Best of NFFTY 2018 // SIFF FutureWave Shorts Program


The next generation of filmmakers are finding their own unique voices and are creating media with purpose. These international shorts from filmmakers 18 and under are glorious evidence that storytelling is already strong in the future.

May 27, 2019 - 2:45pm SIFF Cinema Uptown


Black Girl Magic by Sofia Majors, Elijae Givens, Jaylin Harris, Hope Allen, Taylor Freeman, Olivia Majors Young women summon the superhero Black Girl Magic with they need to make things right

BlueInk by Miranda Potter and Jade Jess A victim of human trafficking tells her story.

Come Back to Me by Catherine McCord A mother, a deployed 20-year veteran soldier, questions the balance between serving her country and raising her son. NFFTY 2018 Official Selection and Best High School Filmmaker Award

Drenched by Margarita Brodie Before leaving for college, Max and Geraldine reveal how they’ve really felt about each other all summer long. NFFTY 2018 Official Selection

Fifteen by Louisa Baldwin Fifteen is a tough age for a girl— especially when you fall in love for the first time with another girl.

Fleeting Moments by Will McCracken A young couple’s lives are turned upside-down by an otherworldly camera.

grief.exe by Dylan Santa Cruz A boy goes through a simulation meant to help him mourn him dead girlfriend.

Hidden by Jess O’Brien Solomon reads a poem to the class that has a meaning and two secrets only known by one other classmate.

Meeting at Half Past Five by Daria Litvichenko One evening Philip gets proof that the world is cruel and corrupt.

Mental by Serena Cunningham A personal recounting of a young woman’s struggle with OCD and ADHD

On the Backs of Salmon by Miles Whitworth and Cecilia O’Rollins The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe have fought the long odds to reclaim their identity after white settlers devastated the local salmon population. NFFTY 2018 Official Selection

Our Way of Life: A Video Poem For My Father by Lucy Hawk (Suquamish) A young descendent of the Suquamish Tribe documents how they are preserving their culture and teaching the next generation.

Phillip Bruce - A Documentary About Limb Difference by Nepal Arslan Phillip Bruce shares his experience of not having any fingers on his left hand.

Red Chimera by Jen Frisch-Wang In her dream, Chrissy’s cat tells her that she will age 60 years overnight. When she wakes up, it’s true.

Stuffed by Sam Kellman The childhood journey of Elliot and his best friend Alfie, who happens to be a stuffed bunny.

Sweet Dreams? by Barb Hoffman An animated collage of three strange dreams. NFFTY 2018 Official Selection

The Making of Chase Humes by Chase Humes A transgender student talks about his experiences and hardships during his journey.