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21st annual Spokane International Film Festival | Feb 1 - 8, 2019

2018 Best of the Northwest

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February 2 @ 5:30 pm
The Bing Crosby Theater

A program of unique and award-winning short films, all harvested from right here in the great northwest.

50 Hour Slam Winner – Circus Rescue

Circus Rescue

USA / 6min

Some Lived: An Idaho POW’s Story

Some Lived

USA / 25min

2nd Lieutenant Mark Brooks Calnon recalls memories of World War II as a pilot for the for 8th Air Force, 384th Bomb Group. He recounts experiences of being shot down, captured and interned as a prisoner of war at Stalag Luft III where he witnessed “the great escape” and at Stalag VII-A where he was eventually liberated.



USA / 17min

A young woman joins the labor force working on the railroad during WWI.

50 Hour Slam Winner – Styx


USA / 4min

United by Water: Powwow at the End of the World

United by Water

USA / 3min

This short film is an excerpt from the feature film “United by Water.”

The Manual

The Manual

USA / 30min

In the distant future, James is the last human on Earth. He is raised and protected by a humanoid robot, the Machine, who brings him up on a strange composite religion described in a handheld device called The Manual. The Manual’s teachings fuse aspects of old-world religion and incorporate robots as spiritual beings in the afterlife, alongside and equal to humans.


February 2
5:30 pm
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The Bing Crosby Theater
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