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Engauge 2021 Limen (Shorts Program)
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Engauge 2021 Limen (Shorts Program)
Oct. 31 at 5pm PT

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

*** Public safety notice ***
NWFF patrons will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. To be admitted, patrons ages 12+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety

Festival - Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2021

These films occupy the thresholds among nostalgia, sorrow, renewal, loss, longing and memory.

In this program:
In this lonely contemplation of a past summer, the ancient promontory becomes a parenthetical projection of frantic lines and alternating impressions.

(Vasilios Papaioannu, US, 2021, 5 min)

Because the sky is blue
A short piece paying tribute to my hometown Wuhan, China, applying cyanotype methods to 15-second social media videos from my childhood friends feeds.

(Wenhua Shi, US, 2020, 4 min)

threshold. between two states of being. the boundary of perception.

(Kathryn Ramey, US, 2019, 12 min)

five miles Another (for Diana)
A meditation on loss and what is left behind. A letter to a friend.

(Kate Lain, US, 2020, 7 min)

A Return
Peering into layers, sliding planes of windows and time, the fragmentary gesture of the dance. A series of rapid contrasts, a synthesis of elemental and everyday experience. Structures shift and intermingle, two worlds become one.

(James Edmonds, Germany, 2018, 6 min)

Psychic Meat
The film is a diary and act of bearing witness in which Wardell tells of his fathers artificial heart valve, the industrial farming industry that both provided the tissue for it and arguably hastened its necessity, and their somewhat distant father-son relationship. Poetically hand-developed in salt, a curing agent for meat. (Excerpt from a synopsis by Ben Nicholson for Alt/Kino)

(Stephen Wardell, US, 2020, 10 min, in English)

Black is made entirely using images from found 16mm footage. The movie reflects the directors observations of the political and cultural turmoil after the 1979 revolution in Iran, along with her experiences of everyday life abroad.

(Roshanak Elmendorf, US, 2021, 12 min, in English)

Out in the Sky Nobody Sleeps
Put me on the train, send me back to my home. Couldnt live without you when I tried to roam.

(Edgar Garcia Chavez, US, 2019, 4 min)

Film for Storm de Hirsch
Rephotographed psychedelic painted and scratched images, collaged and abstracted. An homage to underground experimental poet and filmmaker, Storm de Hirsch; one of the great unsung women in avant-garde film in the 1960s.

(Gwendolyn Audrey Foster, US, 2021, 4 min)


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





Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Executive Director Vivian Hua at vivian@nwfilmforum.org

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