October / November 2015

October  

Ana's Playground

d. Eric D. Howell | USA | 2009 | 20 min

A children's soccer game becomes unexpectedly dangerous when their ball flies out of reach.

Bananas

d. Aaron Rosenbloom | USA | 2012 | 7 min

A meditation on fruit.

Coffee & Pie

d. Douglas Horn | USA | 2011 | 16 min

A couple must come to term with the fact that theirs is a love that could never be.

Crack In The Sidewalk

d. Kris Kristensen | USA | 2006 | 10 min

Artists can impact strangers so deeply that they feel they've lost a personal friend when they die. To most news of Bryan Harvey's (front man for '80s rock duo House of Freaks) murder was simply a sensational headline, but for those who treasured his music, a part of themselves was extinguished.

The Crumb of It

d. T.J. Misny | USA | 2013 | 15 min

When a stand-up comic begins dating a successful pastry chef, she doggedly attempts to conquer her long-held, irrational phobia of cake.

The Delivery

d. Virginia Bogert | 2006 | 10 min

Can an isolated writer and a sweetly shy delivery girl find each other? Can she be the one to bring him out? Will he let her in?

Dinosaurs and Sea Hawks

d. Linas Phillips | USA | 2014 | 5 min

Sleeping under a bridge is a man and his dinosaur mask.

Duck Dodge

d. Andrew Franks | USA | 2012 | 4 min

A intimate look at the Lake Union boat race that happens on Friday nights.

Fortune Hunters

d. Thom Harp | USA | 2006 | 21 min

Arthur needs to get his girlfriend back before the fortunes he writes for his father's cookie business get worse than "You will die alone."

Maura's War

d. Douglas Horn | USA | 2006 | 10 min

Maura Peterson is an anti-war activist whose latest documentary is losing airtime because it's perceived as being too biased. With just one day to find an "opposing viewpoint" to save her project, Maura sets up an interview with her estranged son, Lt. Troy Wilson, a new marine officer about to deploy to Iraq. But in trying to save her documentary, Maura risks losing what remains of her relationship with Troy.

Mother Corn

d. Guillermo Lecuona | USA, Mexico | 2013 | 16 min

A Triqui Indian teen wrestles spiritual visions that awaken appreciation for her grandmother and culture.

Palweiser Label

d. J. Brad Wilke | USA | 2006 | 10 min

After losing an opportunity for what could be his big break into commercial production work, a young Chinese American filmmaker must choose between toeing the corporate line and unleashing his unique vision on an unsuspecting consumer population.

Passing Ellenville

d. Gene Fischer, Samuel Centore | USA | 2014 | 17 min

Two transgender teens share their ambitions, their successes, and their struggles in rural upstate New York.

The Queen

d. Manuel Abramovich | Argentina | 2013 | 19 min

Memi prepares to become queen of the carnival. Lost in a world of grown-ups and trapped in her routine, she is torn between the glamour of pageant and the social pressure to become a winner.

Unfold

d. Steven Daly | Ireland | 2013 | 15 min

Coping with unexpected changes in his life, Mark meets Sara, who opens his eyes to a new perspective of the world around him.

Yours Truly,

d. Mandy Hubbard | USA | 2013 | 8 min  

A love letter to anyone who's ever written to a celebrity.

November

By the Salish Sea

d. Serge Gregory | USA | 2012 | 12 min

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

Box Walk

d. Tony Fulgham | USA | 2013 | 16 min

The lessons learned by a quiet Eastern Washington teen reverberate into his adult life in this coming-of-age father-son tale.

The Bridge

d. Lisa Hardmeyer | USA| 2007 | 10 min

Jeremy and Julia are imperfect strangers. Facing her mortality, Julia, an aspiring artist, seeks spiritual answers wherever they may lurk. Dying on stage, Jeremy, a perspiring comic, seeks resolution on his own terms. When the two cross paths on a bridge, will either end up on the other side?

Circus of Infinity

d. Sue Corcoran | USA | 2005 | 10 min

Don't let the clowns get you down. SIFF Fly Films 2005

The Collector's Gift

d. Ryan Kravetz | USA | 2012 | 9 min

A modern day fairytale about a young girl who discovers the key to creating a new world.

The Dam Keeper

d. Dice Tsutsumi, Robert Kondo | USA | 2013 | 18 min

The tale of a young pig with an important job, and a new classmate that changes everything.

Driver's Ed

d. Thom Harp | USA | 2005 | 10 min

Kate (Jessica Skerritt) has failed her driver's test four times. Her boyfriend is a freshman at the UW and isn't returning her calls. She needs to get her license and drive to Seattle to save her relationship, so Kate enlists the help of Mr. Meeker (Tony Doupé), a driving instructor with an old Buick and a lot of patience.

The Forgotten

d. David Feldman | USA | 2013 | 14 min

A young Latino artist advocates for domestic laborers through an art installation in the Sonoran Desert of Arizona, in tribute to his immigrant roots.

Good Karma $1

d. Jason Berger, Amy Laslett | USA | 2012 | 15 min

When you're left with nothing to tell your message, what do you do?

Maikaru

d. Amanda Harryman | USA | 2014 | 7 min

One Seattle male reflects upon the harsh street life he dealt with during his childhood and the push he has had to make it out and find a sense of normalcy.

Numb

d. Matt Daniels | USA | 2007 | 10 min

Set in an enchanted land, Numb is a dark tale of a young girl named Sophie who is beginning a new life with her mysterious Uncle Algernon, who has an infatuation for bizarre puppetry and spectacle.

The Raftman's Razor

d. Keith Bearden | USA | 2004 | 7 min

Two boys impatiently await the monthly philosophical installments of their favorite comic book: THE RAFTMAN.

Rainbow

d. Dayna Hanson | USA | 2007 | 10 min

16-year-old Iris navigates life in her mother's absence as best she can, playing music with her uncle and doing her part to soothe the raw nerves of her mom's lingering, live-in boyfriend.

Scent of a Woman

d. Lauren Savoy | USA | 2013 | 12 min

When Chloe's new boyfriend cooks her his signature meal, Fettuccine Alfredo, she wants to admit to being lactose-intolerant, but decides to wait. But how long can she really keep her secret?

Sea Folk

d. Morgan Henry, Josh Hayward | USA | 2014 | 8 min

Seattle was built on sea shanties and the bones of mariners; it is impossible to fully grasp the city without spending time on the waters that surround her.

Secret

d. Tony Fulgham | USA | 2014 | 8 min

Watching his neighbors navigate the treacherous waters of young love, George is moved to look at his marriage of thirty years.

While You Weren't Looking

d. Jeremy Mackie | USA | 2012 | 11 min

A kid's first adventure starts when mom's not looking.