Best of the 45th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival 2019

This event took place on Apr 5, 2019

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


Visiting Artist

** Filmmakers Caryn Cline and Linda Fenstermaker in attendance! **


The Best of the 45th Northwest Filmmakers’ Festival touring program presents a carefully selected cross-section of filmmaking from the Northwest. The Northwest Film Center presents this showcase to bring the filmmakers wider exposure while offering regional independent films to venues and audiences large and small.

The Program:

From Parts Unknown

(Michael Workman, Missoula, MT, 27 min)
(DOC) Ten years after starting an underground amateur wrestling league in the backyards of Spokane, Washington, Jesse “Madman” Manson must make a decision about the sport that allowed him and his community self-expression in the face of societal challenges, but also left him with multiple injuries. *Judge’s Award: Stand Out Film.

Two Balloons

(Mark C. Smith, Portland, OR, 8 min)
(ANI) Two adventurous lemurs navigate their flying ships halfway around the world to a place where happenstance and fate threaten their reunion.


(Andrew and Nate Garcia, Boise, ID, 13 min)
(NAR) In an emphatic nod towards action/adventure cinema, two quarreling brothers set out on a neighborhood quest to vanquish their friends’ alter-egos, and discover what it truly means to be a hero.


(Caryn Cline & Linda Fenstermaker, Seattle, WA, 3 min)
(EXP/DOC) An exploration of our timeless relationship with the natural world as a young farmer entangles herself among the flowers, shot using in-camera double exposures.

How to Say Goodbye

(Christy NaMee Eriksen & Ryan Cortes Perez, Juneau, AK, 6 min)
(EXP/DOC) A poem about grief, gratitude, and friendship dedicated to Eriksen’s lifelong close friend who recently passed away from cancer.


(Yassima Karajah, Vancouver, B.C., 18 min)
(NAR) A wandering journey of four Arab teens on their quest to find identity and a public pool in their new city on a hot Summer day.

About NWFC:

The Northwest Film Center is a place where individuals find and cultivate their personal voices as storytellers and image makers, and audiences explore our region and the world through the big screen. Our theater, classrooms and facilities welcome a diverse cross-section of community members for film appreciation, skill- and community-building and technical support.

Established in 1971, the Northwest Film Center is a regional media arts resource and service organization founded to encourage the study, appreciation, and utilization of the moving image arts, foster their artistic and professional excellence, and to help create a climate in which they may flourish. The Film Center joined the Portland Art Association in 1979 to become a sister organization to the Portland Art Museum.

The Center provides a variety of film and video exhibition, education, and information programs primarily directed to the residents of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Alaska.

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