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Rainbow Roar (Ages 11+ LGBTQ Short Film Program)
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Rainbow Roar (Ages 11+ LGBTQ Short Film Program)
Saturday, February 29  5:00pm

Ages 11+

This program celebrates beautiful and complex stories of identity and diversity  just like you, the people you will meet in this program are one-of-a-kind, living fiercely in their authentic selves, rejecting stereotypes and reaching out to others who respect and affirm their journeys.

78 min.

** Content advisory: Slow Dance includes a scene with teens smoking and also strong language. A Typical Fairytale includes a brief, non-explicit scene of adult romance. **

** Co-presented with Gay City! Filmmakers Annette Reilly (A Typical Fairytale) and Christian Zetterberg (Slow Dance) in attendance **


Short Films in this Program:


(Maurizio Forestieri, Italy, animation, 2019, 5 min, nonverbal)

Blue, yellow and red dogs must run like the wind to keep their colors vibrant!


Camina Conmigo (Walk Beside Me)

(Students of Public School C.E.I.P. Serreia of Valencia, Spain, live-action, 2019, 3:39 min, nonverbal) Washington premiere!

Students line up in a dreary hallway, separated by adults according to the types of toys the adults think they should play with. But soon, a joyous revolution starts.


I am Skylar

(Rachel Bower, Canada, live-action, 2019, 15 min, English)

This inspiring documentary paints a rainbow-colored portrait of Skylar, a trans girl with a supportive, strong family.


A Typical Fairytale

(Annette Reilly, Canada, live-action, 2019, 10:30 min, English)

A young couple has a romance fit for a storybook- told entirely in rhyme. Then they get a visit from a magical fairy godmother, who tells them they have a son on the way. It takes a long time for Mom and Dad to learn that the fairy got everything right, but when they do, everyone can live happily ever after.


Slow Dance

(Christian Zetterberg, Sweden, live-action, 2018, 5:30 min, Swedish with English subtitles)

During a middle school dance, a boy struggles with his courage when experiencing his first love.


The Serenade

(Adelina Anthony, USA, live-action, 2019, 11:30 min, English & some Spanish with English subtitles)

When a young boy requests a love song for another boy, his parents struggle with their beloved Mexican musical tradition.



(Christina Willings, Canada, live-action, 2019, 23 min, English)

This documentary explores the lives of five gender-creative kids, each uniquely engaged in shaping their ideas of what it means to be fully human.


This program is a part of Northwest Film Forum's 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle 2020: childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org

Northwest Film Forum's mission is to incite public dialogue and creative action through collective cinematic experiences. A nonprofit film and arts center located in Seattle, Northwest Film Forum presents hundreds of films, festivals, community events, multidisciplinary performances, and public discussions each year. A comprehensive visual media organization, the Forum offers educational workshops (including summer camps and year-round programs for young people) and artist services for film and media makers at all stages of their development. Artist services include access to space, gear, fiscal sponsorship, and an edit lab. Northwest Film Forum is a member-based organization. nwfilmforum.org

The 15th Annual Children's Film Festival Seattle is a cinematic extravaganza that celebrates the best and brightest in international films for children, including animation, feature length films, short films, and hands-on workshops. Since 2005, Childrens Film Festival Seattle has grown to become the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children ages 3-16. Each year, Northwest Film Forum selects childrens films from dozens of countries, reaching more than 10,000 people during festival screenings and field trips in Seattle, and a subsequent festival tour of up to 25 U.S. venues.


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


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Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Northwest Film Forum
On BPT Since: May 27, 2004
Louie Romo
(206) 329-2629

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