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

Powerful Grit

Saturday April 27, 6:30 pm

SIFF Uptown 2
511 Queen Anne Avenue North

The power of drama is alive and well. Prepare to be captivated by these riveting shorts that take you to life’s grittier edge.

Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Jack Bottomley – Age 21
United Kingdom

‘Burnside’ is ten minute drama that focuses on a young couple, Alex and Lucy, and their blossoming relationship which starts to collapse under the stress of Lucy’s abusive father. How they meet, their struggles with intimacy and the near collapse of their relationship is all captured fleetingly, until eventually, Alex takes matters into his own hands.



Jonathan Gelvan – Age 18

Silas lives with his mother and there is no father figure to be found. This causes him to have a distorted view of what it means to be a man. His mother is a prostitute and has costumers at home, around the clock. He, unfortunately, sees a lot of things a child his age should not be exposed to. ‘Manhood’ is the story about Silas’ fight to become a man and win his mother’s heart and attention.


Room 303

Manny Mahal – Age 21

A teenager’s life is forever ruined by a bully; he exacts even retribution.



Max Magerkurth – Age 18
Tyler Thompson – Age 19
Luke Holtgeerts – Age 18

A man lives alone in a post-apocalyptic world without his family, forever searching for another living person to comfort him.


No One Knows

Bunee Tomlinson – Age 20

The Smiths could be any family. They could be your neighbors. When twelve-yearold Jason looks into his neighbor’s window, he learns he’s not the only kid living in an abusive environment. What he learns will change his life.


Eternal Springs

Ashton Kennedy – Age 22
Kate Rhamey – Age 22
Allison Rohm – Age 22

A deranged old lady captures women to be her play things.


Kite Falling

Nicholas Spadaro – Age 20
Jamie Spaulding – Age 20
Zachary Durocher – Age 20
Alex Matte – Age 20
New York

Two soldiers from opposing sides of an unnamed war find themselves amid a bloody battle. They are immediately drawn to a fallen kite caught up in a tree, and what transpires is a realistic portrayal of humanity, war, and the role memories hold in what makes us who we are.



David Gauthier – Age 20
Phillip Lee – Age 20

Set in late 1800’s, an escaped slave seeks revenge on the people who have murdered his brother.

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