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Direct Cameraless Animation Workshop (All Ages) at Children's Film Festival Seattle
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Direct Cameraless Animation Workshop (All Ages) at Children's Film Festival Seattle
The workshop has been postponed along with the closing weekend events for CFFS - check https://www.childrensfilmfestivalseattle.org/ for updates.

Sunday, March 8
2:00pm to 5:00pm

DROP-IN HOURS! Please come and go as you please throughout this time period.

This workshop will now take place at Northwest Film Forum in Capitol Hill
1515 12th Ave, Seattle, 98122
*Street parking in the area on Sunday is free and unrestricted.

Age range: All Ages; adults who accompany youth may attend!
Capacity: 12-16 students
Cost: $15, $30, or $45 sliding scale tuition. Those who can afford to pay at higher price point are encouraged to do so, to create more opportunities for those who cannot. PRO FESTIVALGOER NOTE  if you'd like to get into ALL Closing Day activities (shorts programs, feature film, dance performance, this workshop, AND breakfast???) for $25, just select the Full Day Pass ticket at checkout!

** Scholarships available: email jonah@nwfilmforum.org **

** Co-presented with Engauge Experimental Film Festival, hosted in November at NWFF! **

Children and parents can explore experimental filmmaking in this hands-on, analog workshop. Learn how to create beautiful, handcrafted motion graphics on 16mm film without any cameras or computers, and watch the results projected right away! Direct animation is an analog fine art offering experiential liberation from increasingly digital visual cultures. In this workshop, participants will scratch, draw with sharpie markers and collage directly onto film leaders to create unique effects. Parents/guardians are welcome to attend with children at no additional cost; youth under 12 must be accompanied.


Since 1989 Devon Damonte has made, taught, and shown handcrafted cameraless direct animation hither and yon, including: REDCat Theater at Disney Hall in LA; New York Film Festival Views from the Avant Garde; Ottawa International Animation Festival; Pacific Film Archive at Berkeley Art Museum; Quickdraw Animation Society in Calgary; and McMurdo Station, Antarctica. Devon is featured in recent books The Animation Bible by Maureen Furniss, and Experimental Filmmaking: Break The Machine, by Kathryn Ramey. Damonte is currently adjunct faculty at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA teaching a summer Visual Music 16mm & 35mm direct animation intensive, also a ringleader of the Crackpot Crafters collective, and believes we are now all smack dab in the Golden Age of Adhesive Tape.

Jackie Argo is a Latina multimedia experimental artist, poet, filmmaker and musician currently living in Seattle. She enjoys experimenting with analog and digital techniques and has created music videos for independent bands.


This event takes place at Rainier Arts Center!

On Sunday, March 8, join Childrens Film Festival Seattle off-site at Rainier Arts Center (3515 S. Alaska St.) for a full day of colorful Closing Day festivities!

Celebrating the festivals globally-minded programs in one of Seattles most diverse neighborhoods, the morning will kick off with your choice of Om Nom Nom or Lift-off  two programs that combine breakfast and a film screening  and then continue throughout the day with films for all ages, intergenerational hands-on workshops, and an awards ceremony!

Finally, the entire festival closes out with a live performance by youth from the School of Spectrum Dance Theater, who will choreograph a routine exclusively in response to the evenings feature film, Moving Stories! Moving Stories follows youth from around the world to showcase the transformative power and universal language of dance.

9:30am Early Breakfast Smörgåsbord (Special Event)  All ages
10:30am Om Nom Nom (Shorts)  All Ages
11:30am Late Breakfast Smörgåsbord (Special Event)  All ages
1:00pm Lift-off (Shorts)  Ages 9+
2:005:00pm drop-in hours Direct Cameraless Animation (Workshop)  All Ages
3:00pm Icing On the Cake (Shorts)  2+
5:00pm Awards Ceremony (Special Event)  All ages
7:00pm Moving Stories Feature Film Screening & Dance Experience  9+


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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Minimum Age: 16
Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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Northwest Film Forum
(206) 329-2629

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