Saturday, February 2nd, 2019 1:30pm $65 Tuition $50 For Members Ages 11-14 In this workshop, students will learn about virtual… Read more 360 Filmmaking: Behind the Scenes of the Festival
In this interactive workshop, students will make an animated short film depicting the rhythms of children and the natural world. Students will learn about rhythms found in the filmmaking process through animating frame by frame in stop motion.
Children (ages 1 to 101) can experiment with multiplane stop-motion animation, become a life-size shadow puppet, and learn about shadow puppetry techniques from around the world while learning about the life and work of influential filmmaker and animation innovator Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981).
Let’s All Go to the Lobby! Interactive Filmmaking Installation — Puppet Making with Clyde Petersen — Friendly Rhythms of the… Read more Workshops & Classes (CFFS 2019)
Close out the 2019 festival with a free screening of films made in our workshops, congratulate the winners of our Children’s Jury prizes, and celebrate with a surprise selection of outstanding shorts made by international filmmakers.
Fun for the whole family! Dance along to down-home music by the John Browne Band and enjoy an all-you-can-eat breakfast of fluffy homemade pancakes, sizzling bacon, and gallons of hot coffee for the grown-ups. After breakfast, come to Northwest Film Forum for a special screening of new animation from 11 countries.
Saturday, January 26 – 5:30pm
Wednesday, January 30 – 3:30pm
* Filmmaker (and Executive Director) Vivian Hua (Searching Skies) in attendance! *
All children have the right to a home, but for the young people in some of these narrative and documentary films, political and religious issues threaten their futures. The films are made by filmmakers in response to worldwide migration issues, and also include a documentary from a dream city, where origins and cultural differences do not matter to a tight-knit group of boys.
Thursday, Jan 25, 2018 @ 7 PM (Hayao Miyazaki, Japan, animation, 1986, 124 min, in English) For ages 6+ Gala… Read more Opening Night: Castle in the Sky (CFFS 2018)
Saturday, February 2 – 7:00pm
(Feature from Canada, in English)
* Co-presented with Longhouse Media as part of Northwest Film Forum’s ongoing Indigenous Showcase series! *
Fourteen-year-old Ella is determined to travel by kayak the length of the Inside Passage along the shores of the Great Bear Rainforest to testify against a proposed pipeline that would see oil tanker traffic traveling through her beloved homeland waters. She’s prepared to handle all of the challenges of the trip, but the greatest challenge of all is that she has to bring her dysfunctional family with her.
Thursday, January 31 – 7:00pm
(Feature from Iran, in Farsi with Eng. subtitles)
* Seattle premiere! *
The first-ever official Iranian entry by a female filmmaker for Best Foreign Film of the Academy Awards, this sweeping film tells the story of a girl, Behar, who lives a life spun from folklore and stories with her head in a book. But growing up in Yazd in the ’70s and ’80s, she’s at the center of a country in turmoil: The Shah is overthrown, Ayatollah Khomeini rises to power, and the first shots are fired in a bitter and protracted war with Iraq. Over the span of years, Bahar finds daydreaming in her own fantasy world is the only way she can make sense of the pain and suffering warring humans inflict on one another.