Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2018

Thu Nov 08 — Sat Nov 10

Each program in the festival is ticketed individually – scroll down for tickets!

Regular pricing for short film programs:

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Special event pricing for Astro Trilogy and LocaLoops live performances:

$16 General Admission
$13 Member

On Film

** Engauge will screen only films that originated on film – read on to learn which screenings will be presented on celluloid! **

Live Music

** The Nov. 9 Astro Trilogy program will be an expanded cinema performance by Kerry Laitala, with live sound by Wobbly **


About Engauge:

Engauge, an experimental film festival, will host screenings sponsored by the Interbay Cinema Society in partnership with Northwest Film Forum, Nov. 8–10, 2018 at the Forum, 1515 12th Avenue, Seattle, WA.

Engauge will screen only films that originated on film. Over the course of three evenings, we’ll explore artist-made work created by filmmakers both locally and internationally based, including two expanded cinema projector performances featuring live scores.


The Program:

Nov. 8 at 7pm – The Aura of Uncertainty (all film on film)

Join us from 5:30 to 7 for a free drink (1 per ticketholder) at the festival’s catered opening reception!

On Thursday night, we’ll be screening a sprocket-driven shorts program, showing works finished on 35mm and 16mm film.

Film still from Aura of Uncertainty (2016) by Ryan Marino


Nov. 9 at 7pm – Films to Break Projectors (short film program)

On Friday night, we’ll be screening short films from around the region, the country, and the world, including films from Portugal, Lebanon, Australia and Hungary.

Film still from Films to Break Projectors (2016) by Tim Grabham


Nov. 9 at 9pm – Astro Trilogy and other works

An expanded cinema performance by Kerry Laitala, with live sound by Wobbly

On Friday night, we’ll experience a mind-boggling cinematic show from San Francisco-based filmmakers and performers Kerry Laitala and Wobbly.

Film still from Chromatic Wheels (2016) by Kerry Laitala


Nov. 10 at 4pm – The Open Window (short film program)

On Saturday afternoon, we’ll revel in films from around the world and right here at home, films that include direct animation, hand-coloring, scratching on film, eco-processing and in-camera mattes.

Film still from The Open Window (2017) by Lynne Siefert


Nov. 10 at 8pm – Crackpot Crafters: “LocaLoops”

Expanded Cinema Performance with Live Sound
Takes place at LoveCityLove (1406 E. Pike St., two blocks from NWFF)

On Saturday night, we’ll interact with the LocaLoops craziness from the Olympia-based filmmaking collective Crackpot Crafters. Emerging from the ground unpredictably like mushrooms from mycelium, LocaLoops is an immersive manifestation of Crackpot Crafters’ direct animation gang. It’s a weird, wonderful, subversive, DIY, technologically dumpster-diving genre of cavemanic filmmaking presented via multiple projectors, using screens adapted from many materials and live sound accompaniment. Join us for this eye-popping event!

Photo credit: A Crackpot Crafters performance at The Evergreen State College (2016). Photo courtesy Rob Saecker


This festival, presented by Interbay Cinema Society and Northwest Film Forum, is supported by EXcinema and The Sprocket Society.


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