July 20th-23rd 2017

New Venue- Factory Luxe

Located in the Historic Rainier Brewery

 
 STIFF 2016
FESTIVAL AWARDS
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Drama
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Music Video
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Narrative Short
 
 
 
 
 
 
Audience Award
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Experimental
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Feature Narrative
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Feature Documentary
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Best Transmedia
 
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Best Doc Short

Complete Program

120mm

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Alexandra Madera 6 minutes US

120mm is a short study about perceptions of female sensuality and shoes.
"A woman who is self-conscious can't relax to let her sensuality come into play. If she is hungry she will be tense. If she is "done up" she will be on the alert for her reflection in his eyes. If she is ashamed of her body, it's movement will be stilled. If she does not feel entitled to claim attention, she will not demand that airspace to shine in." Naomi Wolf, The Beauty Myth

 

amadera711@gmail.com   Twitter @amadera711   Instagram @amadera711

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Across the Pond

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Ryan Bergez 16 minutes US, UK

London girl, Emily (Renée Bourke) gets sent to LA for work. This cut and dry business trip takes a detour when she meets an easy going bar musician, Nick (Paris Dylan). Despite leading very different lives, the unlikely pair share an undeniable connection, but is it strong enough to overcome the distance Across the Pond?

Pulp Digital Productions is the creative home for Ryan Bergez and Maceo Greenberg, two film school buddies who decided to combine their artistic skills and develop media magic together. Since it's founding in 2011, Pulp Digital has gone on to produce web shows, shorts, music videos, commercials, promos, and TV shows.

 acrossthepondmovie@gmail.com   Twitter @acrossthepond15   Instagram @lifeofaveganactress

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Alternate

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Conor Holt 4 minutes US

After a long day of reality, Philip wants to surf through some alternatives.

Conor Holt grew up in Roseville, Minnesota, and studied Film at Minnesota State University Moorhead. Since moving to Los Angeles, Holt has interned at Marvel Studios, and worked for the Sundance Institute and the AFI Film Festival. He has written & directed several short films, including A Better Life, which played at multiple festivals, including Fantasia Film Festival and Sci-Fi London.

info@conorholt.com   Twitter @conor_holt   Instagram @conor_holt

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Anima

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Daniel Dou 14 minutes Spain

The first Spanish 360º video series, that tells the story of Alma, a girl who dies in a rave party but wakes up as a ghost who looks for answers and her revenge.

Daniel Dou, was born in 1968. He started working with video and TV in 1993, developing audiovisual projects of all types: From programs for local TV of artistic and cultural content, to music videos for bands like Manta Ray, horror series for the Gijon International Film Festival, documentaries, short films, commercials...

info@transreal360.com   Tritter @anima360   Instagram @transreal360

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Annabelle

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Micah Knapp 5 minutes US

Annabelle is a reflection piece about a failed relationship told through visuals and music, no dialogue.

Micah Knapp was born and raised in Bellingham Washington. When he was 8 years old, Micah saved up $500 and bought his first video camera, making filmswith his three brothers. In 2008, he started a production company called Knapp Bros. Studios with Jake Knapp - producing commercials, music videos, and short films. Since that time, Micah has worked in the Seattle freelance market, working with multiple companies and film productions in the area. Jordan Timothy and Anastasia Levina (recently moved from Russia) are newcomers to the film world, but had a deep understanding of character and film history, and explored these emotions in a very method and realistic manner. 

Knappbrosinfo@gmail.com   Twitter @micahknapp   Instagram @micahknapp

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Artefrakt

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Bennet Meyer & Iris Schwarz 3 minutes Austria, Brazil, Germany

An experimental film about "digital media textures“. These media textures are audiovisual structures that hold no other information than information about the medium itself. They appear in every communication medium in form of interferences, glitches or display errors. Textures of digital media (meaning digital audiovisual display errors) are unique. When we experience them they seem to evoke all kinds of aversive feelings. Artefrakt confronts digital textures with nature and the human being. Above all it approaches the way we perceive these very special media textures.

Bennet was born in Frankfurt and grew up in Mainz. He studied graphic and media design in Aachen and Münster where he graduated in 2012. He currently lives in Istanbul while finishing his postgraduate studies in the field of motion design at the Filmacademy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.

Iris Schwarz, born 1991. 2009 studies "Media Technology and Design" at the University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Hagenberg campus. Bachelor of Science in Engineering (2012). Since 2012 studies "Motion Design" at Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Ludwigsburg. She currently lives in Jerusalem and attends an Exchange Programm at the Bezalel University of Art and Design.

hallo@bennetmeyer.com

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Autumn Leaves

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Saman Hosseinpuor 4 minutes Iran

A girl's walk to school gets interrupted, with ironic results.

Saman Hosseinpuor was born in Saqez/Kurdestan at 1993. He started acting in Theater and he was just 14 years old, He started filmmaking at 2008. In the meantime he started writing short stories. He is a director,cinematographer and Writer and he lives in Iran.

hpsaman@gmail.com

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The Banker

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Stefano Simone Pintor 12 minutes Italy

The first web opera series ever made. Since the shooting didn’t took place in a theatre but on location, the used language is the opera movie. The decision to use the serial form comes from the necessity of bringing this ancient language closer to the contemporary audience, in order to make it popular and affordable to everyone.

The Social Opera House is the first online and virtual based opera house in the world. Its mission is to merge theatre with new information technologies. It was founded in June 2015 by the Italian Writer and Director Stefano Simone Pintor and the Italian Composer Alberto Cara.

“Best Musical Prize” @ Web Series Festival Global Hollywood

stefano.pintor@gmail.com   Twitter @stefanopintor

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The Bathroom

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Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Sam Peter Jackson 10 minutes UK

When a juvenile prank at her daughter’s 18th birthday party leaves freshly divorced Valerie locked in the bathroom with over-eager teenager Andrew, a desired moment of tranquility quickly turns into a clumsy mess, until an unexpected bond develops between the strangers. Starring double Olivier Award-winning actress Janie Dee and Game of Thrones’ Reece Noi, with music by Grammy-winning composer David Arnold.

Sam Peter Jackson is an award-winning writer/director. He started his career in theatre and trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama, as well as on the Royal Court Young Writers Programme. In 2010 Sam co-wrote and presented the acclaimed Channel 4 documentary ‘First Cut: The Other Michael Jackson’ about his father, singer-songwriter Mick Jackson, which started a move from theatre towards film and he has never looked back.

sampeterjackson@gmail.com   Twitter @sampeterjackson   Instagram @sampeterjackson

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Behind the Mirror

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Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Minos Papas 102 minutes US

A traumatized writer moves to upstate New York with his family, but when hostile townspeople invade his privacy and a cunning shaman manipulates him, his life spirals out of control.

Minos hails from sunny Cyprus and is an independent filmmaker in New York City. His films have been screened and awarded at multiple film festivals all over the world. Minos is a member of the Director's Guild of Cyprus and the founder of production company Cyprian Films, New York. Minos is into Kubrick, Tarkovsky, soccer, death metal and kittens.

Best Thriller Manhattan Film Festival

info@sampsonicmedia.com

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Beyond the Frames

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Tanin Torabi 10 minutes Iran

Beyond the Frames is the story of us living in the misery of not understanding the frames and structures, and escaping from the truth. This film is made under very hard situation of Iran, with courage of the crew, using the illegal and forbidden Dance art form here, to tell the world all the barriers and structures can be removed, if we decide to break them. First step, is knowing what the frames are.

Tanin Torabi was born in Tehran, Iran in 1992. She works as a freelance dancer, choreographer, and teacher there. Tanin’s interest in dance began at the young age of four, but because there were no dance schools in Iran, she had no opportunity to truly pursue her passion. She spent years searching everywhere for more information about the dance world and to try to find someone to learn from. Studying Sociology, she decided to investigate more about humanity and to portray moral and spiritual concepts through dance


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body without organs

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Mark Franz 3 minutes US

An experimental animation that explores the mystical singularity of the body in terms of its separate functioning parts. Philosophers Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari use this term to refer to the "cosmic egg" of life.

Mark Franz is a designer, artist, and educator whose exhibitions and primary research projects involve the creation of interactive installations that reflect on issues of violence, dislocation, and other social constructions important in contemporary cultures. Recently this work has been exhibited as part of the PhxArtcade in conjunction with The Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Art of Video Games presented by the Phoenix Art Museum in Phoenix, AZ and at the Leuphana Centre for Digital Cultures in Luneburg, Germany. Franz’s secondary research involves creating custom hardware and software for audiovisual performance and installation, and references the art historical current of visual music commonly discussed as part of animation history.

franzm@ohio.edu   Twitter @marklfranz   Instagram @mark_franz_

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Bound for Glory

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by David Chai 4 minutes US

Hop aboard the Los Angeles Limited and join retired steam train engineer, Glen Whistler, as he takes his grandchild down the tracks of memory lane.

Commonly mistaken for Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson because of his large muscles, David Chai, spends much of his time working as a professor of animation at San Jose State University; where he hides from autograph seekers in his office, doing email, and dreaming of breakfast burritos and micheladas.

davechai@earthlink.net

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Branches -Shel Bee

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July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by James Kicklighter 6 minutes US

When a young girl answers the siren song of a boy, she loses and finds herself in the forest.

Spending the first eighteen years of his life in Bellville, Georgia, population 123, James Kicklighter has become a multi-award winning writer/director whose work has been recognized by the world’s press, including The Hollywood Reporter, The Times of India, Film Courage and FilmInk Australia. With a wide ranging portfolio, his work spans feature narrative, documentaries and music videos.

Best Music Video, 2016 Garden State Film Festival

james@jameskicklighter.com   Twitter @jameskick   Instagram @jameskick

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Breeding Grounds

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Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Mark Chandler 22 minutes US

A transmedia project about a trio of post World War III survivors who trade their procreative services for a chance at a new life in a safe haven. The tent pole is a 22 minute short film, with 16 additional mini-shorts, a “Community Protocol and Personal Conduct Guide," a photo gallery, and behind the scenes cast and crew profiles.

Breeding Grounds was produced by the Seattle Filmmakers’ Collective (SFC), a non-profit Washington corporation. Our members are devoted to developing craft by producing micro-budget films with professional-level discipline; the experience on SFC projects helps our members improve their craft and get more paid work in the industry.

jgbarber@laughingtortoise.com   Twitter @SeaFilmmakers   Instagram @seattlefilmmakerscollective

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The Brexes mk 4

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Dylan Costa Paschke 8 minutes US

Gerry picks up Jen in his brand new Brexes mk4, but the car takes them places they aren’t comfortable going.

Dylan, a writer and occasional improv actor, lives and works in Seattle, Washington, USA., He is a graduate from the Northern Film School at Leeds Beckett University in England.

dylanpaschke@yahoo.com   Twitter @portluka

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Brother

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:55 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Captain Chambers 11 minutes US

 Holding fast...falling from grace.

Captain Chambers is a filmmaker, a musician, a writer and a poet. He is a thinker, a tinkerer, a wanderer with questions, and he is a sailor. His sails are filled with flickering light, the ambience of sound, & the ink-stained chronicles of the imagination. As a poet, he tells his story. As a writer, he create the story. As a musician, he communicates. As a filmmaker, he paints with celluloid brushstrokes upon a flickering canvas. He is the creater, he is the dreamer, and this is his story.

captain@blue-november.com

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Brothers

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Emmett Jack Lundberg 10 minutes US

The first narrative series about trans male friends to not only feature the stories of transgender men, but also to cast trans actors. The show follows four transguys navigating life and love in Brooklyn and touches on a few of the many issues that face transgender individuals - healthcare, dating, dysphoria, homophobia, identity and more.

Emmett Jack Lundberg is a filmmaker and writer. His first feature screenplay was a Semi-Finalist in the Zoetrope Screenwriting Contest as well as the Sundance Screenwriting Lab. Finding Masculinity, an anthology of trans masculine essays that Lundberg co-edited was published by Riverdale Avenue Books in May 2015 and won a silver medal at the Independent Publisher's Awards in 2016.

Best in LGBT+ Award Buffer Festival

brooklynbrothersseries@gmail.com   Twitter @brothers_series   Instagram @brothers_the_series

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Cam Girls Episode 6- A True Hypothetical

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by David Slack 8 minutes US

A fun, soapy web series about women who make money stripping on the internet. The first season follows Liv (Kate Bond), an out-of-work school teacher, as she confronts her own prejudices—and curiosity—about sex work and the women who engage in it. Escorting Liv on her journey through the looking glass are her best friend, Nikki (Annie Ruby), whose failing marriage comes with some intrigue of its own, and the mysterious, alluring Alexa (Sarah Schreiber), a powerful businesswoman with a walk-in closet full of secrets.

David has been making stuff up for a living since 1999. After beginning his career in animation on shows like Jackie Chan Adventures and Teen Titans, David somehow made the leap from cartoons to crime procedurals. Since moving to prime time, David has served as a Writer/Producer on shows like Law & Order, Lie to Me, and Person of Interest. CAM GIRLS marks his debut as a television director. 

Cg1000monkeys@gmail.com   Twitter @CamGirlsSeries

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Cannot Predict Now

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Kimberly Burleigh 5 minutes US

A short experimental 3D computer animation. It features a spherical form that continuously evolves to perform its function as a predictor of the future. 


Kimberly Burleigh, Fine Arts Professor in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning at the University of Cincinnati, is an artist and experimental filmmaker. She has been honored with numerous awards from such institutions as the National Endowment for the Arts and the Ohio Arts Council and has shown her work in over 200 exhibitions nationally and internationally

Kimberly.Burleigh@uc.edu

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Civil War

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Marina Bruno 5 minutes US

A man - living alone in a cabin in woodland - suddenly gets fired at by an unknown enemy after deciding to blow a little blue bird to pieces.

Mostly known for her short film work, including Short Circuit (2013), Civil War (2012), Waste of a Fall (2014) & See How Easy That Was? (2015), Marina began her filmmaking career at a young age. She was first introduced to filmmaking at age 10 when she co-starred in her father, Carlo Bruno's independent feature film In April (2014). Following in her father's footsteps, the young filmmaker decided to make her first official short film at 16. She then founded her production company Wondering Pictures and in the next years created several new short film works. At 19, Marina wrote, directed, produced and edited her first feature film Cotton String (2015), making her one of the youngest ever established filmmakers in cinema history. She continues to create new works, all of which are showcased on her YouTube channel and in several film festivals across the globe.

Twitter @WonderingPictures   Instagram @marinabrunofilms

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Closing Time

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Brion Rockwell 21 minutes US

It's been over four years since they have seen one another. Now the former couple have a chance encounter in a Northwest bar. Bobby claims to be drug free. Lynette is cautiously guarded. Can they put the past behind them and repair the relationship? Should they? A story of redemption, forgiveness and possible new beginnings.

Director Brion Rockwell is known for several films, including "Where the Air is Cool and Dark" and "The Strongman". Writer D.E. Manning has worked "below the line" since the nineties in and around Seattle. This is his first produced script. Both men are Washington natives.

donm@gmail.com

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Codename Winterhill: Bolton Storyworld

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Krishna Stott UK

 Think of Bolton Storyworld as the “X-Files” set in Bolton UK, made by students, delivered onto multiple devices and media platforms. BSW is a new type of story that mixes many different formats (Social Media, Games, Web, Email, Mobile and Live Events) -blending fact and fiction into an immersive imaginary version of Bolton – where quite literally - ANYTHING might happen!

UK BUFVC Learning On Screen Premier Award

info@boltonstoryworld.com   Twitter @bellyfeel

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Congratulations! You are still in the running for becoming!

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Ann Oren 9 minutes US

The logic of a reality show is taken into nature. Trees are cast as characters and real quotes from various reality shows are woven into their script.

Ann was born in Tel-Aviv, received a BFA in Film and an MFA in Fine Arts, both from the School of Visual Arts. Attended Skowhegan. Her works were featured at The Hammer Museum, Moscow Biennale for young art, The Tel Aviv Museum, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, WRO Art center's Media Art Biennale, PS122, APEXART, 3 Legged Dog Art Center, FIESP Cultural Centre - Ruth Cardoso and MediaLab Prado

annoren@gmail.com   Twitter @twimTheFilm   Instagram @ann_oren

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[cthorsion scrypt fantomsens]

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Chris Boyd 5 minutes UK

Excavating the intimate interrelations between writing and death, a virtual ka-mera scans a phantom shrouded figure in an anechoic chamber. Linear text bursts into an asignifying swarm where the letter C escapes and descends into a presignifying regime, breaks free from its carapace/shroud and mutates into primitive biological forms and mark making.

Chris Boyd has shown work at a wide variety of galleries, events and venues, including Tate Online, FACT, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, The Lowry, Roundhouse, Urbis, Corsica Studios. He was joint winner of the Big Art Challenge UK Art Prize in 2004, a 6 part series on channel 5.

Chris@qboyd.com   Twitter @ChrisBoydism

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Cycles - Main Attrakionz

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Christopher Woon 4 minutes US

A reflective video that finds Mondre M.A.N. and Squadda B basking in the glow of a bunch of vintage shots of them hanging out with friends in the Bay.

Christopher is a filmmaker who makes documentaries often about Asian Americans, Hip Hop, and communities on the margins. He also likes to shoot music videos for friends.

chris@papersonfilms.com   Twitter @rockpaperson   Instagram @rockpaperson

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Dad In Mum

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Fabrice Bracq 6 minutes France

The middle of the night. Moans are heard behind the parents' door.

Two young sisters are asking questions...

Fabrice Bracq started out filming “making of documentaries” for feature films. Then he went onto work for the ECPAD (The cinema organization for French Army) where he made a variety of films, for museums, for Ministry of Defense and for TV. During that time he also directed short films and documentaries, of which several Africa. In 2012, he filmed “Love Birds”, a drama set in the near future. Then came the short films “Split time” and “Time 2 Split” which have now been officially selected in over 180 international festivals and have won several awards. 

fbracos@gmail.com

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Dark Darkness- Season Zero, Episode Four- Snakeman's Solitude

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Wilson Large 8 minutes US

Revenge of the Nerds" meets "Army of Darkness" where four misfits meet at a Darkness Convention and must learn to be friends in order to survive. In this episode, Jerry Blankly AKA Snakeman enjoys his solitary life with his snake friends. But, his world suddenly becomes a lot more hectic when some unexpected visitors show up at his door upsetting the balance of his delicate ecosystem. Will Snakeman be able to overcome his social anxieties and answer the call to adventure? What will his tipping point be?

Wilson Large has worked in the film industry for 20 years and has three titles in distribution. He has worked as director, producer, camera operator, editor, actor, and screenwriter. He served as director of Pickford Film Center’s Northwest Projections Film Festival from 2009 to 2011.


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Deadly Class

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Jim Skinner 7 minutes US

Deadly Class, a beloved independent comic by Rick Remender and Wes Craig, is the story of a homeless youth that finds his place at the King's Dominion High School for Deadly Arts. Our fan film transforms iconic images from the comic along with live action into something that is greater than the sum of its parts.

Jim Skinner was born in Seattle, WA and attended Roosevelt High School, where he made offbeat movies with a VHS camcorder. Somehow he managed to get into USC Cinema and shot several films on 8mm. In the years since he's upgraded to Red Digital cameras but the color palette he works with suggests he still misses that VHS camcorder. 

greenscreencinema@live.com   Twitter @greenscreencine

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Dog Days

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by George Taylor 12 minutes UK

It’s the dog days of summer: the idle time at the height of summer, when the Romans used to say people are compelled to act strangely. The city sweats. On the hottest night of the year, two people from very different Londons meet - and go for a midnight swim. 

George decided to learn on the job rather than go to film school; during his time as an Assistant Director he has worked on films with some of the best directors in the business, including Anthony Minghella, Clint Eastwood, Richard Linklater, Alejandro González Iñárritu, Steven Frears and Richard Eyre. DOG DAYS is his second film.

dogdaysshortfilm@gmail.com 

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Dos Almas and InBetween

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Danielle Villegas 27 minutes US

Dos Almas and InBetween work together to explore the fictional relationship between 2 women (a Mestiza and a Two-Spirit woman) in the western wilderness c.1850 from different backgrounds and belief systems. Gender, sexuality and spirituality are the main themes of Dos Almas which are discussed and examined more in InBetween while the filmmaker offers historical and autobiographical insight.

Danielle Villegas is a Seattle based film and theater artist. Her award winning 2013 film Dos Almas screened at over 25 film festivals internationally and served as the inspiration to her follow up 2015 film InBetween. her work deals often with gender and cultural identity. Her latest project is a feature film entitled Casa Van Dyke (a'La Lesbian Golden Girls).

Daniellevillegas@gmail.com

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Dream Work

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Rona Mark 33 min US

Two best friends go down the rabbit hole of dream analysis when one of the men decides to call off his wedding after having an ominous dream.


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Dude, Where's My Ferret?

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July 29, 2016 at 11:55 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Alison Parker 12 minutes Canada

One stoner's quest to win a cannabis growing contest is jeopardized by his dream girl's mischievous ferret.

Director Alison Parker has had two other films screen at STIFF, the last of which was The Magic Ferret starring Jacob Tremblay (Room). Dude, Where's My Ferret features a star studded cast, including Mike Smith (Bubbles from The Trailer Park Boys) who voices the angry talkin' bong!  

Best Short Film Cannabus Culture Film Festival

thealisonparker@gmail.com   Twitter @ferret420

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The Emotional Dimensions of the James River

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Michelle Marquez 3 minutes US

This experimental film provides an emotional roller coaster experience that was musically and visually designed based on a neuroscience research project that correlates a mathematical parameter (fractal dimension) of sounds and images with the selective triggering of emotional states. Enlighten yourself by looking at the world from your personal point of view while dreaming inside your curiosity. 

Michelle Marquez is a fifteen-year-old sophomore at the Math & Science High School at Clover Hill in Midlothian, VA. She has developed a passion for understanding the human perceptions of art using scientific correlations. Michelle discovered the mathematical structure of sounds that triggers selective emotions. She was able to prove that certain types of music affect the brain and that the responses may have an evolutionary and biological basis. Michelle’s research provides a new foundation for how music therapy can work in treating symptoms of mood, neurological, and anxiety disorders such as PTSD and attention deficit disorder.


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Epic Fail - Dr. Gypsy (featuring Carl Restivo)

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Michael James Wright & Ashley Fell 5 minutes Mexico

Debut Music Video for the Mexican Progressive Rock Band "Epic Fail" (Kent Evans, Zoombie Morgan, Ben Santana, and Samael Sombra with guest vocalist Carl Restivo) parodying the popular local Pharmaceutical Mascot "Dr. Simi" as an organ stealing drug dealer.

The Guanajuato based duo of Wright and Fell (Lanzando Lazaros) have been shooting, producing, directing, and writing shorts, documentaries, and multimedia for almost a decade. Epic Fail is a project by Seven Rays guitarist Zoombie Morgan, author and Dust Industry front-man Kent Evans, virtuoso drummer Ben Santana and bassist Samael Sombra, with Carl Restivo (The Nightwatchman, Rihanna) on guest vocals.

Twitter @KentEvans1

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Flight Fright

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Jim Politano 7 minutes US

An airline passenger with a fear of flying starts to see strange things after taking his nerve medicine. Comedy parody of the Twilight Zone episode "Nightmare At 20,000 Feet". Winner of the Gold Remi Award at the Worldfest-Houston International Film Festival.

Director Jim Politano has won many awards in the Phoenix area. Actor comedian Eddie Deezen has appeared in Grease, 1941, WarGames, The Polar Express, and many more.

jpolitano@cox.net

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Fugue

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Justin Minich 9 minutes US

An old man in cognitive decline is in the process of losing a precious childhood memory, which is becoming more surreal and corroded with each remembering.

Justin Minich is a freelance filmmaker based in Seattle, WA. Since 2005 he's taken on a multitude of roles in the production of short films, music videos, webseries, and features. He has also written for NoFilmSchool.com and played various comedic villains in The Tiny Baby Talk Show, culminating in a performance at Bumbershoot in 2015.

Twitter @AxonSpark

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Furries the Movie

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Kendra Tuthill 40 minutes US

Meet Cole, a small town guy with strange dreams. Meet Molly, a small town gal who is willing to do whatever it takes to start a family.


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Golden Seeks the Lost Secrets

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:55 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Daniel Harm 14 minutes US

Daniel Harm's first film, a hyper-real mystical fairytale following the character Golden and the many magical Spirits who test Golden beyond human limits in the search for the ancient Secrets of Nature.

Daniel Harm’s visually captivating films explore the physical limits of human bodies, the boundaries of inter-connected identities, and the shifting relationship between Humanity's collective actions and Mother Nature.

A cast and crew of twenty-four local Seattle artist came together over the course of a year to create, Golden Seeks the Lost Secrets.


danharm@gmail.com   Instagram
  @danieljacobharm

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Guillo

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Abigail Hagan 14 minutes Honduras

The story of Dr. Gregorio Guillo Yanez, a practicing doctor at the Shoulder to Shoulder clinic in Santa Ana, Honduras who received his medical education despite fighting poverty since birth. Following undergraduate students as they visit Dr. Gregorio's clinic, this film explores issues such as voluntourism, education, research, and cross-cultural collaboration.

Abigail Hagan is a videographer, photographer, and documentary filmmaker located in Seattle, Washington, and a graduate of the University of Houston. Her work spans from videography for non- profit organizations to short documentary films, primarily focusing on topics such as humanitarianism, education, and travel.

abbyhoogan@yahoo.com   Instagram @_walkingphoenix

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gunther

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Maceo Greenberg 8 minutes US

As we follow an unmotivated hitman, Gunther, through a normal day, it's apparent his complete indifference of his job has left much more to be desired. Not able to maintain romance due to the nature of his occupation, Gunther still pines for a woman to love, but when he gets the chance, it might not be everything he'd hoped for.

An accomplished actor, Paris Dylan has starred in TV Programs, Theater Productions, National Commercials, and highly acclaimed Films. Also an emerging filmmaker, he has produced and written two other festival circuit films; the romantic comedy, Across the Pond, and the buddy comedy, Out of Town. Paris looks forward to "Gunther" being an entertaining and popular flick on the film festival circuit!

gunthermovie@gmail.com   Twitter @gunthermovie   Instagram @ParisDylan

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HEART: Flatline to Finishline

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by David Watkins 66 minutes US

HEART: Flatline to Finish Line is the raw and emotional journey of six individuals from hospital beds to the finish line of one of the world’ s most grueling endurance events, the IRONMAN triathlon.

First time director David Watkins discovered he had a lifelong congenital heart defect when he was in the prime of his life. Around the age of 34 he began competing in endurance events (mostly short triathlons) and after finishing a race in Seattle one afternoon, he suffered a severe episode unlike anything he had experienced before. Many doctor visits later he was told open heart surgery would be necesssary to replace a large section of his mishapen aorta.

 dave@ironheartracing.com   Twitter  dave@ironheartracing.com

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The History of Women

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Darian Stansbury 15 minutes US

The title is alluding to Foucault’s "The History of Sexuality"; not a chronological study of women, but a video essay abstracting the construct of womanhood. Vignettes feature a secret society of women experiencing mystical sensations during their menses.

darian.stansbury@gmail.com   Twitter @liquidbonez 

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Hominid

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:55 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Justin Suttles 19 minutes US

Hominid tells the story of two ambitious young primatologists who have been green lit for an 8 week research trip to the Northern Cascades of Washington State, to either prove or debunk the Sasquatch myth once and for all. 

Justin Suttles is a writer/director born and raised in Jacksonville, FL. Having completed his B.F.A in film school at SCAD, he is now looking to pursue his life long passion of filmmaking in a more serious capacity. Having completed over 30 student films in his lifetime, the power of the narrative is what drives him, and the ability to transport audiences to another place is the impetus of his affinity for the craft. 

Audience Choice Jacksonville short film showcase

Twitter @hominid_film

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Honeymoon

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Marta Renzi 6 minutes US

Exotic and erotic, playful and provocative, this duet inspired by the Kama Sutra exposes plenty but never takes itself too seriously.

Creator of over 20 short films which have screened in festivals all over the world. Called by Dancing in the Streets “a fearless explorer of unconventional sites" for her site-specific choreography. In the 1980's Renzi was commissioned by public television to make 2 half-hour video dances. Funded 7 times by the NEA, Renzi has been a Bogliasco Fellow and a RAW Community Supported Artist.

Marta.renzi@gmail.com

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Hunting

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Zahra Jafari 3 minutes Iran

Hunting for a subject or a moment... moment hunting...the moment that time stands still...the moment of surprise. 


Zahara Jafari was born in 1971 in nagada in Azerbaijan province. she started her carer with making short films in iranian youth cinema society in 1993 by working as script supervisor professional cinema industry. meanwhile she made several short films including The story of a Teacher which brought her the silver Unica medal in Poland 

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I Love You Puppet Man

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Bry Troyer 18 minutes US

Troy is an income-deficient puppet-loving dude who takes a job with Dr. Vera Kerndle, a grandmotherly genius who invents a machine that supposedly connects with the dead. “Grandma K” collects garage-sale treasures, sips tea with just enough cream, knits sweaters, and murders people.

Bry Troyer spent his childhood on a farm in Kansas where, at age 7, he cast his horse and two pigs in his first film shot on Super 8. He currently lives near Seattle, Washington, where he primarily writes and directs for humans. 

brytroyer@gmail.com   Twitter @bryspeaketh   Instagram @brytroyer

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In Continuum

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Shana Vassilieva 6 minutes US, UK

In the derelict countryside of England, an avant-garde ballerina dances until she has conjured a spell that causes her to relive the dance and forever be in continuum.

Since her graduation Shana has setup Happy Shiver Productions, which produces artistically inspired online video content for industry leading brands and community causes. These skills have allowed her to create and collaborate with highly successful Youtube channels with over 15 million combined views and growing. Shana’s passion projects focus primarily on documentaries and experimental art films.

Shana@happyshiver.com    Instagram @HappyShiver

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In the Cleft of our Shadows

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Jonathan Marrs 4 min

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In This Economy

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Ty Huffer 8 minutes US

An entrepreneur gets creative when it comes to paying rent to his demon landlord. 

A film fanatic at a young age, it was his interest in telling fun and compelling stories, and inspiration from films like Big Trouble, Little China and Omega Man that made him pursue a career in film. He continues create new content aiming to stretch the viewer's imaginations, surprise them, and most importantly make them scream and laugh.

Ty@frankenhuffer.com   Twitter @TyHuffer


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Inside Out

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Xavier Bentué 2 minutes Spain

A travelling experience (by train), with an introspective look even so this is intentionally explained through unclearly defined objects and a non stopping accidental scenery. Mind and perception drive along this motion interchanging the inside and outside reality, in a sort of emotional association.

This simple audiovisual project has his own little history. It belongs to a long process started twenty years ago, in China. I was sketching on a train, travelling from North to South, capturing images freehand with the pencil and the block as this mean could do the same as a still camera. Two years later, I “developed” those “snapshots” on a large scroll painting, trying to maintain the essence of the experience, but painting is not like drawing, nor like feeling landscape from the train in motion.

binitue@gmail.com   Instagram @bentue_benguixat

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Just be an Artist

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by James Ward 5 minutes US

Seattle mural artist Josie Rice invited a film crew to capture the moments that so many in the art world keep hidden. Josie breaks down what it means to be an artist in the Northwest and how she keeps motivated to create new works.

James' goal as a filmmaker is not to be "famous" but to be highly regarded among my peers in the liberal arts and push my colleagues to achieve greatness.


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Kanashimi

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:55 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Wing Flanagan 22 minutes US

On the verge of losing everything, Brian Kincaid is ready to give in to desperation. But fate intervenes in a most unexpected way. In a split second, he must decide: which path he will take - a plunge into darkness, or redemption?

Wing Flanagan wrote and directed Kanashimi as a labor of love. Devoted to cinema his entire life, Flanagan was fortunate enough to find a cast and crew with chops to make the film a reality. Leads Thurman Kellogg and Holly Rose bring a wealth of experience to their roles as a married couple devastated by tragedy.

wing.flanagan@gmail.com

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La Fuerza Interna

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Jose Chalit, Becca Clark-Hargreaves, Danielle Calubaquib & David Snitzer 10 minutes US

A specific focus on the organizing efforts of the independent farmworker union Familias Unidas por la Justicia, this film visits their struggle to earn a union contract with their employer, Sakuma Farms. This historic narrative connects the decades of immigrants’ struggle to survive and thrive in the increasingly globalized and neoliberal economy that is displacing families across the continent.

The film was a mutual collaboration of three passionate students. We aimed to include the farmworkers and their union throughout the process, and continue to work closely with them to educate other consumers about the malpractice that immigrants and their families face working in U.S. agriculture.

First Place Seattle University Film Festival

jechalit@gmail.com   Twitter @jemiliochalit   Instagram @jemiliochalit

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Lam 2: Red Hands- Dark Hip Falls

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Tess Martin 5 minutes US/Netherlands

Animated music video for Seattle band Dark Hip Falls using ink, water and gum arabic solution. It uses the theme of Rorschach tests to interpret the restless and fast-paced lyrics in their song ‘Lam2: Red Hands’.

Tess Martin is an independent animator who works with cut-outs, ink, paint, sand or objects. Her most recent award-winning film is ‘The Lost Mariner’, an animated interpretation of an Oliver Sacks case study, and her most recent music video was created for the song ‘Oh My‘ by the the Australian band The Animators. Her films have displayed at galleries and festivals worldwide.

tess@tessmartinart.com   Twitter @TessMartinArt   Instagram @tessmartinart

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Le chapeau génial (The funky Hat)

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by DQ Hayes 5 minutes US

A young girl's fashion instincts put her in conflict with her mother and the elements in this timeless story by Ed Fletcher. Directed by DQ Hayes, the film was shot in the Sierra Nevada Mountains between winter storms. Alexandria Williams shines in the featured role. Up and coming violinist and looper Joe Kye contributed the gripping original score. 

Joe Kye, who performs the score for the film, is an up-and-coming violinist and looper who recently plays at Democratic presidential candidate Bennie Sanders rallyings across California. Kye recently relocated to Portland a year after winning Sacramento music artist of the year. 

majorfletcher@gmail.com   Twitter @edfletcher @DNAFILMS2010 @joe_kye   Instagram @perpetualf

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LIVYATANIM: Myth

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Or Fleisher 4 minutes Israel

An interactive virtual reality short film featuring the music of Livyatanim

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Malik

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Anthony Tackett 6 minutes US

This film was created in honor of Trayvon Martin and his untimely demise. 'Malik' touches on misperception and emphasizes the phrase 'Black Love Matters More'. This piece serve as a reminder that we have much work to do and it will teach individuals to love each other more.

Directed by first time director/writer Anthony Tackett, a native to Seattle, is typically a cinematographer but after hearing enough stories of police brutality and/or harassment he was inspired to write this as a message that fighting fire with fire isn't always the best solution in these scenarios. Jared EJ Ivory (Malik) traveled from DC to move to Seattle and this was his first film, Vanessa Cobbs is a local favorite working on many films and commercials in Seattle, Bill McQuaid who plays the officer steps into a difficult role and mastered it like a professional. 

tackett206@gmail.com   Twitter @tackett_films

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Mandala

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Xi Guan 23 minutes China, United States

After losing her lover to suicide, a young artist tries to overcome her grief by succumbing to a mysterious request by a Tibetan monk.

Guan Xi is a native of Beijing China. Her film has been focusing on woman's voice, culture exchange and discover humanity itself. She received her B.A. in Critical Studies and her first M.F.A. in Documentary Film Production at Beijing Normal University. Before attending USC, she published a photography book, Illusion, which features photos taken in India, Cambodia, Nepal and China. As a young filmmaker, she believes her camera is a weapon and she plans to use it to inspire people while building an everlasting legacy of art, vision and creativity.


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Melissa: A Game of Choice!

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Created by Don Thacker US

How far will you go to learn the truth? Is it worth it?


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The Monk

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Zoë Furlong 41 minutes US

 One of the most infamous Gothic novels of all time, The Monk, chronicles a medieval monk's precipitous descent from piety and purity into sorcery and sin. This film translates the novel to the silent screen, lovingly adapted in the style of 1920s German Expressionist filmmaking. 

Zoë Furlong was born and raised in Seattle, where she explored filmmaking from a young age and worked with organizations like local nonprofit Longhouse Media. She moved to the East Coast to attend Dartmouth College, and pursued her interests in a wide variety of fields. During her last semester, she created an independent study through which she made The Monk.

zoe.c.furlong@gmail.com   Twitter @zoecfurlong

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Moving Day

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Zheng Wang 13 minutes US

Set against the background of rapid city development, "Moving Day" tells the story of a longtime resident of Seattle's Capitol Hill/First Hill neighborhood. After hearing that her apartment building is about to be sold, she decides to move out before she is forced to. As she packs up, she reminisces about the history of the neighborhood, and reflects on her latest life change.

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Moving Train- Blood Moon Orchestra

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Christopher Woon 4 minutes US

Bay Area pop-up super group Blood Moon Orchestra deliver an urgent message with their new video “Moving Train”, which bravely explores the hot button issues of climate change and globalization. The diverse Blood Moon Orchestra is comprised of Vietnamese multi-instrumentalist Van-Anh Vanessa Vo, acclaimed drummer/producer PC Muñoz, and award-winning rapper DEM ONE. The talented trio found time to come together in-between their main solo projects to collaborate on this one-off collaboration, with a music video expertly directed by Seattle-based filmmaker Christopher "Paper Son" Woon.

Currently living in Seattle, WA, Christopher "Paper Son" holds a Master of Arts in Asian American Studies at UCLA. He currently directs music videos and produces freelance videos, while taking time to work on his next feature documentary, The Life and Times of Hella Hung.

chris@papersonfilms.com   Twitter @rockpaperson   Instagram @rockpaperson

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NARCISSUS

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Santiago Echeverry 5 minutes US

An experimental created using the Kinect sensor and Processing 2.0, exploring the nature of love and tension in the line. The ambiguity of perspective in 3D imagery, makes it appear as if the main character in the piece is both lover and loved at the same time, reinforcing the idea of a passionate need that cannot be fulfilled.

Santiago Echeverry is a Colombian New Media and Digital Artist with a background in Film and Television production, currently teaching Digital Arts and Interactive Media at the University of Tampa. His research interests are non-linear narration, video-art, performance art, interactive design, creative code and web experimentation. All his works are available at www.santi.tv

santiago@echeverry.tv   Twitter @sechevere   Instagram @sechevere

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Natural Life Online Archive

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Tirtza Even US

A threefold experimental documentary comprised of a 77-minute, single-channel video, a gallery installation and an interactive online archive. The piece challenges inequities in the U.S. juvenile justice system by depicting, through documentation and reenactment, the stories of five individuals of different age, gender, economic background and race, who were sentenced to Life Without Parole (Natural Life) for crimes they committed as youth.

A practicing video artist and documentary maker for the past fifteen years, Even has produced both linear and interactive video work representing the less overt manifestations of complex and sometimes extreme social/political dynamics in specific locations (e.g. Palestine, Turkey, Spain, the U.S. and Germany, among others). Her work has appeared at the Museum of Modern Art, NY, at the Whitney Biennial, the Johannesburg Biennial, as well as in many festivals, galleries and museums in the United States and Europe.

teven@saic.edu   Twitter @NaturalLifeFilm

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The Nest

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Timur Örge 7 minutes US

The Nest can be considered as an artistic performance of a moment. It gives you insight into a Vampire Nest. 

 Timur Or came to America to study to become a teacher. Instead he started doing movie and created his production company "Mumukuba"

Audience award of the Seattle 48 Hour Horror Fest


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Night Spring

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Natasa Prosenc Stearns 3 minutes US

A geyser erodes through the effects of natural agents to reveal a form suggestive of a body part which turns out to be human mouth. The video remarks on the boundaries of the body’s capabilities, and continues Nataša’s video explorations of the human body in connection with nature.

Nataša Prosenc Stearns is a Slovenian born artist and filmmaker based in Venice. She moved to US on a Fulbright Grant for her MFA at CalArts. Her focus is human body. Responding to the anxieties caused by the constant engagement with body-less cyberspace, she is striving to find a ground of connection that unites people with the organic world.

natasa@natasastearns.com

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No Pain - Mürfila

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Mürfila 5 minutes Spain/US

An iconic journey of 8000 kilometers that crosses the most emblematic places of USA: the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, the Park of the Sequoias, or cities like Los Angeles, Las Vegas or Seattle ... It´s a tribute to everything that fascinates of the American world: its deserts, its parks, neon cities, remote villages, endless highways, motels, movies and music ... NO PAIN is a journey, a roadtrip all the way, a cocktail of emotions, love and freedom

Mürfila is a singer, director, actress, camera and editor from Barcelona, Spain. She studied cinema at ESCAC in Barcelona, SHe has edited 5 studio music albums, one with Sony, and shoots a lot of videos, mostly of them for theatre. She took the trip to the USA to shoot her new music video.

maorob@msn.com   Twitter @murfila   Instagram @murfila

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A Noodle in the Rain

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Minki Hong 7 minutes US

This is a short and little experimental essay film showing a meditation on a Korean instant ramen. This also represents how today's digital film formats navigate between various still and moving images that already exit on the Internet.  

Minki Hong is a Korean film/video and visual artist now living in Seoul in South Korea. His works have been officially and internationally selected and/or shown at various film and video festivals. He is interested in alternative ways of film making. In order to explore them, he has recently studied and received MFA in photo, video and related media at School of Visual Arts in New York City

minkihongart@gmail.com

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Oh! My Princess

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Heewook SA 16 minutes Republic of Korea

Sooncheol is a taxi driver and single father, raising his highschool student daughter since his divorce. One night, a student passenger takes his taxi. After a while, he realizes that she goes to the apartment complex where he lives.

knua81@naver.com   INstagram @knua81

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Ophiuchus

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Florina Titz 4 minutes Romania

In the unchanging world of Coocooland, a pair of lovestruck stratosphere pilots create a futurepast playground for a group of explorers from the future, in preparation for the forthcoming Apocalypse.

 Florina Titz was born in Romania. In 2008 she directed and written the first Romanian cult queer film: "TRIP". She currently lives in New York City and is working on her second feature film: a science fiction fairytale about a dying Chinese genius. 

Instagram @florinatitz

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The Outhouse

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Jack Truman 5 minutes US

A shocking short documentary film about a 60 year old woman and her backyard outhouse.

Jack Truman is an award-winning filmmaker, stage and film director, actor, and writer. A former college professor at Texas A&M University, Truman is a 25 year veteran of stage and screen. His filmmaking debut, the award-winning hit comedy short Phone Sex Grandma, premiered at the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival to standing-room only audiences. Combined, Truman's films have screened at over 300 film festivals worldwide. He received his M.A. in Communication at Texas A&M University-Commerce, and a B.A. in Business at Missouri Southern State University.

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Pearl

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Amy Sedgwick 14 minutes US

Pearl has spent her entire life in her small oyster farming town. She longs for city life. But at what cost? Familial obligations, friendship, and an unexpected event are all reasons to stay and keep her dreams at bay. Filmed on the scenic Willipa River in Washington. 

Amy Sedgwick, is a writer, director and producer. PEARL won best short film in Madrid, Milan, Mexico, & Nevada. She directed WYATT STEPS OUT and worked on DATE STORIES and the feature documentary GOLD BALLS. She was nominated for a regional emmy award for her short documentary SHUCKS: AN OYSTER STORY. She resides in Seatte, Washington. 

Best Short Madrid International Film Festival

amy@pearlashortfilm.com   Twitter @MouseHouseProd

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Performance For Projection 1200

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Ariana Gerstein 13 minutes US

Performance for Perfection 1200 A 13 minute scanner animation. Ariana Gerstein 2014 The Perfection 1200 is a 15 year old photo document scanner. It renders an image over time, from right to left, not like the camera’s instant frame. As the scanner arm moves beneath the glass surface, it emits it’s own light which bounces off of the subject and returns information onto it’s internal CCDs. One scan, depending on resolution used, can take 10 to 20 seconds or more. Over that period of time, the subject breathes, shifts, trembles, while attempting to remain still for the picture. As the actor performs for the scanner, he does so in near silence, struggling with each isolated pose and breath for the duration. Fixed are the traces of the movements of life. The animation process rebuilds and unfixes the construction during play, recombined with breath and sound. Through this artificial deconstruction and reconstruction process, there is a reflection of life and art, deeply felt. Don Boros’s double speaks with his voice, about Beckett, acting, of Dzliving truthfully, under imaginary circumstancesdz


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Phil's Camino

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Jessica Lewis & Annie Oneil

Free spirit Phil, a man living with Stage 4 cancer and dreaming of walking the 500 mile spiritual pilgrimage Camino de Santiago across Spain. Unable to make the trip, he does the next best thing: he builds a camino in the forest behind his house in Vashon Island, WA, starts to walk, and traces his progress on a map. Phil's journey is one of hope, acceptance, and freedom, and is sure to inspire anyone who has ever dreamed of doing something that sounded impossible. 

Annie O’Neil has worked as a producer on her own original series, as well as a co-producer and featured pilgrim in the documentary film Walking the Camino: Six Ways to Santiago, which was named by The Huffington Post as “One of the TOP 10 Heartwarming Films for 2014,” and NY Times said - “...the Camino is pure medicine.” In 2014, Annie was finishing her first book ‘Everyday Camino with Annie,’ when she was contacted by Phil Volker. In meeting Phil, Annie realized that she was writing her book for him and people like him, and set forth to direct and produce his incredible journey in the documentary Phil’s Camino.


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The Plastic Bag

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Jørgen Johansen 2 minutes Norway, Haiti

Two strangers share a moment with a plastic bag.

Jørgen Johansen is an independent filmmaker from Norway. He has a bachelor degree in Film- and TV production from Queensland College of Art in Australia and he´s a certified graphic designer. Jørgen has produced and directed several music videos and some short films. The last years he has focused on documentary- and experimental film production, working out of Norway and Haiti. Jørgen also does editing and photography on a wide variety of productions.

jorge.joje.johansen@gmail.com

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Prehistorized

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Eugene Sun Park 7 minutes US

When an artifact is relegated to "prehistory," it becomes decontexualized and exists in a sort of cultural waste bin. Many early sci-fi films have encountered this fate, and their depictions of "the future" strike us today as naive and unintentionally humorous. In Prehistorized, these films are reimagined and re-presented out of their original context, colliding with the gaze of the 21st-century viewer.

Eugene Sun Park is a filmmaker working in narrative and experimental forms. His films have screened at festivals, micro-cinemas, and on broadcast television, including Chicago Underground Film Festival, Athens International Film + Video Festival, Athens Digital Arts Festival (Athens, Greece), DC Asian Pacific American Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Portland Art Museum, and on Time Warner Cable.

esp@fullspectrumfeatures.com   Twitter @fullspectrumnfp

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Printed Memories

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Javier Ramirez 3 minutes US

Printed Memories is a visual diary, an expression of the joy my daughter brings to me, the void that remains after my grandmother passed away from Alzheimer’s and the brain cancer that took my uncle, and the fear I feel everyday that I, too, may experience what I witnessed my grandmother and uncle endure: the complete loss of their memories.

Born in the border town of Laredo, Texas, Javier Ramirez is an experimental filmmaker who makes cameraless films. Most, if not all, of his films are based off some aspect of his life. Javier is also a PhD Candidate at Indiana University and is in the process of completing his dissertation.

javramir@imail.iu.edu

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Production Value

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Tommy Tang 10 minutes US

A documentary about a small community of zero-budget filmmakers who make shorts to rival productions from film school crews.

Tommy Tang is a Chinese-American student at the University of Washington. He is working to become a professional photographer and videographer and hopes to forge a career working on feature film productions

ttang95@uw.edu   Twitter @friggabyte

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Profiled

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Directed by Kathleen Foster 53 minutes US

Some of the victims—Eric Garner, Michael Brown—are now familiar the world over. Others, like Shantel Davis and Kimani Gray, are remembered mostly by family.

PROFILED knits the stories of mothers of black and Latin youth murdered by the NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and places them within a historical context of the roots of racism.

Profiled Director, Kathleen Foster is a British-born, New York-based, independent producer and director of cutting-edge films about social justice.

profiledthedocumentary@gmail.com   Twitter @foster_kathleen   Instagram @profiled_thedocumentary

Re: Disappearing

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Eric R. Williams 9 minutes US

Set high in the tree line canopy of a zip-line park, "Re: Disappearing" tells the story of a teenage girl struggling with her parents' divorce and her father’s abandonment until a stranger teaches her about solitude and letting go. 

Eric R. Williams writes, directs and produces traditional and cutting-edge media. His work has won Best New Screenplay Award from the Writers Guild of America and an Emmy Award for Interactive Media. He is currently pre-producing a 360-degree feature and co-founded the Ohio University Immersive Media Initiative.

Eric.Williams.2@ohio.edu

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Recently, Long Ago

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Daniel Elihu Kramer 13 minutes US

A man stands at the edge of a wood, hoping to find a woman he once knew. He loves her. He wants her to come home. Inspired by Chekhov's story 'The Huntsman' and anchored by beautifully nuanced performances from Justin Campbell (THE HURT LOCKER) and Allison McLemore, RECENTLY LONG AGO offers a moving portrayal of two people at a crossroads.

Daniel Elihu Kramer is an award-winning director, whose first feature, Kitchen Hamlet, showed at film festivals around the country. Daniel is producing artistic director of Chester Theatre Company.

recentlylongago@gmail.com

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Recontact: Istanbul

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Created by Eray Dinc Turkey

Do you think that you are careful? Then, get ready for a totally new video-puzzle experience!
Recontact: Try to find the suspects with given descriptions from security cameras recorded for the game in Istanbul without delay! Use your skills in the most popular streets and squares of Istanbul against the crowd and challenging conditions.

recontactistanbul.com   Twitter @eraydinc

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Reflection

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Brady Bonser 8 minutes US

 Even the smallest choices in our lives have significant consequences on those around us. What if you had the chance to see how things could have been different?

Brady Bonser spent several years working in Hollywood before deciding it was time to head home to Washington State to do what he truly loved, tell quality stories.

contact@reconditeproductions.com

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Relay

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Steve Cossman 5 minutes US, Germany, Japan

An observational document of the visual environment created by artist Ei Wada (Sony Music, Japan).
Wadasan re-wires Braun-tubed TVs to function similar to a theremin

Steve Cossman is founder / director of MONO NO AWARE a cinema-arts non-profit organization based in Brooklyn New York. He is also a professor of film at Cooper Union.

stevecossman@gmail.com 

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Rhyme Heist, The - The Nocturnill

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by R. Jean-Paul Masuda 3 minutes US

This is the music video for "The Rhyme Heist" by The Nocturnill. The video was filmed in Chicago where the
group is from. The Nocturnill fuse rap and live instruments in their albums and performances and draw inspiration from rap, blues, jazz, soul, and rock. The album featuring “The Rhyme Heist” is styled after 1990’s hip hop with heavy trumpet.

Jeanre (Jean-Paul Masuda) is producer and lyricist for the band and director and editor of the music video. The actors are also the other band members: Tommy Hobbes (lyricist/ harmonica), DJ Jazznosis, the Brigadier (trumpet, keyboards), Dave Soden (guitar), and A-Sharp (Audio Tech). The Video producer is (Boyd Harris). Terrence Kennedy and Jeanre were the camera operators.

thenocturnill@yahoo.com

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Rust Golem

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Created by Nicholas DiMichele US

Rust Golem is the world's first Choose-Your-Own-Path virtual reality music video to be filmed in 360 degree live action! Guide your protagonists as they try and escape the dungeon of the Rust Golem, full of magic, mystery, and 8-bit video game stylings. Featuring six distinct endings and a rigorous display of hand-rotoscoped animated elements in complete 360 degree video. Rust Golem is a fun, spooky adventure that begs to be played again and again!

Nicholas DiMichele is a music producer and 360 post-production supervisor. He has worked for NYTimes, MTV, Interscope records and more as part of TotalCinema 360, and produced over 30 records in Brooklyn, NY.


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SAM

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Friday, July 29, 2016 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Bobby McCallen 10 minutes US

The story of killer who takes the time to explain how they go about picking thier victims. Sam is also dealing with a slight idenity crisis.

Bobby McCallen is an American film maker from Seattle Washington. He loves to try and include the Northwest in his films. He started making his own films in an effort to get his writing out. He considers himself not just a film maker but also a story teller. One my favorite things to say is always be prepared because shit don't happen until it happens


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Save the Bees

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Mark Mos 2 minutes US

Bees are responsible for one in three bites of food we eat. They are key to healthy ecosystems, plants and agriculture. This short animation tells the story behind dwindling bee populations, and asks us to take action.

Motion Graphics Artist, Compositor, Photographer, Makeup Artist. Based in Los Angeles, California. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago graduate.

markmos49@gmail.com

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Science for the Masses

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Lauren Knapp & C.S. Ward 10 minutes US

Biohacking is a small but energized movement among professional and amateur scientists alike who are taking experimentation into their own hands. The movement is embodied by an unlikely pair, who have become roommates and labmates in a small town in southern California. Gabriel & Jeff have turned their off-the-grid abode into an environmentally sustainable biotech lab where they are developing technologies like contact lenses that enable the user to see in infrared. SCIENCE FOR THE MASSES explores the motivation of these two intensely curious individuals as they challenge traditional academic and industry science, through their own open source experimentation.

Chris is a writer and documentary filmmaker from Philadelphia, PA. His short film Trashcanland premiered at the Independent Film Festival of Boston in 2014. His other films have screened extensively throughout the US and Canada. Chris has worked as an editor, director of photography and producer for TedX, Fight for the Future, Mt. Holyoke College, Haverford College, Wizards of the Coast and Sub Pop Records. In addition to his video work, Chris has a Master of Fine Arts from the Program for Poets and Writers at the University Massachusetts, Amherst and has taught composition, graphic novel and creative writing courses there, as well as Widener University and the University of the Arts, in Philadelphia. His work has appeared in journals such as American Letters and Commentary, Jubilat, Leveler, Bateau and Flying Object online. Chris comes to documentary filmmaking looking to tell unconventional stories through lyrical means. His interests include archaic technologies and essay films.

laurenknapp.media@gmail.com   Twitter @lcknapp   Instagram @lcknapp

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Screenagers

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Delaney Ruston 68 minutes US

Probes into the vulnerable corners of family life, including the director's own, and depicts messy struggles over social media, video games, academics, and internet addiction. Through surprising insights from psychologists and brain scientists, solutions emerge on how we can empower kids to best navigate the digital world.

lisa@screenagersmovie.com   Twitter @screenagermovie

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Select and Start - Tourista

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Daniel Higashionna 4 minutes Peru

A music video about a girl who feels she transcend with the music

Chinón Higashionna, Peruvian filmmaker and founder of Señor Z, His first Movie “Perro Guardián” was Oficial selection of Montreal film festival and Best Director awarded in Malaga Film festival

chinon@z.com.pe   Twitter @PandaChinon   Instagram @chinonpanda

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Shufflers!

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Simon Ballmes 70 minutes US

Two brothers build a zombie proof shelter for fun which ends up proving quite useful 

Brothers Simon (me) and Sinclair grew up in an incredibly small town outside of Olympia, they now live and work together in the U District of Seattle. Simon attended CWU studying film theory and production where he met future DP of the film, Eugene. Thats pretty much the whole cast

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Silas - Oliver Franklin

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Ben M.F. Rapson 5 minutes US

A bold new music video from musician Oliver Franklin, is a satire that's equal parts absurd and sinister. Visually stunning and viscerally stirring, the video lays out four political cartoons on a theater's stage. Hiding behind a variety of masks and clown makeup, the players entrance the viewer with humor, and then unleash a furious indictment of the system and its many victims.

Ben M.F. Rapson is a Seattle-based music video director, dedicated to using evocative music to tell heart-pounding stories that connect powerfully with the viewer. He strives to give audiences the sensation of synesthesia, the complete unity of image and music that gets under your skin and moves you.

 ben@breathing-media.com

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The Sisterhood of Shred

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Meg Valliant 100 minutes US

In the male-dominated world of jumping bikes a community of women riders emerge. From all walks of life, different points around the globe, they empower each other to push their personal limits on and off their bikes. They have banded together... they are The Sisterhood of Shred.

The director of The Sisterhood of Shred, Meg Valliant, a 36-year-old mother of two, who paid her way through college working as a bicycle mechanic creating habits that flowed directly into her career as a full time camera technician over 12 years of experience in the film industry. She continues to be active in the bicycle industry as a certified coach, brand ambassador, competitor, and event organizer 

thesisterhoodofshred@gmail.com   Instagram @sisterhoodofshred

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Slow Motion Time Lapse

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Michael Galinsky 220 min US

In 2011 I got an iphone with a good camera and a couple of days later an early instagram adapter introduced me to his feed. I was hooked. I did a lot of street photography, photos of my kids, and when I moved to North Carolina - the meadow behind my house. I recently put together an art show that included photos from the meadow and this long film comprised solely of my instagram feed. It became a slow motion time lapse of my life.

Michael Galinsky is a filmmaker, photographer, musician, and father. He moved to New York in 1987 and lived there for 27 years. He now lives in the home that he grew up. Yes, it was strange at first but now it's pretty great.

michael@rumur.com   Twitter @mgalinsk   Instagram @rumurpix

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Smart Puppets: Harvest Moon

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Casey Pyke 2 minutes US

Two Puppets, Felicity and Rockstar, have an unusual encounter while taking a shortcut through the woods

Casey Pyke is an L.A. based animator, independent short filmmaker, and co-founded the web series “Smart Puppets”. He creates, writes, animates, and puppeteers each puppet show. His seven short films have each won “Best of” categories in film festivals.

casey@caseypyke.com

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Snags in Palladio

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Michele Manzini 6 minutes Italy

The Pythagorean concept that supreme beauty is «consonance and harmony» is a recurring theme in Plato’s Philebus, presented as the order of the world and featured in the portions of the work that discuss the world. In the modern era, when tensions and contradictions become so bitter and extreme as to threaten the destiny of humankind, the concept of beauty reappears as an idea that makes differences visible without destroying them. It is at this point that the enigma of beauty is unveiled, revealing its complex, paradoxical and contradictory nature.

Michele Manzini (director) was born in Verona in 1967. His work develops through the use of a wide variety of media, among which video, photography, installations, writing, and performances. He has exhibited his works in numerous shows and venues in Italy and abroad, among them the Italian Institute of Culture, Prague, 2009; MAXXI, Rome, 2009; SUPEC, Shanghai during the 2010 Expo; and the Venice Biennale in 2011 and 2013. In 2009 he was awarded the Terna prize for contemporary art.

michele.manzini@alice.it

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SoundPrint

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Monteith McCollum 7 minutes US

The second film in a trilogy on sound. "SoundPrint" explores the marks left by sonic frequencies. Imagery from optical soundtracks and micro photography of records play against similar signals received by sand, water, and people. Sounds of the ocean and the Midshipman are the backdrop for a rich exploration of the subtleties of transcribed sound.

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Stagnant

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Alexander Sylvester 18 minutes US

A window into the life of Daniel, an introvert with agoraphobia, who spends his days caring for his family of plants while trying to cope with his anxieties towards the outside world.

Alexander Sylvester is a writer, producer, director and cinematographer whose primary focus is to use his love for cinematic language to create captivating works that entertain and challenge the viewer outside of their typical film going experience. 

alexanderjsylvester@gmail.com

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Star Leaf

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Friday, July 29, 2016 at 11:55 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Richard Cranor 77 minutes US

Hikers find a secret grove of extra-terrestrial marijuana growing in the Olympic Mountains, and must fight for their lives when they anger the other-worldly forces protecting the plants.

admin@starleafmovie.com   Twitter @starleafmovie

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Stay

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Kevin Owyang 6 minutes US

The Anthony's discover the scariest monsters look all too familiar.

Kevin Owyang is an independent filmmaker and freelance Creative Director in Seattle.

kevin.owyang@avolusis.com   Twitter @Bjibe    Instagram @Bjibe 

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Stranger Side

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Max Clendaniel 4 minutes UK

A man tries to overcome his fears after becoming the victim of a violent attack. 

 Originally from Enumclaw, WA, Max moved to England for college and currently resides in London. Since moving to the UK, he became the senior director for ShortsTV creating shows about films festivals such as the Oscars and Cannes. Max recently won a feature film script mentorship and was part of the BBC Writersroom.

max_clendaniel@yahoo.com   Twitter @MaxClendaniel

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Streets Don't Love Me - TNT-(The Natural Truth) Featuring Sir Mix-A- Lot and L.K.

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by James Winters 4 minutes US

Streets Don't Love Me Starring TNT-(The Natural Truth) Featuring Sir Mix-A- Lot and L.K. Is a song about having nothing to lose, gaining success, losing friends and gaining money. A love for a place that once loved you, but no longer does once you start to grow as a person. Streets Don't Love Me  was produced by Jazz Feezy and Scena, and the video was directed by James Winters. Between The Natural Truth's amazing lyrics, Sir Mix-A- Lot's veteran skills, and L.K.'s soulful voice this collaboration is definitely one to remember for years to come.

James Winters began creating experimental music videos in the late 90’s and has built a career as a lighting technician and Director/ Director of Photography in Portland and recently Tacoma/Seattle.

nwmediapro@gmail.com,   Twitter @JamesWinters217,   Instagram @wintersfilm

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Stripped

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Sydney Meltzer 10 minutes US

How can we make feminism sexy to a society that struggles to define the concept? Ask some strippers. Empowered feminist strippers. In this 10 minute short, Portland strippers Elle Stanger, Lynsie Lee and Liv Osthus tackle some of the most damaging stripper myths by revealing the positive impact it has had on their lives.

Sydney Meltzer is a recent Willamette University graduate with a degree in Civic Communication & Media Studies. Currently residing in Portland, Oregon, Sydney is working to build her portfolio for graduate school in documentary filmmaking. “Stripped” is her first film.

sydmeltz@gmail.com   Twitter @sydmeltz   Instagram @sydmeltz

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Surface Waves

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Reed O'Beirne 4 minutes US

An internal exploration of duality, a wordless woman rises to confront herself through a dance of self-liberation. Featuring choreography and dance by Carolyn Pavlik, along with an original soundtrack by Robin Guthrie, the film evokes a mystical story-line of struggle and release. 

Originally from Natchez Mississippi and now residing in Seattle Washington, Reed is a graduate of the creative writing program at
Vanderbilt University, and founder of Emerald Reels, an organization dedicated to supporting artistic filmmaking. Reed has been pursuing filmmaking and photography since 1993. His films have screened widely at film festivals and art events 

info@emeraldreels.com

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Symmetry

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Ruben van Leer 29 minutes Bolivia, Netherlands, Switzerland

A dance-opera film shot inside CERN, the largest experimental particle physics facility in the world. With the cathedral-like majesty of the Large Hadron Collider as his theatre, a modern physicist searches for the smallest primordial particle and discovers a love without end... 

Raised in a musical household, Van Leer was engaged from an early age with the narrative capacity of sound. Seeing music as a universal language and feeling that the eyes are easier fooled than the ears, he grew increasingly interested with how the senses could be honed through integrated storytelling. Working predominantly with time based media and film, Van Leer artfully explores the potential for audiovisual harmony through narrative – often allowing the sonic aspect to shine through as the main protagonist.

info@truth.io

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Talk with Your Hands Like an Ellis Island Mutt

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed by Steven Wingate 30 minutes US

Interactive personal video, built using Korsakow cinema database software, that explores the ramifications of the American immigrant experience on later generations of families. It consists of 157 short clips, including altered imagery of the author’s hand gestures, family achive materials, and archival footage of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island.

Steven Wingate is a multi-genre author whose works range from print to  interactive media. His digital lyric memoir daddylabyrinth premiered in 2014 at the ArtScience Museum of Singapore.Talk with Your Hands Like an Ellis Island Mutt premiered in 2016 at the 22 nd International Symposium on Electronic Art in Hong Kong. He teaches at South Dakota State University.

stevenwingate@mac.com   Twitter @stwingate

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Tendercore

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Saray Blades 4 minutes Spain

Tendercore is a film that seeks to explore fictional representation of gendered and sexualized bodies trought the metaphor of a androgynous female amphibious alien. Drawing this utopian alien scenario, embodied sexual and gender norms are transcend.
Unusual connections between bodies which are always in the border of what we understand as sex, taking the body, thus the viewer, to the unknown.

I have always been a music nerd , so i began my career as a gig photographer after finishing high school. During my studies at the university , my interest for surreal and dark aesthetics led me to experimental filmmaking , photography , and also illustration. While skipping most of the classes , i founded my own production company : Pineal Fun Productions. From that time , i focused on music videos , animation , video art , and lately , fashion films . Currently , i´m returning to music making with my solo project Delicate Gun.

sayhelloto@sarayblades.com   Twitter @SarayBlades   Instagram @SarayBlades

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This Pretty Face

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 7:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Justin Robert Vinall 13 minutes US

A perfect purgatory for those girls waiting to become the next "Pretty Face"

Justin Robert Vinall is a local Seattle Film Writer and Director and specializes in the horror genre and loves to explore the darkness of humanity within his work.

nextfloorentertainment@gmail.com    Twitter @Vinyl_Film    Instagram @vynll_horror

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To Melt

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Minna Långström 7 minutes Finland

Somewhere in time a person carries a package, then drops it to the ground with a crash. Someone else explores the content of the box. The story is repeated in what first appears to be an endless loop. However, a slow change does take place.

Minna Långström is a media artist who works with short film and installation. Through visual experimentation her films and immersive installations focusses on on technologically and visually mediated narratives of certain histories and their influences on the present. 

minnalangstrom@yahoo.com

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Turning Forest

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

Directed By Oscar Raby. The Turning Forest is a virtual reality fairytale set in a land that never was and a time that could never be, a child stared into the eyes of a fantastical creature. Around them, a magical forest, in front of them, a magical journey.

Unfair

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Long Tran 6 minutes US

A coming of age story about a "boy" who must let go of the past. A film that steers away from the traditional narrative, and introduces a man fighting for love and his own insanity.

Long Tran is an award winning filmmaker who has had films screen at the Seattle International Film Festival, and many other local festivals. He has been invited to screen his film all over the world including New York, the UK and most recently LA. He is a student at the University of Washington studying Communications. 

longwasabitran@yahoo.com   Twitter @longwasabi2   Instagram @longwasabi


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The Unquenchable Thirst for Beau Nerjoose

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 at 11:55 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Johnny Buell 95 minutes US

This absurd tale follows apathetic man-child, Ron, on a journey to restore the spirit of his catatonic mother. Meeting friends along the way, this insane, drug-filled musical expedition uncovers the knowledge to not only save Ron's mother, but also help his new space-nun friends and defeat the ultimate cause of his consternation: Dr. Beau Nerjoose. 

Johnny Buell, was raised in Clearwater, Florida, but has lived in Portland, OR for the last 15 years. He's attended film school and made many short films, and this is his first feature film. He has a background in electrical and computer engineering and has studied film and the arts at many of the colleges and universities in Portland, OR.

theunquenchablethirstmovie@gmail.com   Twitter @johnnybuell   Instagram @mytoesareonfire

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Urge Green Ova, The - Pills

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Christopher Woon 5 minutes US

The choice between "The Red Pill" and "The Blue Pill" is too much for The Urge Green Ova, as they just want it all! A psychedelic trip ensues, puppets, vikings and all.

Christopher Woon made his feature directorial debut in 2011 with the long awaited documentary Among B-Boys, about the intersections of the B-Boy/Breakdance and Hmong American communities. As a 5th generation Chinese American with a 3rd generational experience, he grew up in the suburbs of the San Francisco Bay Area, with a middle class, pan Asian American sensibility, which has translated into a passion for uncovering Asian American narratives at the start of his career.

 chris@papersonfilms.com   Twitter @rockpaperson   Instagram @rockpaperson

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Vessels

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Arkasha Stevenson 16 minutes US

 Diamond is a young Latina transgender woman living in Los Angeles. When her friend Hope shows off her new breasts she obtained through illegal black market silicone injections, Diamond is presented with an opportunity to gain the more feminine physique she has always wanted. The girls go visit the “pumper,” Prayleen, who helps Diamond sculpt the body of her dreams.


Arkasha Stevenson is a Los Angeles based writer and director. Stevenson recently graduated from the prestigious directing program at the American Film Institute, where her thesis film Vessels about black market breast enhancement procedures within the transgender community was awarded the 2015 Iris Prize. Prior to attending film school Stevenson worked as a photojournalist at the Los Angeles Times

Best Short Film Film Out San Diego.Grand Jury Prize Film Crash 2015


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Vore King

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 9:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Dan Schneidkraut 119 minutes US

A detailed portrait of R.P. Whalen, world famous horror host, trash movie guru, carnie, and America’s premier builder of carnivorous sex monsters. Popularly known as “vore,” vorarephilia is an eating fetish that frequently involves bizarre creatures. This film follows Whalen’s process of conceiving an array of ravenous beasts while he rekindles a bond with his elderly father and battles the demons of suburban Milwaukee

Dan is a writer/director/editor and sometimes camera operator from Colorado who currently works and resides in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A two-time recipient of The McKnight Fellowship For Filmmaking (2010, 2016) and the 2015 Creative Capital Grant for Moving Image, he has been recognized primarily for his experimental narrative projects (SEEKING WELLNESS, INVINCIBLE FORCE) but has recently delved into the documentary form.

VOREKINGMOVIE@gmail.com    Twitter @schneidkraut   Instagram @sepulchral_voice

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Waack 4 Me

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Yingqian Chen & Ony Nwaohuocha 23 minutes US

Waack 4 Me explores the revival of the 1970's expressive dance form which was first popularized by Soul Train, and is now being embraced by women and LGBT communities around the world. 

Yingqian Chen grew up in China, surrounded by her grandfather's newspaper clippings and books, which led her to fall in love with storytelling. His personal stories of persecution during the Chinese Cultural Revolution instilled in her the power journalism has to expose the truth. Yingqian is a former semi-professional Latin dancer.

Ony Nwaohuocha is a lawyer, journalist and speaker. Her passion has led her to work with nonprofit organizations towards advancing social change in Africa, and other parts of the world. Ony uses multimedia platforms to promote social entrepreneurship, and tell stories of people living in Africa and the Diaspora.  

Yingqian Chen: chenyingqian5988@gmail.com  Ony Nwaohuocha: abigail.ony@gmail.com 

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Wake Me When I Leave

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Friday, July 29, 2016 8:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Tyler Rubenfeld 64 minutes US

 A young woman waits out the night in a twilight state, where dreams, memories, revisited and reenacted events intermingle. She tries her best to parse truth from embellishment, reflecting on her relationship with the man sleeping soundly beside her.

Tyler Rubenfeld is a Michigan-born, Brooklyn-based writer, director, and visual artist. His short film, "Vlogger," was a Seattle True Independent Film Festival 2013 selection and was released through No Budge in 2014. "Wake Me When I Leave" is his first feature.

tgrubenfeld@gmail.com   Twitter @TylerRubenfeld

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What a Nice Day

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 11:00 AM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Lisa Jaech 2 minutes US

An animated short that imagines the emotional turmoil of clouds

Lisa Jaech is a Seattle-based artist and animator. She graduated from California College of the Arts with a BFA in Animation in 2015. She has produced over 7 animated short films, employing traditional hand-drawn, stop motion, and digital animation techniques. She belongs to a collective studio space in Seattle named Common Area Maintenance where she produces and shows her work

lisa.jaech@gmail.com   Twitter @lisajaech   Instagram @mybestfrond

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What Brings Me More Violently to Life - Unfair To Facts

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Friday, July 29, 2016 6:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Olivier Fuoc 5 minutes France

Music video of the french musician Unfair To Facts, combining crystalline and ethereal electronic pop, Unfair to Facts takes the side of an open music, which demands nothing of auditor


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White Romeo

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 3:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Bernd Porr 9 minutes UK

Kay sexy and inviting wants to share her new passion with the world: White Romeo. She has fallen under this drug's spell. Mesmerised by the drugs effects she can't resist tempting Michael to share her White Romeo trip. Kay through the veil of White Romeo is empowered to truly feel herself. White Romeo is a story of self revelation and deception.

Bernd Porr started his career in theatre as a technician, then as a lighting designer, then worked in radio in both technical and directing/producing roles and then went into filmmaking. He has also a PhD in neuroscience and a degree in Journalism. He has been writing, directing, producing, editing short films, 2 feature films and about 200 educational videos for flipped classroom under the name "Eigen Productions". He works 50% as a researcher in neuroscience and 50% as a filmmaker where the topics of his films are inspired by his research. He has numerous film projects in different stages of development.

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The Words Hear the Light

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Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 10:00 PM   Factory Luxe Transmedia Gallery

"Diego Fiori & Olga Pohankova" 17 minutes Austria

According to medieval philosophers, being in a subject is an insubstantial way of being that does not exist in itself, this one is in something else.In this short film, the nature of the images is questioned, particularly the one of the reflected corpses in the mirror. What is their nature? How can a mirror with his two-dimensional character transliterate three-dimensional images?

The multiversity deriving from the performed action of the mirror destruction marks out its total diversity from the mirror ́s uni-versality, from the uni-versum of its – in itself closed – surface.

The subsequent re-composition of the fragments reveals the irreparable fact of a gesture, the impossibility to reconstruct and finally to restore a unique sense. The mirror fragments emphasize the multiplication of the reflections, the perspectives of a plurality and thus a new sense.

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Younglings

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Stuart Baker 10 minutes US

In the not-too-distant future, Elroy’s deli hosts a weekly poker night with one simple rule: all players must act their age and stick to grownup topics of conversation! But these old-timers know that "Star Wars" will be the topic du jour. Settling this conflict could mean a turn to the dark side.

Stuart Baker is a writer-filmmaker, based in Seattle. An NYU Film grad, and cinema slut since birth, Stuart's origin story can be found within the frame lines of his sci-fi/fantasy retro opus “Supply and Demand”. Stuart is also known for his post-production expertise with the Hollywood studios, developing new technologies for the curation of their film and television archives.

stuart@stuartbaker.net   

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Your Blind Spot

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Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 5:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Paul von Stoetzel 19 minutes US

Pup, a young con recently out of prison, begins to climb the ranks of organized crime but has a major decision to make which could have violent repercussions for his family.

Paul von Stoetzel has directed over 30 short films/music videos, a feature film A Method, and 2 award winning distributed documentaries- Scrap and SNUFF: a documentary about killing on camera. He has also directed over 40 plays in the Twin Cities area and is a member of Shadow Horse Theatre. 

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You're Here

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Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:00 PM   Factory Luxe

Directed by Ian Stone 16 minutes US

Taoist heaven meets Anton Chekov when Mark, a devote bible study leader, dies in a freak accident and goes to heaven. Instead of living in heaven with Jesus and the angles, Mark finds himself at the mercy of a stressed out project manager 200 years behind schedule and not at all interested in Mark’s disappointment in the afterlife.

Ian has been directing, writing and performing film and theater in the Seattle area for fifteen years. He has written and directed six short films that have played and won awards in festivals around the world. Ian is also a skilled script supervisor. He currently writing and performing sketch comedy with Stronger Than Love.

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