NW Animation Fest presents its final show: a collection of the most astonishing short films from the festival's eight-year span. Celebrate the end of an era at this spectacular one-night-only farewell screening!
Some of what you'll see: Cosmonaut buddies compete for a chance to rocket into space, overcoming impossible odds to reach their childhood dream. An anxious vacationer wonders if she left the stove on, then imagines increasingly hilarious horrors transpiring back home. Within a mystical forest, two strange and star-crossed children meet for the first time — a girl of summer, a boy of winter. A sci fi secret agent must defeat a band of monsters who have been abducting goldfish to power their ultimate weapon. An artist desperately races against time to make the most important and beautiful creation of his life. A housebound dog is eager to embark upon adventure — just as soon as he get can get past one obstacle: the front door.
This program is appropriate for most children. Click here for detailed content descriptions of each short.
Since our first event in 2011, NWAF has hosted 150 screenings — which showcased 1142 juried film selections. The festival has been an immersive animation holiday that superfans looked forward to year-round. It has been a family reunion that brought enthusiasts, creators, and industry all together in one place. We've watched young people grow up, spark with inspiration, and leave for college to become animators themselves. The festival has been an enormous labor of love... And it's time to say goodbye.
But! The world of independent animation continues! On the weekend of May 25-26, NWAF and the Hollywood Theatre are pleased to introduce Portland audiences to GLAS Animation from Berkeley. Brainchild of director Jeanette Bonds, GLAS has quickly become the USA's new premiere animation event.
There are two ways to enjoy NWAF's Farewell Show: Buy an individual ticket and experience it as a stand-alone event... Or purchase a GLAS weekend pass, which encompasses BOTH the grand finale AND a full weekend of international animation screenings.