Why so serious? Take a load off and crack a smile at this family-friendly mixed bag of uplifting treats. From happy to wacky and everything in between, this slate will have you whistling and feeling quite keen!
Keynote: Producer Chris Moore
12:00 PM Uptown 1
Join us for a keynote presentation by producer Chris Moore, as he debunks film industry myths ranging from producing and fundraising, to distribution and balancing work and life, through the lens of his own journey and experience in the film industry. Keynote presentation will be followed by an extended moderated audience Q&A discussion.
1:00 PM Uptown 2
The Northwest is home to: a perennially awful baseball team, Dave Matthews (and his band), and - most importantly - extremely talented young filmmakers! Come see the finest The Upper Left has to offer and get a taste for life in NFFTY's neck of the woods! Bike riding lessons will be provided.
2:00 PM Uptown 1
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 point! Hah...point. Get it?)
Outta This World
3:00 PM Uptown 2
Is it still called Science-Fiction if it might be real? Whoa...you're crazy, dude. Because one planet isn't enough, join us on a joyride to future worlds, far away dimensions, and alternate realities where crows eat your memories! Eww...gross.
Stories Of Us
4:00 PM Uptown 1
What's better than a film based on a true story? An actual true story, of course! NFFTY's phenomenal variety documentary screening highlights real stories around our globe that showcase incredible humans and the peculiar, poignant lives that people live. Get real or get lost!
5:00 PM Uptown 2
Can't pick a favorite genre? Then this screening is for you. Like the best buffet in town, you'll get a taste of everything (minus the heartburn). Follow the story of a delusional would-be king, dive into an intense Spanish political election, and feel the emotional strain of relationships gone sour.
*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.
Closing Night: American Dreams
6:30 PM Uptown 1 Includes admission to Awards Show, directly following screening, and the NFFTY 2017 Closing Night Party, at KCTS-9.
For many Americans, life in the land of the free can be a grueling, isolating journey. These eight stories examine the struggles, triumphs and hardships facing various populations within our borders. As our nation grows, the mighty voices of the unheard are often diminished. We celebrate those voices by showcasing stories that prove America is truly the home of the brave.