Engauge Experimental Film Festival 2019

Thu Nov 07 — Sat Nov 09, 2019

Each program in the festival is ticketed individually – tickets will be on sale later this month!

Regular pricing for short film programs:

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

Special event pricing for Crackpot Crafters live performance on closing night:

$17 General Admission
$13 NWFF Member

On Film

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


About Engauge:

Each Fall, Engauge Experimental Film Festival hosts screenings sponsored by the Interbay Cinema Society in partnership with Northwest Film Forum. The festival screens only work that originates on film, by filmmakers both local and international.

This year’s festival features films from 20 countries and 11 states:

Countries: Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Equador, France, Germany, Greece, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Paraguay, Russia, South Africa, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States

States: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, and Washington


The Program:

Nov. 7 at 7pm – Super-8 Hotel (short film program)

Don’t believe the people who tell you film is dead. This opening program samples the astonishing Super-8 work that is being made all around the world and right here in Seattle, featuring films from Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Greece, Italy, Ireland, the UK and the US. Several films incorporate found footage and/or home movie footage. All films are shot on Super-8 film and transferred to digital.

Image credit: Lynne Sachs, “Starfish, Aorta, Colossus”


Nov. 7 at 9pm – Trapped Ghosts (short film program)

A mostly Super-8 program with an edgy vibe. These films are shot on Super-8 or 16mm film; each is a reflection on loss, corruption, disappearance, nostalgia, power and change. Several of the films incorporate found footage, manipulated physically or digitally. All are shot on Super-8 or 16mm film and transferred to digital.

Image credit: Noemi Pulvirenti, “Torino ’63”


Nov. 8 at 7pm – Spotlight on Janice Findley

Beloved local filmmaker Janice Findley shows her work and reflects on her oeuvre, while preparing to step behind the camera again to produce a new body of work.

** All films projected on 16mm! **


Nov. 8 at 9pm – Senses of Time (short film program)

Films about the play of time in filmmaking, including animation and time-lapse techniques.

** Four films projected on 16mm. **

Image credit: Robbie Land, “Matters of Bioluminescence”


Nov. 9 at 4pm – Please Step Out of the Frame (short film program)

Films that, for the most part, elide the human figure in favor of abstraction, handmade film, direct animation, and urban and rural landscapes.

Image credit: Richard Reeves, “Twilight”


Nov. 9 at 8pm – Closing Night Expanded Cinema Performance and Party

Expanded Cinema Performance with Live Sound
Performance takes place at the West Ballroom on the 2nd Floor of Oddfellows Hall (915 E. Pine St., two blocks from NWFF)

On Saturday night, the Olympia-based filmmaking collective Crackpot Crafters bring their special brand of localloop craziness to the festival in a multi-projector, multi-dimensional cinematic performance. Images are cast by a collection of 16mm projectors, each operated by different artists, onto parachutes, screens and disco balls while the audience is free to stroll through and around the installation, drinks in hand! Each guest receives a free drink with their ticket at the Tin Table bar.

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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