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Opening Night Gala presented by Volvo Cars of North America

Thursday April 23, 7:30 pm

2100 4th Avenue

NFFTY Opening Night Gala at MOHAI presented by Volvo Cars of North America

Arrive in style and walk the red carpet, enjoy an outstanding lineup of short films from some of the best young directors from around the world. After the screening jump in our free shuttle bus and head to the unforgettable after party at MOHAI. Mingle with Seattle’s finest, Hollywood industry members, and the young filmmakers of NFFTY. The after party is an all-ages event with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

Tickets are SOLD OUT.  Tickets may be available for purchase at the box office on Thursday, April 23.


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Henry Chaisson – 22

A contract killer gets more than he bargained for after a pit-stop at the convenience store.

Two and a Quarter Minutes

Two and a Quarter Minutes

Joshua Ovalle – 15

What goes through one’s mind in the two-and-a-quarter minutes it takes on average for a person to drown?



Varun Nair – 21, Kartik Gupta – 20, Bhanu Khandelwal – 22, Eshana Multani – 21

The film shows the story of Inspector Lobo and his encounter with the malicious ‘Magarwasi’ tribe.



Charles Frank – 20, Andrew Hutcheson – 24, Ginny Kramer – 24, David Brickel – 23

The lives of an athlete-turned-caregiver and a recently wheelchair-bound carpenter are woven together in a story about emotional captivity, struggle, and creative escape.


Copy That

Kingsley Hoskins – 23, Barbara McCormick Thomas, Ed Vijayavargiya – 22
United Kingdom

A photocopier with slightly special powers transforms the lives of two young office workers.

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