Everett Film Festival Feb 16-17

Sunday, January 28, 2018

The 21st Annual Everett Film Festival will be held February 16-17, 2018 at the Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Ave, Everett 98201.

The festival opens with a gala offering appetizers, desserts and beverages.

Two film shorts and a feature documentary about a local artist will be shown.

A filmmaker Q/A with Camano Island artist, Jack Gunter, will be held after the feature film.

The event continues the next day with more great films, a Q/A by local filmmaker, Lucy Ostrander, and an intermission 'happy hour' featuring menu samples from Everett restaurants. All films, filmmaker presentations, and food are included in the admission.

Tickets online or call the box office at 425-257-8600 or 888-257-3722
  • Full Festival including Gala - Adult $50, Senior/Student/Military $40
  • Friday only, including Gala - Adult $25, Senior/Student/Military $20
  • Saturday only, including "restaurant sampling Happy Hour" -Adult $30, Senior/Student/Military $25

Everett Performing Arts Center
Corner of Wetmore Ave and Everett St

Everett Film Festival Schedule

Friday, February 16

6:00 – 7:00 pm Gala – A variety of hors d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages. David Lee Howard performing on guitar.

7:00 – 7:05 pm Welcoming Remarks

7:05 – 7:12 pm

Captain Fish by John Banana – Animation. What happens when a young girl tries to rescue her dinner instead of eating it.

7:12 – 7:13 pm

Missed Connection by Tabitha Fisher – Animation. A trip to the coffee shop can change your life.

7:13 – 8:45 pm

Quest for the Lost Paintings of Siberia by Jack Gunter and Jesse Cullver – Documentary. Jack Gunter, Camano Island artist, goes on a quest to retrieve his paintings trapped in the basement of a Russian museum for more than 25 years. This is the story of his adventure.

Q/A with filmmaker.

Saturday, February 17

1:00 – 1:05 pm Welcoming Remarks

1:05 – 2:00 pm

Proof of Loyalty by Lucy Ostrander – Documentary. Kazuo Yamane was drafted into the US Army just before the attack on Pearl Harbor. Having an exceptional knowledge of Japanese, he would serve the US during WWII proving his loyalty. Q/A with filmmaker.


2:45 – 3:15 pm

Fall 7 Times Get Up 8 by Karen Kasmauski, Lucy Craft, Kathryn Tolbert -- Documentary. Atsuko, Emiko and Hiroko were among tens of thousands of Japanese women who married their former enemies after World War II. They landed in 1950s America knowing no one, speaking little English and often moving in with stunned in-laws. In brutally honest conversations with their daughters, they reveal the largely untold story of the Japanese war brides.

3:15 – 4:55 pm

Into the Forest by Patricia Rozema – Feature. After a massive and mysterious power outage, two sisters learn to survive on their own in their isolated woodland home.


5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Local restaurants will serve up some delightful bites from their menus. Restaurants offering samples are listed on the front of the program.

5:45 -6:10 pm

Food for Thought by Susan Rockefeller – Documentary. We want our food fast, convenient and cheap, but at what cost?

6:10 – 7:55 pm

Skin by Anthony Fabian –Feature. Based on the true story of Sandra Laing who was born to two white Afrikaner parents in South Africa during the apartheid era. The film follows Sandra’s thirty-year journey from rejection to acceptance, betrayal to reconciliation, as she struggles to define her place in a changing world - and triumphs against all odds.


8:15 pm – 8:50 pm

Brief Introduction

Home is Where the Heart Is by Ella Bethke – Animation Short (student film).

Maud Lewis by Diane Beaudry. Documentary Short.

Shanghai Love Market by Craig Rosenthal – Comedy Short.


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