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Aidin Saedi peels back the curtain of modern digital video effects with this magical and revealing short piece from Vancouver Film School
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film: the man who saw a boat
The life of a man living underwater is questioned when a boat floats over his head, in this animated short from Vancouver Film School
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film: flamingo love
This animated short from the Vancouver Film School
concerns a caged flamingo and his fixation with a lawn ornament.
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Man and tree fruit collide in this short created by student Ryan Jang through the Vancouver Film School
3D Animation & Visual Effects program.
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african american film festival
Now in its 11th year, the Langston Hughes African American Film Festival
features films from around the world and by local filmmakers. From an 18th century epic tale to a black Western, sci-fi, animation, and environmental films, catch these and a lot more at the festival focused on films by and about African Americans.
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film: time to go
An elderly man receives a visitor from above in this animated short by Vancouver Film School
student Arian Rahimian.
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film: the recurrent one
This animated short by Andres Tapeton of the Vancouver Film School
takes a nighttime journey through peril and domestic tranquility.
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ark lodge cinemas
Ark Lodge Cinemas
in Seattle's Columbia City is a locally-owned movie house situated in a former Masons lodge. Molly speaks with owner David McRae about the challenges of operating a movie house.
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seattle asian american film festival
Molly speaks with Kevin Bang, Co-Director of Seattle Asian American Film Festival
. The 2014 festival February 6-9 at the Ark Lodge Cinemas in Columbia City.
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This animated short by Vancouver Film School
student Karla Cruz explores the consequences of disobedience.
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film: history of greed
In this animated short from Vancouver Film School
student Mauricio Dal Poggetto, a man disovers a fruit which is stolen by some monkeys only to leave some seeds.
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An animated film about snoring from Vancouver Film School student Chris Nyarady.
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film: donutini sprinklestein and his inconvenient destiny
A sweet animated short created by Vancouver Film School student Vera Kobelkowsky Vidrio through the VFS Digital Character Animation program. Talk about reinvention!
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"Shedding" is a clever play on the history of industrialization by Stefano Marrone
, a 2013 graduate of the Vancouver Film School
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The bond of storytelling transcends generations in this heartwarming animated film produced by students at the Vancouver Film School
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life on the ferries
A collection of short anecodotes about peoples' experiences aboard Washington ferries
. Film commissioned by Puget Sound Starts Here.
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scriptless in seattle
The last weekend of every month, Jet City Improv's Twisted Flicks disguises old, obscure and B-rated movies with a brand new dialogue and soundtrack.
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film: saturday the 14th
Vancouver Film School graduate Kristjan Lyngmo's animated short shows us that the day after Friday the 13th can be just as frightening for the man behind the mask.
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the sound of suspense
Meet musicians Nova Karina Devonie and David Miles Keenan who were comissioned by SIFF in 2013 to score "The Pleasure Garden," one of Alfred Hitchcock's lesser-known silent films.
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film: wasabi guy
A 3D-animated introduction to that hot green condiment wasabi created by Vancouver Film School student Chris Ushko.
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It's David versus Goliath on the dodgeball court in this animated short from the Vancouver Film School, directed by student Nicolas Torres.
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The wheel of life. It stops turning for all of us. Filmmaker Dan McComb
brings a tender look at a Vashon carpenter
who makes earth-friendly caskets.
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film: space bar
What really happened when man first landed on the moon? Find out, as told in this short film from Nicholas Hogan and the Vancouver Film School. [Vancouver Film School
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acquired film: history is…
Peter Edlund, Megan Leonard and Rachel Klein, winners of a MOHAI award for their film "History Is...Subject to Interpretation."
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Here's a piece of advice—never get into a jazz danceoff with a Chinese dragon. Produced by Good Co. and filmed at the Columbia City Theatre in Seattle.
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red carpet at SIFF
SIFF 2013 kicks off with Much Ado About Nothing by sci-fi/action director Joss Whedon. The PIE crew talks to Joss and actors Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker, local filmmaker Lynn Shelton, and more!
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A short film produced by the students of the Vancouver Film School about a World War II era romance that lasts more than 60 years.
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Twisted Flicks – Jet City Improv actors bring their overdub magic to the PIE studios and give us a new take on some of our favorite shows. (Downton Abbey 3.1, anyone?)
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Vince Garbarino plays a live piano soundtrack for PIE and tells us how he composes movie scores.
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Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton catches up with Enrique Cerna before her new film, Touchy Feely, premieres in her hometown. Lynn talks about the glass ceiling that still exists for women in Hollywood.
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nffty opening night
Young filmmakers from around the world converged on Seattle for the NFFTY (National Film Festival for Talented Youth
) Opening Night, and PIE was there to capture the gala and glitz.
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With hundreds of films to choose from over 25 days, SIFF
turns Seattle into a film-lover's paradise. We talk to SIFF about the red carpet on opening night (Joss Whedon!) and some other stuff.
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Young filmmakers from around the world converge on Seattle for the National Film Festival for Talented Youth
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how to crack a crab
A short film showing how to properly cook and clean a Dungeness crab, if you have the heart to kill it yourself first!
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welcome to doe bay
Guest interviewer John Keister chats with the filmmakers behind "Welcome to Doe Bay," a Reel NW Season 3 film about a fast-growing music festival in the San Juan Islands.
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farewell, easy street
Seattle filmmaker Collin Monda documented the sorrowful closing of the iconic Queen Anne location of Easy Street Records in this short film.
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A prim and proper concert pianist is thrown into the dusty, scary, grimy mess of the factory where the majestic black creatures are born.
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a lost treasure
An animated short film by Vancouver Film School student Sebastian Zegers takes us out of Canada, out of the Northwest and into... adventure.
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Film critic Molly Spurgeon is on the trail of some of the best noir films of all time. She sits down with the so-called Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, host of this weekend's Noir City Film Festival at SIFF.
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uw mystery films
Skiiers take a cut-out girl on a date! A one-armed man parachutes off Smith Tower! Can you help solve the mystery of who shot these mysterious films? Curators from the Special Collection Dapartment of the University of Washington want your help.
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A Seattle filmmaker's video letter to Clay Bennett, who bought the Sonics and then moved them to Oklahoma, breaking the hearts of loyal basketball fans.
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ken burns on ken burns
Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns interviews himself about film, his fixation on the past and his iconic hairstyle. [ Read more about Ken Burns