Sit down, Malick. The next generation of cinematic auteurs have arrived and they've got all the aspect ratios, anamorphics, and aesthetic needed to frame their fantastic foregrounds and backgrounds with ease. Come for the 4:3, stay for the 2.40. Cinematographer jokes are the best!
Beyond borders lie important stories. Tales of family bonds, harrowing journeys to freedom, the walls we create to separate cultures and identities and the ways we treat those who we see as "different." As we work to acknowledge the hardships we place on others, the first step to forgiveness is understanding.
Come one, come all! Tall, short, wide, thin, dark, light, whatever your style or preference may be! NFFTY is home to people of all backgrounds, preferences, and lifestyle choices. This showcase shines a light on some of the untold, underrepresented stories and perspectives that you wont see at the multiplex.
Writer and director Anna Emma Haudal will take you through the development of her web series DOGGYSTYLE and discuss how it started as a graduation script for a feature film and ended as a web series that screened on national broadcast tv. A masterclass about research, developing and the anxiety of being a successful artist.
2:00pm Uptown 1
Northwest stand up! Our region is home to many things, including more dogs than humans, more trees than dogs, and incredible amounts of rain (so don't move here!). It's also home to a growing number of fantastically talented young filmmakers, who are on display on this screening. Get a glimpse into life in the upper left through the artists and people who call this place home and the music and stories that have developed upon the northwest backdrop.
Why are we here? What motivates us to get up every day? Why is life so hard? Some of life's more complex questions can't be answered, but clarity can be achieved through cinematic revelations. If these questions resonate, come find some answers in this slate full of seminal survival information. From life in the in-between to explorations of the afterlife, you'll be transported into higher planes of transcendental thought.
All aboard the animation train! These sensations are leaving the station and the first stop is Lego-town! This mixture of mediums - from claymation to hand-drawn stop-motion to CGI - will drop your jaw to the floor and leave you screaming "more!" More like "ore!" because your mouth will be stuck open. You get the point!
This is it chief...it's time to take your horse down to NFFTY Road and ride until the music starts to flow! Its flame emoji music video szn and this lineup is lowkey gonna give you life rn! These yung Hype Williams wannabes have been doing the extra most to bring the fire drip and now it's time for the glow up. Don't ghost us or leave us on read, we're getting this music video bread. Mic drop!
Sunday scaries got you feeling down? Take a load off with some light-hearted fare that'll remind you of when you were young, wild, and free with not a care in the world...except for death and taxes (unless you're a billionaire). From a drag queen's big moment to the meaning of life falling in an unsuspecting restaurant worker's lap, you're guaranteed to smile for a while when this screening is over!
The time is now for the filmmakers that will shape the stories of the future. Generation NOW takes center stage with intimate tales of contemporary adolescent life, the struggles and triumphs of life on earth, and the nooks and crannies of emotional evolution that define our existence. As NFFTY 2019 comes to a close, we hope you're left with hope for the future and the confidence that we'll be okay - if we listen to the next generation.