Jackie headshot 102012Opening Night Gala presented by Volvo Cars of North America

Thursday April 25, 7:30 pm

Seattle Cinerama
2100 4th Ave.

Arrive in style and walk the red carpet at Seattle’s iconic CINERAMA THEATER to kick off NFFTY 2013. Enjoy an outstanding lineup of short films from some of the best young directors from around the world. After the screening jump on our free shuttle bus and head to MOHAI on the shore of Lake Union for an unforgettable after party. Mingle with Seattle’s finest, Hollywood industry and the young filmmakers of NFFTY 2013. After party is an all-ages event with hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.  Make sure to take a picture on the red carpet with local celebrity actress Jacqueline Kennedy!

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Finding Franklin

Alex Bohs – Age 22

Upon returning home for the funeral of her grandfather, Violet finds that she has been left with more than just mementos but also a mystery – a man named Franklin.



Jake Oleson – Age 18
Charles Frank – Age 18
New Jersey

Kai Rapelyea, dancer and performer, transforms the energy of a decrepit asylum into a unique rhythmic expression. Using only the tempo of the environment, Kai’s movements render him one with this timeless monument.



Vaughan Coetzee – Age 20
South Africa

Emily and Philip are in a dysfunctional relationship. Philip struggles to stand up for himself because of Emily’s manipulative hold over him. One morning while enjoying his brunch Philip constructs a clever plan, which involves as much helium as courage, to dissociate himself from her.



Omar A Rashed – Age 22

A look into the mind of Yusuf, a poor child living in a third world country but dreaming of a better life.


Tina for President

Carmen Emmi – Age 22
New York

Tina Roberts is a shy, self-conscious, middle-school girl who is constantly picked on and ridiculed by the school bully and ignored by her emotionally distant Father. After her best friend is humiliated, she impulsively signs up to run for class president against Tyler. Through the election process, Tina makes her voice heard and realizes that social justice can be achieved when you stand up for what you believe in.

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