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2017 FEATURED FILMS

 

ANOTHER MAN'S TREASURE

A documentary film about the World's Largest Rummage Sale and ruminations on the power and pleasures of possessions.

PRODUCED: Steve Stolee
CATEGORY: Feature Documentary
RUNTIME: 1h

 

THE STORY OF BAINBRIDGE ISLAND

A look at Bainbridge in years gone by, this film tour of the island was produced circa 1960.

PRODUCED: The Rotary Club of Bainbridge Island
CATEGORY: Short Documentary
RUNTIME: 5m

 

THE UNITED GUYS NETWORK

Loving newlywed husband Paul Seger is making the other guys in the neighborhood look bad. Time for The United Guys Network to step in and teach him how to be a 'real' husband.

DIRECTOR: Tabatha Golat
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 10m

 

2017 OFFICIAL SELECTIONS

 

CRAZYWISE

What if a psychological crisis was seen as having the potential to be a positive transformative experience, instead of a "broken brain"? CRAZYWISE introduces mental health professionals and psychiatric survivors who see a psychological crisis as a potential growth experience, not a disease. 

DIRECTOR: Kevin Tomlinson
CATEGORY: Feature Documentary
RUNTIME: 1hr 22m

 

COMING HOME TO MAKE MUSIC

A short documentary of the Brooklyn based indie rock band, Plastic Picnic, and their west coast Spring 2017 tour.

DIRECTOR: Cade Taylor
CATEGORY: Short Documentary
RUNTIME: 18m

 

DEVIL IN THE WIND

A young boy plans to escape from his caretakers, a pair of professional kidnappers, when he meets their newest victim, a beautiful woman rumored to have killed two men.

DIRECTOR: Nicholas Van Buren
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 10m

 

DROWNED WORLD

On a planet submerged with water, three survivors must outwit and defy eachother in a life-or-death struggle to the bitter end.

DIRECTOR: Kit Wilson
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 12m

 

ELVIS & THE SNOWMAN'S LEAGUE

In 1956, a small group of men and women, working behind the scenes, helped create the biggest rock legend of all time. The Snowman’s league explores how they helped propel Elvis to legendary heights of popularity.

PRODUCED BY: Forsher Media Group
CATEGORY: Feature Documentary
RUNTIME: 1h

 

FAMILY SHADOWS

Every Friday night at 7 o’clock, Carter walks into the forest, and every single time, his father follows him. While wandering through the shadows, they discover what it means to be family.   

DIRECTOR: Laura Malatos
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 5m

 

FIRE & LIGHT

Four young siblings with autism find an unusual path to healing: fire dancing.

DIRECTOR: Dana Conroy
CATEGORY: Short Documentary
RUNTIME: 11m

 

FIRST DATE

A young girl gets excited about her first date. But things take a wrong turn.

DIRECTOR: Lily Forsher
CATEGORY: Student Film
RUNTIME: 8m

 

HALFWAY HOUSE

In a small Pacific Northwest town, citizen Ronald Alabama provides a room for a prisoner out on parole but neglects to explain the situation in advance to his family. They are not amused.

DIRECTOR: Bentley Eldridge
CATEGORY: Student Film
RUNTIME: 16m

 

HAW HEE

A father answers some questions his daughter has about their family life.

DIRECTOR: Bret Fetzer
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 5m

 

ISLAND VOLUNTEER CAREGIVERS 2017

Celebrating 20 years of service to Bainbridge Island residents, IVC has assisted the elderly, persons with disabilities, and those temporarily in need to maintain their dignity, independence and quality of life. IVC serves as a link between the people in our community who need help and those who are able to help and has been making neighbor to neighbor connections since 1996.

DIRECTOR: John McKenzie
CATEGORY: Short Documentary
RUNTIME: 11m

 

MARK'S ANGELS

A brief look into the lives of high-rise, belaying window cleaners; the feats they face and what they see.

DIRECTOR: Wyatt Ott
CATEGORY: Short Documentary
RUNTIME: 7m

 

A MATTER OF PREJUDICE

Our hero, a French-speaking African immigrant named Madame Carambeau, hasn't spoken to her gay son in seven years because of her religious beliefs and fears. Her mindset begins to change after a chance encounter with a sick little girl during her grandson’s seventh birthday party.

DIRECTOR: Sandra Lince
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 24m

 

MISS BEVERLY HILLS GHOST  PILOT

What happens when you cross a choir nerd and a dead fashionista? A makeover from hell, and a Beverly Hills murder mystery going nowhere good. 

DIRECTOR: Kemmy Moran
CATEGORY: Web Series
RUNTIME: 12m

 

NOT IF, BUT WHEN

Jess and Sean Barber are a young married couple with their first child on the way. However, the world does not always operate at their convenience, and now they must scramble to evacuate as the city comes under attack. In the midst of packing, Sean discovers a photograph which wrenches the relationship wide open - at the worst possible time.

DIRECTOR: Ned Thorne
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 17m

 

OLYMPIC COLLEGE FILM SCHOOL SHOWCASE

Four films from students at the Olympic College Film School: Dream Date, Typo, The Ugly Life, and The Habit.

DIRECTOR: Olympic College Film School Students
CATEGORY: Narrative Shorts
RUNTIME: 15m

 

ONE MORE SHOT

A raw, first-person account of a couple's battle with infertility. Shot over three years, the subjects face repeated hope and loss in their quest to have a baby. It's through meeting others who have come out the other side that they learn families are created in many different ways.

DIRECTOR: Noah Moskin
CATEGORY: Feature Documentary
RUNTIME: 1h 28m

 

PORT BLAKELY: MEMORIES OF A MILL TOWN

This short historical documentary depicts the rise and fall of the largest sawmill in the world and how its legacy affects Bainbridge Island.

DIRECTOR: Lucy Ostrander
CATEGORY: Short Documentary
RUNTIME: 12m

 

PROOF OF LOYALTY: KAZUO YAMANE & THE NISEI SOLDIERS OF HAWAII

This film tells the story of a Japanese American who played a crucial strategic role in World War II. He and his fellow Nisei from Hawaii combated prejudice and discrimination to loyally serve their country. Their extraordinary service, mostly untold, ultimately changed the course of U.S. history.

DIRECTOR: Lucy Ostrander
CATEGORY: Feature Documentary
RUNTIME: 55m

 

SIDES & ANGLES

Two detectives interrogate a key witness in a serial-killer case.

DIRECTOR: Cristian Perez
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 11m

 

SMOKIAM: CALLING THE HEALING WATERS

A small town garden club commissions the construction of a beautiful sculpture that will unite their community and bring two nations back together.

DIRECTOR: John Carter
CATEGORY: Short Documentary
RUNTIME: 40m

 

YOGA FOR SALVADOR

A prodigal sister returns to her home in the San Juan Islands, desiring to sell an original Dali, the family heirloom, to save the world she and her husband have built. But first, she must win the artwork by defeating her free-spirited sister in the way they have dueled since they were children - a yoga battle.

DIRECTOR: Stefan Hajek
CATEGORY: Narrative Short
RUNTIME: 15m