Selected Feature Films Include:
We are proud to say that 8 out the 14 feature films screening the festival are womxn-directed or co-directed.
PROOF OF LOYALTY directed by Lucy Ostrander & Don Sellers (Bainbridge Island, WA) –
Kazuo Yamane and the Nisei Soldiers of Hawaii tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. Watch the trailer here.
NORTH OF BLUE directed by Joanna Priestley (Portland, OR) – North of Blue is an electrifying experimental animated feature-film that at once shatters the distinction between our modern technological reality and the ancient traditions of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Watch the trailer here.
ARCTIC DAUGHTER: A LIFETIME OF WILDERNESS directed by Jean Aspen and Tom Irons,
(Homer, AK) – The story relates Jean Aspen’s lifelong love of arctic wilderness and adventure and asks the viewer, “What are we leaving for future generations?” Watch the trailer here.
CHRONIC MEANS FOREVER directed by Kadazia Allen-Perry, (Spanaway, WA ) – When you suffer from a chronic illness all your life it becomes easy for others to forget about it. Watch the trailer here.
THE FORGOTTEN MAN directed by Arran Shearing (Vancouver, BC) – NORTHWEST PREMIERE!
A beautifully crafted romance in the tradition of classic Hollywood cinema about a young actor in an East London Theatre Company for the homeless who romances a wealthy out-of-towner in the bustling streets of contemporary London. Watch the trailer here.
BLOOD AND STEEL directed by Michael Maniglia (Seattle, WA) SEATTLE PREMIERE!
This gnarly documentary memorializes “The Crest,” a skateboarding mecca of the 1980s. Hidden in the corner of a country club in the suburbs of Washington D.C., the Crest was a gathering place for skaters and punks alike — an unexpected piece of skateboarding and punk history, where unadulterated expressionist freedom reigned above all. Featuring interviews with Tony Hawk, Ian MacKaye of Fugazi and Minor Threat, and many more! Watch the trailer here.
Womxn On The Verge Shorts Program
The films featured in our Womxn on the Verge shorts program are a testament to the diversity and uniqueness of the work being made by womxn and non-binary filmmakers right now. Ranging from studies of the deep psychic impact of brief moments of gendered insensitivity and intimidation, to ruminations of the power of radical love, to sci-fi spectacular scenes of resistance, these shorts may move you to tears and to action.
Selected Short Films Include:
- UNBUCKLED directed by Tessa Ribitsch (Portland, OR)
- THE ROUNDHOUSE directed by Theresa Warbus (Vancouver, B.C.)
- WE HAVE OUR WAYS directed by Dawn Jones Redstone (Portland, OR)
- LOVELY LEGS directed by Abby Thompson (Vancouver, WA)
- WEAK directed by Emily Laue (Portland, OR)