NW Film & Video Festival Report

November 12th, 2007

Tony and I went to the Shorts I program of the Northwest Film & Video Festival on Friday night and it was one of the best shorts programs I’ve ever seen. The evening started out a little shaky w/ the 15 minute long Diggers, a straight up narrative about two gravediggers talking about those they’re putting six feet under. It was well acted and all, but the ending was a bit pretentious and I hate it when a short film has a minutes worth of credits. Things picked up quickly though w/ Brian’s Creamery Birds. The highlight of the evening for me came in the middle of the program w/ Modern Measure by Matthew Lessner of Nehalem. It’s an homage to French New Wave cinema, except a Taco Bell takes the place of a Parisian cafe. The film was proudly shot on 16mm B&W on a Krasnogorsk-3 Russian camera and it looked perfect for the subject matter. Oh, the French narration was hilarious. The shorts program concluded w/ the excellent Patterns II and III from Jamie Travis of Vancouver B.C. I don’t really know how to explain these films, other than to say they incorporated stop motion animation, singing, and just general strangeness.

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