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Best of the Northwest 2014

Hosted by Adam Boyd, SpIFF Programmer and Visiting Assistant Professor of Theatre and Film at EWU


A collection of outstanding shorts from the Pacific Northwest.

Some material may be unsuitable for children.



USA / 2013 / 5 mins / English

Directed by Shaun Springer


50 Hour Slam 2013 Audience Choice Winner. A young man recounts his haunting memories of a love lost.


Flow: The Elements of Free Ride

USA / 2013 / 3 mins / English

Directed by Oly Mingo


Follow Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region and explains how all these individual elements come together to create the experience of 'Flow'. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.



I Have To Go

USA / 2013 / 5 mins / English

Directed by Sean Finley


A funny thing happened on the way to the men's bathroom.



USA / 2013 / 9 mins / English

Directed by Adam Becker


It's important to tell your story.


The Hero Pose

USA / 2013 / 13 mins / English

Directed by Mischa Jakupcak


Mia is eight years old and wants to do anything but hang out at her dads house trying to sell a car that doesn't run. Her father, Joe has real concerns he's grappling with. The Hero Pose is a story about Joe and Mia, father and daughter, and those precious moments when two people are able to pause and connect.


The Park Bench

USA / 2013 / 9 mins / English

Created by Kendra Ann Sherrill


A socially awkward love story.


Sidney: Portrait of an Axe Murderer

USA / 2013 / 8 mins / English

Directed by Nathan Brand


A short documentary about the life of Spokane's first Axe Murderer. Directed by Nathan Brand, presented by The Inlander.



USA / 2013 / 10 mins / English

Directed by David Helberg


Superb-Man just vanquished his arch nemesis… and now he's feeling less than superb emotions.




USA / 2013 / 5 mins / English

Directed by Shaun Springer


48 Hour Film Festival Winner

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