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April 27, 2017 Comments Off on NFFTY’s COME AS YOU ARE Features Films By Young LGBTQ Filmmakers Views: 843 *Seattle Cinemaland, Arts & Entertainment, Coming Out, Film, Film Events, Film Festivals, Gay 101, Queer Film, Queer Youth, Seattle Lesbian Scene, Seattle Transgender Scene, Trans* Arts & Entertainment, Women's Arts

NFFTY’s COME AS YOU ARE Features Films By Young LGBTQ Filmmakers

"Transformative" is a short film by Krystelle Kurz - 15, Claire Elliott - 17, Sorcha Marron - 15, Maureen Brown - 16, (Washington) In the midst of recent legislation regarding transgender people's rights, their voices have been conspicuously absent in the media. All teenagers worry about high school, but not all teenagers have to worry about using the bathroom.

“Transformative” is a short film by Krystelle Kurz – 15, Claire Elliott – 17, Sorcha Marron – 15, Maureen Brown – 16, (Washington) screening at NFFTY’s “Come As You Are” screening on Saturday, April 29 at SIFF’s Uptown Cinema.

NFFTY, the National Film Festival for Talented Youth is an amazing Seattle based film festival that stages a film festival every year showcasing the work of film makers 24 and under. NFFTY 2017 kicks off tonight at Cinerama (it’s sold out!!!) and continues through Sunday, April 30th at SIFF’s Uptown Cinema.

For LGBTQ audiences keen to see work by young queer film makers, COME AS YOU ARE is the screening featuring new short films by LGBTQ artists. It’s happening Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 3:30 pm. Grab tickets HERE…do be advised that even though these are films by younger film makers, not all films may be appropriate for VERY young audiences…some feature graphic content!

More on NFFTY’s event:

NFFTY presents a selection of the finest LGBTQ films by directors 24-and-under. We hope you will help us get the word out that these screenings will help inspire the next generation of LGBTQ filmmakers to share their stories, and help youth currently grappling with issues of identity. NFFTY’s LGBTQ Lineup is stellar this year so wanted to reach out and give you some info to pass along to anyone who might be interested! It’s on Saturday, April 29 at 3:30 PM Uptown Cinema 2!

Saturday, April 29, 2017
3:30 PM
Uptown Cinema 2

ADULT: $12 | YOUTH: $11 | GROUP: $10

With a camera in hand and a clear message in mind, these brave filmmakers have approached issues of individuality, self-expression, and acceptance with the full power of cinema behind them. This inspiring screening explores the struggles and triumphs that we all encounter when establishing our own identities in today’s world. Come with an open mind, leave with a full heart!

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