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The Best Of The 42nd Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival, presents a carefully selected cross-section of filmmaking from the Northwest. The works included in this program are chosen to represent the quality, range and vitality of filmmaking in the region. This collection is available for public screenings by contacting Filmmaker Services Manager Ben Popp at from screenings are distributed back to the filmmakers whose works are included in the program while also helping to fund the 43rd Northwest Filmmakers Festival. Total run time is 76 minutes. Standard DVD and Blu-Ray available.

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Total Running Time: 76 mins.

Festival Trailer
The Whitman Brothers / Portland, OR
(1 min.)

Hers Is Where Yours Begins
Janet McIntyre / Portland, OR
(EXP) Filmmaker Janet McIntyre explores the emotions which cometo us after the loss of a loved one as she pays tribute to her own mother who died when she was just a teenager. (5 mins)

For Jean-Pierre Melville
Ira Flowers / Portland, OR
(NAR) An assassin is running against the clock in this love letter to the French new wave cinema.  (6 mins)

To See More Light
Kurtis Hough / Portland, OR
(ANI) Seeing and experience are only a fraction of the magnitude that is our world.  A lens is placed on the constant shifting and changing of the natural as something new is born out of the cauldron of old.  (15 mins.)

Two Roads
Troy Moth and Josh Lambert / Sooke, B.C.
(DOC) Native American youth are faced with the difficult challenge of growing up in a culture that is not entirely their own.  How might they still be able to re-connect with their own traditions?  (3 mins.) 

Arca Archa
Sarah El Bakkouri / Richmond, B.C.
(NAR) If life is a container, perhaps it too is a prison, or perhaps we might be able to escape through its walls to something else, but at what cost? (6 mins.)

Robot Pavlov Sputnik
Oliver Hockenhull / Vancouver, B.C.
(ANI) By mixing two works that specifically deal with the cinematic process, Norman McClaren’s “Synchrocity” and Pudovkin’s “Mechanics of the Brain”,  director Oliver Hockenhull creates a lush experience rich in subtextual meaning.  (7 mins.)

Stuart Eagon / Portland, OR
Fleeting faces, places and times, they stare back at us as a reminder to the complex emotions put forth as we gaze into our own memories.  Winner of the Audience Award for short experimental film. (10 mins.) 

Seven Ways From Sunday
Robert Sickels / Walla Walla, WA
(DOC) Seven stories from individuals who have fallen victim to their fellow citizens’ misconceptions and fears.  (7 mins.)

Dead Hearts
Stephen W. Martin / Vancouver, B.C.
(NAR) True love knows no boundaries.  A young mortician discovers his one true love only to realize she is also sought after by a gang of bullies.  What happens next is a tale of comedic wonderment in a joyful story of lost love found again.  (16 mins.)

Festival Judge / Steve Anker

Steve Anker is the Dean of California Institute of the Arts School of Film/Video and formerly served as director of the San Francisco Cinematheque as well as artistic director of the Foundation for Art in Cinema. His publications include catalog essays for “Big As Life, Unknown Territories” and “American Experimental Film,” as well as articles and reviews for Film Quarterly, Cinematograph, Idiolects, the New York Times, the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor,and the San Francisco Chronicle. 

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