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Experimental Shorts

Sunday April 28, 5:00 pm

SIFF Uptown 2
511 Queen Anne Avenue North

David Lynch. Albert Einstein. Jimi Hendrix. What do they have in common? They all got their start experimenting with their art and pushing the boundaries of traditional ways of thinking. Enter the mind-bending visual vortex of alternative filmmaking, you may never return!

Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Escargot

Escargot

Jaison Cabebe – Age 18
California

In this music video, a snail finds that he is main course for dinner – and makes a break for it.

WaitForMe

Wait For Me

Miles Crist – Age 15
California

An experimental film exploring a filmmaker’s obsession with moving clouds, the changing sky, and capturing those fleeting moments through time-lapse imagery. The film expresses the beauty and light in nature that is evident in any given day, right outside.

#1

#1

Austin Keeling – Age 21
California

A short examining the use of technology as a mean of expressing emotions.

#2

#2

Austin Keeling, Age 21
California

A short examining the use of technology as a mean of expressing emotions.

Allodoxaphobia

Allodoxaphobia

Sarah Kapidzic – Age 18
Alex Scharft – Age 18
Iris Perks – Age 18
Canada

An experimental film about how our society treats women. Women are such powerful, beautiful, smart, strong creatures but many women dont realize this because of how the media portrays them.

Successions

Succession[s]

Matthew Clark Mulligan – Age 22
Oregon

An exploration of the cycle of society through the medium of visual poetry.

IndifferentCity

Indifferent City

Rui Cui – Age 22
California

Urbanization has brought mankind enormous changes and improvements. However, large amount of urban dwellers become indifferent to people around them under the heavy pressure of modern life. This film analyses the inward world of a patient of City-Autism while he is hesitating to give a hand to a person who fells into a well and eventually loses the chance to save the victim.

Portal

The Portal

Kevin Ho –  Age 15
Jake Raynis – Age 15
California

An experimental look inward as two boys dig deeper into a portal.

SixMonth

Six Month

Aaron Keeling – Age 21
California

An abstract examination of a doomed relationship and the various emotions that accompany it.

SneerNoRecentActivity

Sneer – No Recent Activity

Sarah Rivka – Age 22
Tomas Mickiewicz Seidita – Age 22
Oregon

This is the first video we made for our band Sneer from Portland, OR. It’s sort of about the Internet.

PortraitOfAFool

Portrait of a Fool

Kyle Adams – Age 20
Colorado

Step into the mind of a chronic procrastinator.

AndTheKid

And the Kid

Jacqueline Lentzou – Age 22
Greece

Inspired by Adriaen De Velde’s painting “A goat and a kid”, “And the Kid” is a short art film experimenting with symbolism and form, focusing on a lonely girl’s attempt to beautify her routine to her mother through a letter.

BarbieDoll

Barbie Doll

Christina Carter – Age 16
Esa Tilija – Age 15
India Jencks – Age 15
Jeeoon Lee – Age 16
Washington

A visual interpretation of the poem “Barbie Doll” by Marge Piercy.

KidSmplPulse

Kid Smpl – Pulse

Ben Anderson – Age 21
Washington

The Pulse of nature is explored through world-tessellating compositions and a dreamy soundscape.  The world we see breaks free from reality to show us a unique and inspiring world hidden within our own.

PeterRabbit

Peter Rabbit

Ceara McEvoy – Age 22
South Africa

Peter Rabbit is a gripping esposes the dark ritual of a girl’s obsession with the power relations involved in sex and death. The theme of the film underpins the unequal power dynamic still felt by females in society today.

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