Take a load off! Start your Sunday morning on the happy track with these light-hearted, good vibes. Follow the stories of a fictitious tiny astronaut, a real-life aspiring astronaut, and other characters young and old in this entertaining batch of family-friendly films.
11:00 AM Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
What's life without a little variety? Like the best buffet in town, you'll get a taste of everything (minus the heartburn). Follow a Chinese immigrant trying to survive in America, an animated lonely man trying to survive the rising seas of Planet Earth, a couple trying to survive their marriage, and relive election day 2016. About that heartburn...
11:30 AM Uptown 1
The Northwest is home to: many salmon, many mountains, and many amazing young filmmakers! Come see the freshest fresh of the upper left and watch as your beard grows and your shirt turns to flannel by the end of the screening. Want some coffee? It’s local.
Come As You Are
12:30 PM Uptown 2
Filmmaking can be a tool for self-expression. It can also be used to guide our exploration of individuality, self-love, and acceptance of others, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity. This inspiring screening explores the struggles and triumphs that we all experience when investigating and coming to peace with our own identity. The power of representation is real!
Masterclass: Aske Bang
1:00 PM Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
How do you go from making low-budget student shorts to being nominated for an Academy Award? Learn from Danish director Aske Bang as he details the process pf making his Academy-Award nominated short film “Silent Nights.”
1:30 PM Uptown 1
Color your world with an dazzling array of animated films crafted by candidly creative artists from around the globe. Explore groundbreaking forms of animation 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?)
Stories Of Us
2:30 PM Uptown 2
The lives we live make for the best stories. This documentary screening highlights real stories around our globe and the peculiar, poignant lives that people live. From sisters growing a deep bond despite their differences, to a young woman reflecting on her childhood as she prepares for adulthood, and a 97 year old woman reinventing herself as a death metal singer. Spoiler alert: its never too late to follow your dreams!
3:00 PM Nesholm Family Lecture Hall
Kiki…do you love me? Are you driving…to this screening? Keep the beat and stomp your feet as these audio-driven pieces de resistance amplify the musicality of the next generation. Come one, come all, to the greatest music video screening of them all. Mic check 1, 2, don’t miss this!
Journey to alternate realities as these filmmakers explore what life may be like in a science-fiction-inspired future. Get trapped in a bathroom with a mysterious sink voice, follow a family who must prove their parenting ability through a “test run” and enter a virtual reality life-machine that brings back memories of deceased loved ones. After this screening you might want to take a good hard look at yourself in a Black Mirror…
*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.
Closing Night: New American Dreams
6:00 PM Uptown 1
This is the new America. Take a seat or take a knee. 10 films highlighting 10 powerful voices. You are welcome here and at NFFTY, your voice is heard. Brought to you by the next generation of Americans.