Join Seattle True Independent Film Festival May 10th, 7pm at Varsity Theatre in the University District for the 2nd annual Student Film Block. We promise an evening full of local, national & international films made by some extremely promising young talent age 16 to 22.
16 amazing student films for only $5.00. Free admission with STIFF filmmaker badge.
Filmmaker Q&A immediately following both screenings.
The best student film will receive a $500 cash prize towards their next project.
A Strange Day In July directed by Shantal Reich (California) (Age 18)
Writer and Lead Actor expected to attend.
Following the death of his brother, 12-year-old Ryan needs all the help he
can get whether it be memories, mermaids, or magic to find a silver lining
on that dark summer day.
Alone Together directed by Ben Kadie (Washington State) (Age 16)
Lead Actress expected to attend.
After a terrible ocean storm, Brendan finds himself on a Chilean
island with Eloise, the girl of his secret dreams. Alone together for
the first time, if they leave the island will Eloise still need him?
Dessert and Suicide directed by Kasey Chakos (Washington State) (Age 20)
Filmmaker and cast expected to attend.
Mark's older brother, Phil, is constantly setting him up on bad blind
dates. He vows to go on one last date before he decides to pull the
plug, on his life. Will one last rejection kill him, or will fate intervene
save him from his own misery?
Finders Keepers directed by Rachel Mersky (New York) (Age 22)
Lindsay seems to have it all: good looks, a good job, a good boyfriend,
and a good... other boyfriend. As she attempts to balance them all, she
begins to realize that not all that glitters is necessarily gold.
Gone For The Day directed by MJ Slide (South Carolina) (Age 19)
Two total strangers find themselves wandering their small town together in
attempt to get over a failed relationship.
Good Taste directed by Greg Hanson (New York) (Age 22)
An obsessed record collector suspects his neighbor has stolen his
prized new record and he will do anything to get it back.
Hide and Seek directed by Bunee Tomlinson (Oklahoma) (Age 19)
Conner Davis is a man plagued by guilt and hallucinations. He enters a
strange, nostalgic forest to encounter his past.
Impetuous directed by Michael Tanner Cusumano (Califorina) (Age 17)
'IMPETUOUS' tells the compelling story about a boy named Alexander,
a socially awkward teenager and his impractical crush on a popular
Mother directed by Laurel Parmet (New York) (Age 22)
Sixteen year-old Mol runs away from reform school and breaks into
her family's house. When her parents return home and find her, it
becomes clear that she is no longer welcome.
On a Park Bench directed by Jess Weiss (New York) (Age 20)
While reading in the park, a girl dives into her book unaware of
what is actually reality, when a boy in a black leather jacket
shows up by her side.
Sleeping Beauty: Uncensored directed by Bruce Li (New York) (Age 22)
Once upon a time an evil witch puts a princess to sleep. A
nobleman comes to her rescue. However, when the nobleman's
wife founds out about her husband's affair, all hell breaks loose
Tantamount to Treason directed by Andrew Hall (United Kingdom) (Age 18)
A dark, fast-paced thriller, Tantamount does away with
the traditional idea that we're divided into black and white,
good and bad.
The Crimson Room directed by Martin Sharpe (Australia) (Age 18)
A young couple make an impulsive stop down a lane-way
that leads them on a dark and terrifying journey.
Prince of Portland directed by Nic Adenau (Oregon) (Age 21)
Rain Keener is the most prominent musician to reign
from Portland, Oregon. illComm Studios sheds light on
the recording process of Rain's debut album 'It's a
Sweet Revenge, Lord Langly.
Waiting for a Girl directed by Jess Weiss (New York) (Age 20)
The anxiety of a date. What is there to do but wait?
A man prepares a special night at Lincoln Center for
his girlfriend, but she's late and he's impatient.
Will and the Worry Dolls directed by Max Clendaniel (United Kingdom) (Age 21)
Will is stuck in a boring daily routine and the only
time he can feel like a child is in his dreams. When
sleeping he is entertained by grown men called Worry