads. (4 mins.); ;

AMERICAN LAWN
ROBERT SICKELS / Walla Walla
(DOC) Some folks have very strong opinions about lawns. (12 mins.)

SPLIT ENDS
JOANNA PRIESTLEY / Portland
(ANI) Abstract compositions inspired by vintage wallpaper and wrapping paper stimulate a collective memory of youthful self-hypnosis and visual absorption.; (4 mins.)

SF HITCH
VANESSA RENWICK / Portland
(DOC) Renwick reflects on a 1981 trip she took with her wolf dog to San Francisco “where even the bums were good-looking.” (5 mins.)

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NEMO
ADRIENNE LEVERETTE, ROB TYLER / Portland
(DOC) Fred Nemo tells his story, from the riches of his youth to the years he has spent as dancer for the band Hazel. (14 mins.)