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Animation to Write Home About
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Animation to Write Home About

September 30th at 8:15 PM

Creative visuals can help us focus on the written word, enhance it, or comment on it. Whether a direct adaption of a preexisting text, or a rumination on the concept of language itself, this selection allows us to celebrate the union of animation and language.

Out of Print

Daniel Schiff
Seattle, WA
2014 - 7 min

Books tell us what they really think about our changing relationship with technology.

Missed Aches

Joanna Priestley
Portland, OR
2009  4 min

A witty commentary on ignorance, idiocy and our over-reliance on spell check. Written and narrated by Taylor Mali.

Charles Bukowski Uncensored & Animated

Drew Christie
Seattle, WA
2014  3 min

Candid conversations between Charles Bukowski, his wife, and his producer took place in Bukowski's home in 1993. They are brought to life in an animation that matches their loose and laid back tone.

When Men Go Off to War

Noah Dorsey
Portland, OR
2014  3 min

Seattle Premiere
Restless swirls of color dominate this animated interpretation of a poem by Victoria Kelly. Adapted for Motionpoems.

The Beautiful Soul

Luca Dipierro
Portland, OR
2012  2 min

Creepy and oddly charming single sentence animation for Electric Literature.


Neely Goniodsky
Seattle, WA
2014  1 min

WA Premiere:
A liquidy and luscious interpretation of a poem by A.S.J. Tessimond.

Kubla Khan

Joan Gratz
Portland, OR
2011 - 4 min

Oscar winner Joan Gratz puts her prodigious clay painting talents to work re-imagining for the classic poem by Samuel Taylor Coleridge of 1797.
Some Trees

Kurtis Hough
Portland, OR
2014 - 2 min

Seattle Premiere:
A dark, split screen, curiously emotional interpretation of the poem A Boy by John Ashbery from 1956.

Insect Poetry

Marilyn Zornado
Portland, OR
2012  6 min

The Insect Literary Society, presided over by the scholarly Book Weevil, convenes to share their latest poems.

Cross Ties

Laura DiTrapani
Portland, OR
1998 - 4 min

An animated and symbolic interpretation of the development of Western written language.

Shiro Yagi

Cindy Mochizuki Vancouver, BC
2013  12 min

Seattle Premiere:
A haunting exploration of memory, this film is inspired by a piece of music and poem from the artist's grandfather, written in 1927.
The Kids

Neely Goniodsky
Seattle, WA
2015  2min

World Premiere:
A coarse and sketchy interpretation of Canon Parker's sardonic poem.

Old Time Film

Marilyn Zornado & Barbara Tetenbaum
Portland, OR
2012  3 min

A letterpress-printed animation short made entirely with antique news cuts, printer's ornaments, hand-set type and bell wire on a Vandercook SP-15.

At the Quinte Hotel

Bruce Alcock
Vancouver, BC
2005 - 4 min

A gorgeous, playful, and masterful free-association interpretation of a poem written and read by Canadian poet Al Purdy.

A Painful Glimpse Into My Writing Process [;In Less Than 60 Seconds];

Chel White
Portland, OR
2005  2 min

Dark and humorous, this extremely short film is a stream-of-conscious look at the writing process, told with animated images straight from the subconscious or somewhere.


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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