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  • NORTHWEST FILM FORUM 1515 12th Avenue Seattle, WA, 98122 United States (map)

Total running time: 86 min.

Films that defy cinematic narrative standards and normative desire. Embracing radical politics and documenting the freaky beauty of queer culture, these shorts are a welcome sensual and freshly abstract experience.

FLUID Y Katerina Athanasopoulou and Yani B; 2015; UK; 4 min.

Transcendence, movement, change, and a chromosome are happily defied.

INFLAMED: A LITANY FOR BURNING CONDOMS Niknaz Tavakolian; 2015; USA; 7 min.

This experimental video explores the sociopolitical, technocratic, and historical textures of latex as they relate to AIDS.

PINK PASTE Kelsy Gossett; 2017; USA; 4 min.

A woman stands in a bathroom alone; the water running. She and her partner begin to brush each other’s teeth. Pink, sparkly toothpaste foams from both mouths.

BORDERHOLE Amber Bemak & Nadia Granados; 2016; Mexico; 14 min.; in English and Spanish, with English and Spanish subtitles

In a mythical border area between Colombia and the US, the relationship between North and South America is investigated.

3 CAFÉS R. W. Gray; 2016; Canada; 3 min.

A film about a moment after the end becomes one about a moment just before the end.

BIRDS WITH HUMAN HEADS Max Wilde; 2016; USA; 10 min.

Basking in the wildlife of a handmade universe, a girl receives her first tattoo from her best friend.

DOPPELGÄNGER MEMORANDUM Clark Nikolai; 2017; Canada; 6 min.

A film-score composer is distracted by a haunted video monitor.

PERFORMING MY REAL TRUTH Anna Swanson; 2016; USA; 13 min.

This film will make three statements. Two of them might be true, and one of them might not be.

FEAR ME NOT Malika Whitaker; 2016; France; 5 min.

This experimental short explores fear of commitment and the trajectory of a relationship.

FLYHOLE Malic Amalya; 2017; USA; 6 min.

This dual-projection slide show of collaged imagery tells the story of a housefly who transitions into a man in order to cruise gay bars. 

TROUBLEMAKER ON THE FREQUENCY Clark Nikolai; 2016; Canada; 5 min.

A combination of shortwave radio, video from a Fisher-Price PXL-2000, VHS, and audio from a travel-phrases CD.

PUSSY (Cipka) Renata Gąsiorowska; 2016; Poland; 9 min.

A young girl alone at home decides to have a sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan.

Earlier Event: October 19
Later Event: October 20