Engauge 2021 – Bearers of Memories (Shorts Program)
In-person screening at NWFF:
Oct. 29 at 9pm PT
We are adopting a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival model for 2021. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes are available here.
⚠️ PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE:
NWFF patrons will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. To be admitted, patrons ages 12+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.
All film programs during Engauge 2021 include a virtual filmmaker Q&A that is free to view through the festival’s Vimeo page. Whether you experience the festival in person or at home, check in afterwards to hear from the filmmakers!
In this international collection, filmmakers navigate the mysteries of family life, health and history.
Header photo credit: Schizophrenia, dir. Yuri Muraoka
How to watch...
- Purchase your ticket through Northwest Film Forum’s Eventive virtual cinema. A free Eventive login is required to view Engauge 2021 film programs online.
- From the Eventive virtual catalog page, purchased tickets will appear under “My Content Library” under your user menu (upper-right). From the Eventive festival landing page, they will appear under “My Tickets” on the site’s menu bar (at top).
- Your confirmation email will also route you back to these pages to watch. (Can’t find it? Check spam!)
- If all else fails, please contact email@example.com
- Purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets; come to the show!
- You can also purchase a ticket on the day of the screening at Northwest Film Forum’s box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle).
- If you have purchased a Hybrid or In-Person-Only Festival Pass, we’ll be able to look you up at Will Call by the name you purchased under.
In this program:
In Emily Brontë’s world, a young woman is under the spell of blind forces of compulsion that draw her towards an inescapable, unnamed darkness.
(Patrick Müller, Germany, 2021, 5 min)
An experimental documentary about my mother, shot in Super 8mm and using found footage from family movies.
(Camille Pueyo, France, 2018, 3 min, subtitled in English)
images of the mystical symposion
Somewhere in Yugoslavia, during the Cold War, on the eve of the nuclear threat, when the children fell asleep, the elders began their games in the “swinging sixties” …
(Milan Milosavljević, Serbia, 2020, 6 min)
All the Leaves Are Brown
A short film about memory, loss, family, and a sugar maple tree.
(Daniel Robin, US, 2017, 11 min, in English)
Self-portrait conducted in my 7th year of treatment for schizophrenia. An obsession by the name of “odd-numbers” torments me in daily life.
(Yuri Muraoka, Japan, 2016, 10 min)
What Is Nothing (After What Is Nothing) Studio Version
Using found educational films, direct laser animation, and nine projectors, I attempt to realize the multifaceted materiality of nothingness through the eyes of those who may be the most vulnerable to the void.
(Kristin Reeves, US, 2021, 10 min, in English)
Reliving the Past By Sea 禪海
Made with found film strips that underwent decomposition/degradation technique. The film strips were buried for 28 days in vinegar, mud, cheese, nato beans, beer, and kimchi. The disintegrated imagery produced by the decomposition is reminiscent of the fragmentation of memory.
(Caitlin “Sonny” Shieh, Taiwan, 2020, 4 min, in English)
The Bearers of Memories
With every moment – one more memory. But memory sometimes goes blind, and what is left becomes hazy.
(Miglė Križinauskaitė-Bernotienė, Lithuania, 2020, 14 min)
Return to Festival Home:
Engauge Experimental Film Festival celebrates sprocket-driven, artist-made work.
Each Fall, Engauge 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 will be a hybrid model, taking place both on the web and at NWFF’s cinema in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood.