Short Film Program

Rooftop Shots: Closing Night 2017

CLOSING NIGHT! It’s hard to say goodbye. These short films will ease the pain.



Sat Aug 19 8:00 PM

It is ok to feel sad at the end of the summer. When a good thing comes to an end, we all want to freeze time and hold that thing in amber, preserving the memory. From the musings of an inflatable, road-side dancer to a tiny purple creature discovering what happens when you leave the world you know, these films seek to answer the question on all of our minds, “what now?” But after the films we will go out with a bang with a massive after-party sponsored by Visit Seattle, featuring a live performance by Chastity Belt, free food from Seattle and drinks courtesy of Tanqueray, Corona, DeLeon Tequila, Freixenet sparkling cava, and more.

The Films

Teemapuisto (Theme Park)

Risto-Pekka Blom | Finland | 5

You will learn how to own. You do not owe anything to anyone. You will get it all. A video about an air-filled figure at the shopping centre.

French (Le bleu blanc rouge de mes cheveux)

Josza Anjembe | France | 21

Teenage Seyna faces unexpected obstacles on her mission to become a French citizen, from the disapproval of her Cameroonian father to the limitations of the camera lens.


David OReilly | U.S.A., Ireland | 11

Everything is an interactive experience where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond. Everything is a procedural, AI-driven simulation of the systems of nature, seen from the points of view of everything in the universe. Everything is narrated by the late great British American philosopher Alan Watts (1915-1973).

Bloop's Birthday

Julian Glander | U.S.A. | 4

Bloop, the little pink buddy that everyone loves, is so excited for her birthday. As her friends plan a party, a dark shadowy figure looms over everything. This is gonna be some day.

La Laguna (The Lagoon)

Aaron Schock | Mexico, U.S.A. | 38

Set within the rainforests of southern Mexico, La Laguna tells the story of a Mayan boy’s remarkable journey from childhood to adolescence. While Yu’uk and his younger brother José enjoy a childhood of uncommon freedom in the jungle, Yu’uk’s family’s problems begin to mount and leaving his village – and his beloved little brother – may be his family’s only hope.

Event Details

8:00 PM
Doors Open
8:30 PM
Live Music by Cataldo
9:00 PM
Film Begins
10:30 PM
After-Party sponsored by Visit Seattle, Corona Extra, Tanqueray, Freixenet, and Fever-Tree Tonic.
11:00 PM
Live music by Chastity Belt
***Online ticket sales have closed. There will be a limited number of tickets for sale at the door. Entry is not guaranteed.***

No refunds. In the event of rain, the screening will be held indoors in the same location.Seating is first come, first served. No outside alcohol is permitted.

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