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At the SIFF Film Center
Saturday, February 8, 2014

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Female centric and eccentric shorts presented by Women in Film Seattle. A day of great films from around the world and around the block – award winners and premieres.

11:00 AM: Doors Open
11:30 AM: Welcome
Program begins: 11:40 AM

Program Schedule


El Macho

Animation, UK (Spanish/English) 2011 | 7:00 min.
Daniela Negrin Ochoa, director/animator
Seattle Premiere
The arrival of an energetic poodle shatters all hope for order; but lessons are learned.

The Magic Ferret

Comedy, Canada 2013 | 11:40
Alison Parker, director
An orphan yearns to find a forever home, so he and his pet conjure up a little magic to make that happen.


Drama, USA 2013 | 16:14
Eleanor Wilson, writer/director/producer/actor
NW Premiere, Nitehawk Film Festival Best Short Film
An unsettling encounter with road kill forces a couple to reconnect.

Last Light

Drama, USA 2013 | 14:30
Jennifer Cummins, director; Persephone Vandegrift, writer; Lisa Cooper, producer
A single mother mourning the loss of her daughter receives otherworldly help.
Filmmakers in attendance.

The Visit

Drama, USA 2012 | 22:00
Fara Pasarell, director/writer/producer/editor
NW Premiere, Palm Springs International Film Festival
Co-starring Sharon Lawrence of Rizzoli and Isles
Just when Diana's world turns upside down, she's visited by the last person in the world she wants to see.

Do I Have to Take Care of Everything

Comedy, Finland 2011 | 7:00 (subtitled)
Selma Vilhunen, director; Kirsikka Saari, screenwriter
Oscar Nominee for 2014, Aspen Shortsfest Competition Best Comedy
This mother tries to get her family ready to attend a wedding but they just can't comply.

1:00 PM – Filmmaker Q&A

1:10 PM – Lunch break


Three Minute Scenario

Comedy, Iran 2012 | 6:30 (subtitled)
Narges Kharghani, director
Seattle Premiere
A young screenwriter's story is not approved but his script lives on.

Scared is Scared

Animation/Live Action Comedy, USA 2013 | 8:00
Bianca Giaever, director
Seattle Premiere, a Port Townsend Film Festival favorite
Wow, can a six-year old spin a tale, and this filmmaker listened.

Girl With Child

Drama, USA Spanish 2012 | 9:00 (subtitled)
Maria Abraham, director
NW Premiere, Chicago International Film Festival
On a bus in Ecuador, a lonely teenager travels, toddler in tow, to visit her mother.
Filmmaker in attendance.

2:30 PM – Filmmaker Q&A



Narrative, Israel 2013 | 24:22
Noa Yaffe, writer/director
US Premiere
Yoel needs to find his own way, but he's the only one who doesn't know it.

A Good Match

Comedy, 2013 USA | 13:00
Lyn Elliot, director
Ann and Alex have split but does that preclude Ann still seeing Alex's mom?

Ana Lily Amirpour Likes This

Experimental, USA 2010 | 6:30
Ana Lily Amnipoor, director/writer/producer/editor
NW Premiere, Zero Film Festival Audience Award
Ana Lily's contemplation of Twitter and Facebook and of creating alternate versions of ourselves.
(Ana's Lily's short Pashmaloo opened PAFF 2012 and her first feature premiered at Sundance 2014)

Love Me

Experimental, USA/Brazil 2013 | 4:00
Rossana Gomes, director
True love may be found in the most unexpected places.

3:30 PM – Filmmaker Q&A / Stretch break



Comedy, USA 2008 | 15:00
Lilah Vandenburgh, director
A favorite for the PAFF archives
Winner of PAFF Audience Choice Award 2008
Nobody messes with this babe.


Drama, USA 2011 | 13:00
Deb Shoval, director, writer
Sundance, SIFF, KODAK Award winner, and soon to be a feature movie
Days before her deployment, Joey returns home to rural Pennsylvania.

Dumpy Goes to the Big Smoke

Dramedy, Australia 2012 | 15:00
Mirrah Foulkes, director, writer
NW Premiere, Aspen Shorts Fest Distinctive Achievement Award
Apart from a few cats, is there any reason to stay?

Girls Who Smoke

Narrative, USA 2012 | 15:00
Tawny Foskett, director; Laurie Rud, producer
Based on a Moth Radio Hour story.
NW Premiere
Bad habits and bad boyfriends. Two women connect over a pack of cigs.
Filmmakers in attendance.

4:40 PM – Filmmaker Q&A / Break


A Morning

Drama, Poland 2012 | 16:30
Justyna Tafel, director
US Premiere
It seems like any other winter morning, but not for Hania.

Good Night

Drama, UK 2012 | 28:00
Muriel d'Ansembourg, writer/director
NW Premiere, British Academy Award Nominee
Two inquisitive teenage girls push the boundaries of innocent play and dangerous seduction.


Drama, USA 2012 | 18:30
L. Gabriel Gonda, director; LaDora Sella, writer, producer
Finding baby mice in her sock drawer springs free 10 year-old Sparrow's urgent need for a family.
Filmmakers in attendance.

6:00 PM – Filmmaker Q&A / Break


Swimming in Circles

Drama, Canada 2013 | 12:12
Kirsten Gauthier, director
Seattle Premiere
Alex is left confused when two key members in her tight-knit group break up.
Filmmaker in attendance.

The Date

Comedy, Finland 7:30
Jenni Toivoniemi, director/screenwriter
Sundance Jury Award winner for International Fiction, Seattle Premiere
Tino's manhood is put to the test by Diablo, the family's stud.

Lez Be Honest

Comedy, US 2012 | 8:45
Haley Manrique, writer/director
NW Premiere
The flannel-clad Gina must decide between embracing a lesbian facade for the advancement of equality or declaring her feelings for her crush, Jeff.


Comedy, Finland 12:32
Jenni Toivoniemi, director/screenwriter
US Premiere
Oh what a web we weave…but sometimes, mercifully, we come up smelling like a rose.

7:00 PM – Filmmaker Q&A / Closing remarks


Reception upstairs until 9:00 pm. Find out the results of Audience Choice and silent auction, raise a glass, meet the filmmakers. Join us for fun and filmtalk!

Best Comedy Award:

Scared is Scared, an animated/live action comedy by director Bianca Giaever