National Film Festival for Talented Youth | Seattle Youth Film Festival | Student Film Festival

Opening Night Gala presented by Volvo Cars of North America

Thursday April 24, 7:30 pm

2100 4th Avenue

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Online Sales for Opening Night are SOLD OUT.
There may be a limited number of tickets available for purchase on-site 15 min before the screening starts. Line for wait-list will be on Lenora side of Cinerama.

Arrive in style and walk the red carpet at Seattle’s iconic Cinerama Theatre to kick off NFFTY 2014! Enjoy an outstanding lineup of short films made by some of the best young directors from around the world. After the screening, jump on our free shuttle bus and head to MOHAI on the shores of Lake Union for an unforgettable after party. Mingle with Hollywood industry, Seattle’s finest, and the young filmmakers of NFFTY 2014. After party is an all-ages event with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

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Screening may not be suitable for all ages. 



Shadow Dancing

Sean Drummond – Age 20

A woman comes across a lost VHS tape that brings back the nostalgic memories of her youth.


Dave’s Wild Life

Samuel de Ceccatty – Age 22
United Kingdom

Dave is a lonely and socially awkward retail assistant with an uneventful life. He dreams of having his own wildlife show, and transforms his otherwise mundane life by imagining undiscovered urban creatures.


Dresses – Painting Roses

Tim Hendrix – Age 21

An experimental music video featuring the band Dresses as they perform in a mystical, miniature land full of skeletons.



Michael Kefeyalew – Age 21

On their car ride home from a birthday party in the park, a mother and her young son encounter a horrific sight.


Lost Dog

Vanessa Pantley – Age 22

Faced with the loss of his friend and the urges of withdrawal, a heroin addict embarks on an unexpected journey with a young boy to find a lost dog.



Alex Bohs – Age 22

An LGBT short film about silencing insecurities, embracing oneself and the importance of human connection.

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