Push Play: By Youth For Youth
PUSH PLAY: BY YOUTH FOR YOUTH
Sunday, January 28 @ 7pm
At Northwest Film Forum and around the world, young people are making movies that will warm your heart, make you think and amaze you with artistry. This program features joyous animation, narrative flights of fancy, a reboot of a classic Buster Keaton film, stories that transcend generational divides, and documentaries that prove how youth are on top of important issues. Celebrate how youth filmmakers dream the future!
(Gabriel Mudge-Burns with Classic Film Fun campers, USA, 2017, live-action, 9 min, English)
Made during a one week summer camp, students studied and remade one of Buster Keatons most delightful films, which follows a small town movie theater projectionists whose real ambition is to become a detective and win the heart of a beautiful girl.
Imagination Animation (Megan Corey, Mira Ellis, Ethan Gerber, Jack Herst, Madeline Kiely, Kairos Lamblin, Sophia Lamphear, Ardin Meijer, Cyrus McKee, Ian Montgomery, Rio Morales-Kurahashi, Lief Stockman Zach Tweedy-Vena , USA, 2017, 7 min,English)
In this Northwest Film Forum camp, kids headed outside to get inspiration from the Capitol Hill neighborhood. Using various animation techniques, including motion, pixilation, and hand-drawn animation, the young directors brought their visions to life.
(Aye Seda Ulusu, Turkey, 2017, animated, 6 min, Turkish with English subtitles) World premiere!
Created by 6-year-old kindergarten students, this film follows a group of young students as they investigate the environment around them, developing research skills, a sense of environmentalism and encouraging them to act independently.
(Theo Taplitz, USA, 2017, live-action, 5 min, English)
A boy puts together a memorial service to honor his beloved pet, Sam.
The Importance of Teen Mental Health
(Bentley Eldridge, with Citizen Minutes campers, USA, 2017, 3 min, English)
Created during Northwest Film Forums CItizen Minutes Activism camp, this short discusses the importance of teen mental health and being open about issues with stress, anxiety and depression.
Sexual Assault Recovery
(Citizen Minutes Campers, USA, 2017, 2 min, English)
This film address some common stigmas about sexual assault and offers resources to help with recovery.
Deconstructing Consumer Culture
(Anna Greenstein and Isabel Russack, with Citizen Minutes campers, USA, 2017, 3 min, English
We live in a consumerist society where we are taught to believe the purchasing and accumulation of goods will make us happier and our economy stronger. This film questions this philosophy in a series of interviews.
Mystery of Childhood
(Joanna Polak, Poland, 2017, animated, 12 min, Polish with English subtitles)
These animated fairy tales were created together by grandchildren and grandparents, using the family histories and memories of the childhood of the inhabitants of Sejny, Poland.
(Annie Hager, USA, 2017, live-action, 2 min, English)
After realizing that she is the same age as many penguins in the Antarctic, 20-year-old director Annie Hager investigates what has changed in the penguins world in those two short decades.
The Worlds Crisis
(Aamina Mughal with Production Campers, USA, 2017, live-action, 9 min, English)
In 2040, an unlikely pair is recruited to solve global warming once and for all.
(Gabriella Robbins & Natalya McConnell, USA, 2017, live-action, 7 min, English) World premiere!
When a young woman is given a magical alarm clock that takes her back to the 1950s, incidents from her parents past come back to haunt her.
CTRL+C Not V
(Jacob Nicholas Alcala, United Arab Emirates, 2017, animation, 4 min, English)
It is a part of human nature to be constantly creating and innovating. The rise of technology has made sharing these creations even easier. With that, however, comes a greater risk for ideas to be stolen and plagiarized, which makes intellectual property rights more important than ever.
(Childrens International Film Festival students,United Arab Emirates, 2017, live-action, 6 min, English)
Theres a lot that goes into making a film, but some say the hardest part is deciding what story to tell. This short film shows all the ups and downs of trying to write a script.
Content advisory: This program contains youth documentaries on overcoming sexual assault and mental health issues. A narrative film, Goodbye, Sam, is a darkly humorous take on the death of a pet.
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Seattle, WA 98122