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2015 Schedule

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Thursday April 23

Friday April 24

Rasmus

Masterclass: The Journey from Idea to Story

Panel. SIFF Uptown 1, 11:30 am, Friday April 24

Join us as Danish screenwriter Rasmus Heisterberg leads us on the intricate process from an idea to a story. Often we see films where the idea was strong and original, but the whole script never completed the intentions. In this workshop we will explore how to find the right path for an idea so...

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BirthdayBoy

Afternoon Eclectic

Comedy, Drama, Family. SIFF Uptown 2, 12:30 pm, Friday April 24

After a long and hectic week, it's time to get eclectic! Kick back and relax with this diverse offering of shorts; from comedic to dramatic and everything in between, it's time to lauch the weekend of NFFTY 2015!

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A Guide to Growing Up

Drama. SIFF Uptown 1, 1:30 pm, Friday April 24

It's a hard knock life...for everyone! But this relatable, heart-wrenching screening will help put the years of your youth in perspective. From young to old and everything in between, these films help answer the question of "what does it all mean?!" Screening may not be suitable for all...

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Works In Progress Event

Panel. SIFF Uptown 2, 2:30 pm, Friday April 24

Join us for the inaugural NFFTY Works In Progress Event! Presented in partnership with Relativity School, we are screening unfinished films from filmmakers 24-and-under. The event features a panel of industry professionals providing constructive feedback...

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How Not To Be A Filmmaker

Panel. SIFF Uptown 1, 4:00 pm, Friday April 24

In order to know what TO do, sometimes you first need to learn what NOT to do. Here to help you navigate the unpredictable waters of filmmaking is a diverse panel of filmmakers with experience in both the indie and Hollywood realm. Join us for a lively discussion on the do’s, don’ts, and...

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Turn Back The Clock

Drama, Family. SIFF Uptown 2, 5:00 pm, Friday April 24

Have you ever thought, "I wish I could go back in time?" Well now you can, Marty McFly! Jump in the NFFTY Delorean and take a trip down memory lane as these films explore stories of the past. See Elvis before the fame and go underground with a miner digging trenches during WWII.

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Happy Hour Shorts

Comedy, Drama. SIFF Uptown 1, 6:30 pm, Friday April 24

Clap along if you feel like Happy Hour is the truth. Clap along if you feel like NFFTY is what you ought to do! Cheers to the weekend. Beer tasting starts at 5:45pm. Films start at 6:30pm. Tasting included with Film Ticket and ID. Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Dorian

Cinematic Journey

Drama. SIFF Uptown 2, 7:30 pm, Friday April 24

Do you ever feel like life is a movie? These 8 filmmakers do, and they beautifully encapsulate life through the lens of a camera. If life is cinema, then come take a look at the lives we live through these stunning frames. Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Friday Night Shorts

Drama, Highlights. SIFF Uptown 1, 8:30 pm, Friday April 24

Are you ready for Friday Night Lights...Camera, Action? This Friday night you'll be feeling alright if you invest your time in seeing some of the best films NFFTY has to offer. Highlights include a creature-filled music video, a vengeful mother, and a fish! Screening may not be suitable...

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Powerful Grit

Drama, Thriller. SIFF Uptown 2, 9:30 pm, Friday April 24

These films take drama to new heights as they create compelling characters that navigate the gripping paths through the darker side of life. Life isn't all roses and puppies, and these films poignantly put the more difficult aspects of existentence into perspective.   Screening may...

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RustyFish

The Last Laugh

Comedy. SIFF Uptown 1, 10:30 pm, Friday April 24

A man walks into the restroom at a bar... what happens next? Find out at the most hilarious, belly ache-inducing, fart joke-featuring screening of the festival. Because, where else would you see a zombie apocalypse musical? Nowhere! Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Saturday April 25

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Bring The Kids

Animation, Comedy, Family. SIFF Uptown 1, 11:30 am, Saturday April 25

Fun for the whole family! Skip the Saturday morning cartoons and explore the magical world of all-ages cinema. Inspire your kids with these films made by talented young filmmakers from near and far. Spoiler alert: these films are awesome!

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#kindawesome

Documentary, Drama, Family. SIFF Uptown 2, 12:30 pm, Saturday April 25

Be kind. Be awesome. Be kind AND awesome by supporting NFFTY and coming to this amazing screening! The true power of cinema lies in how it affects your feelings and this incredible lineup of films will make you feel like you're on top of the world.

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48-Hour Film Off

Comedy, Drama. SIFF Uptown 1, 1:30 pm, Saturday April 25

Local high schools compete for cash to support their film programs. The challenge: make a three-minute movie in two days! Come watch and cast your vote to decide the winner! This contest/screening is presented by Seafair. To prove the film was made during the 48-hour period filmmakers are...

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Sleepwalkers

Feature Presentation: Sleepwalkers

Feature Film. SIFF Uptown 2, 2:30 pm, Saturday April 25

Take time out of your film-packed weekend to catch the only feature-length film in this year's festival. Skip the cineplex, the future of independent film is right here!

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Building a House: Drama, Dialogue, and Directing

Panel. SIFF Uptown 1, 3:30 pm, Saturday April 25

James Foley reflects on his incredible, long and successful directing career. From Twin Peaks to Glengarry Glenn Ross to the hit Netflix series House of Cards, Foley’s work exemplifies the riveting power of drama in television and film. His projects are prolific...

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Fred

Real World: Documentaries

Documentary, Family. SIFF Uptown 2, 4:30 pm, Saturday April 25

See humanity through a clearer lens as these global stories are brought to life on the big screen. These powerful films tackle pivotal themes by diving deep into the ocean of non-fiction storytelling to bring you the tales beneath the surface.

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Reel Animation

Animation, Comedy, Family. SIFF Uptown 1, 5:30 pm, Saturday April 25

Color your world with an array of animated films crafted by wonderfully creative artists from around the globe. Explore forms of animation you didn't know existed and celebrate the illustrious talents of young filmmakers harnessing the power of the pen (or pencil, or paintbrush... you get the...

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Centerpiece

Drama, Highlights. SIFF Uptown 1, 7:30 pm, Saturday April 25

If NFFTY was a human being, these films would be the beating heart; the core providing energy to the rest of the cinematic life form. From a hilarious poisonous milk epidemic to an intense first-person story of abuse, the stories contained in these 8 wonderful films deserve to be the center of...

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Neverland

Poetry in Motion

Drama, Music. SIFF Uptown 2, 9:00 pm, Saturday April 25

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes a thousand pictures can only be described by one word: beauty. These poetic compositions blend cinematic imagery and existential prose to create stunning stories examining what it means to live, love, and be human. Screening may not...

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El_Gigante

Edge of Your Seat

Animation, Drama, Suspense, Thriller. SIFF Uptown 1, 10:00 pm, Saturday April 25

They say the freaks come out at night...well this night has the most bloody, tense, cringe-worthy screening that NFFTY has to offer. A thrill ride that will send your heart racing up the walls - you will leave forever changed! Don't say I didn't warn you. Screening may not be suitable for...

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Sunday April 26

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Lighten Up!

Comedy, Drama, Family. SIFF Uptown 2, 11:00 am, Sunday April 26

Why so serious? Take a load off and laugh yourself silly at this family-friendly mixed bag of uplifting, hilarious treats. Give your doctor the heads up, because this screening will leave you in need of stitches!

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Northwest Life

Comedy, Drama, Family. SIFF Uptown 1, 12:00 pm, Sunday April 26

The Northwest is home to exhaustingly passive-agressive behavior, extreme amounts of coffee consumption, and - most importantly - extremely talented young filmmakers! Come see the finest The Upper Left, USA has to offer and get a taste for life in NFFTY's neck of the woods!

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Experimental Visions

Animation, Drama. SIFF Uptown 2, 1:00 pm, Sunday April 26

According to Wikipedia, an experiment is an orderly procedure carried out with the goal of verifying, refuting, or establishing the validity of a hypothesis. Example: This screening is full of the most inventive, unorthodox methods of filmmaking ever seen! Refute at your own risk. Screenin...

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The Way We Live

Documentary, Family. SIFF Uptown 1, 2:00 pm, Sunday April 26

Presented in partnership with Humanities Washington Post-screening discussion facilitated by Zaki Bark Hamid, Program Director, Humanities Washington These three excellent documentary films give voice to the voiceless and illuminate the hidden subjec...

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Musical Masterpiece

Comedy, Music. SIFF Uptown 2, 3:00 pm, Sunday April 26

Turn the volume up to 100 for this mixtape of music-centric pieces. Get your hands ready to clap, your feet ready to tap, and your lyrics ready to rap! Just kidding, we'll leave the rapping to the professionals. Please don't rap during the screening. Screening may not be suitable for all...

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Variety Hour

Comedy, Documentary, Drama, Family. SIFF Uptown 1, 4:00 pm, Sunday April 26

Scared of uniformity? Can't pick a favorite genre? Then this screening is for you. Buckle your seatbelts, because this roller coaster screening is full of excitement. You might just leave as one big glass case of emotion. Screening may not be suitable for all ages.

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Border Woods

Come As You Are

Drama, LGBT. SIFF Uptown 2, 5:00 pm, Sunday April 26

With a camera in hand and a message in mind, these brave filmmakers have approached issues of individuality, self-expression, and acceptance with the full power of cinema behind them. This inspiring screening explores the struggles and triumphs that we all encounter when establishing our own...

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Femme Finale presented by Cornish College of the Arts

Comedy, Drama, Highlights. SIFF Uptown 1, 6:30 pm, Sunday April 26

Celebrate the finest female-directed films of NFFTY 2015 with our grand finale. The emerging presence of female directors isn't diversifying the film landscape, it's normalizing it! Join us in supporting the movement and stay after the screening for the official Awards Show! Screening may...

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Awards Show

. SIFF Uptown 1, 8:00 pm, Sunday April 26

You voted for your favorite films throughout the weekend and now it's time for the winners to be announced! Along with a few surprise awards, the official NFFTY Awards Show will recognize the Audience Award winners and special Jury Prize winners from this year's festival. Then head over to the...

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Hours

Thursday April 23 2015

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8:00 pm
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Friday April 24 2015

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Saturday April 25 2015

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Sunday April 26 2015

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Cinerama

Thursday April 23 2015

Friday April 24 2015

Saturday April 25 2015

Sunday April 26 2015

SIFF Uptown 1

Thursday April 23 2015

Friday April 24 2015

Saturday April 25 2015

Centerpiece

Drama Highlights, 7:30 pm, Saturday April 25

Sunday April 26 2015

Variety Hour

Comedy Documentary Drama Family, 4:00 pm, Sunday April 26

SIFF Uptown 2

Thursday April 23 2015

Friday April 24 2015

Saturday April 25 2015

#kindawesome

Documentary Drama Family, 12:30 pm, Saturday April 25

Sunday April 26 2015

Lighten Up!

Comedy Drama Family, 11:00 am, Sunday April 26