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Opening Night Gala – Presented by Volvo Car USA

Thursday April 28, 7:30 pm

Cinerama
2100 4th Avenue

 

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Arrive in style and walk the red carpet at Seattle’s iconic Cinerama Theater to kick off NFFTY 2016! Enjoy an outstanding lineup of short films made by some of the best young directors from around the world. After the screening, climb aboard our free shuttles and head downtown for an unforgettable after-party atop the tallest building in Washington state, the Columbia Tower! Enjoy a complimentary drink (21+ over only) in honor of NFFTY’s 10th festival as you mingle with Hollywood industry, Seattle’s finest, and the young filmmakers of NFFTY 2016. After party is an all-ages event with hors d’oeuvres and bar service.

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Take Flight

Take Flight

Joe Sill – 24,  Nick Roney – 24, Tye Whipple – 24, Nick Erickson – 27

California, USA

A girl, trapped in a dirty Metropolis World one day, embarks on a fantastical and arduous journey to visit the beautiful, Natural World on the other side of her hemisphere.

Looking Down

Looking Down

Joe Staehly – 22, Yanni Rozes – 22

Pennsylvania, USA

Riley has to make a decision that will determine the course of her entire life.

Hum

Hum

Tom Teller – 20, Nico Aguilar – 21, Jackie Zhou – 22

California, USA

A solitary robot lives a life in the backroom of a restaurant, washing dishes. With the help of a small friend, he becomes enlightened to the world beyond his four walls, seeking to pursue his dream of exploration.

Persephone Goes Home

Persephone Goes Home

Laura Holliday – 21, Malcolm Duncan – 21

California, USA

Persephone returns to her home town discouraged that her college degree doesn’t make her automatically successful or cool.

Vitals

Vitals

Jake Oleson – 21

New York, USA

After miraculously surviving a stabbing attack, Hananel David is faced with overcoming his PTSD to become a paramedic and pass along the gift of life that has been given to him.

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