It's Post Alley Film Festival's 10th Edition presents provocative, headstrong, thoughtful, poetic, funny films from around the block and world by creative women filmmakers. PAFF is a full day of short films that push and pull, smack you on the lips and upside the head. TICKETS are here »

Post Alley Film Festival March 25, 2017
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
SIFF Film Center

There's also a silent auction to benefit WIF and PAFF 2018:
MoPop, SAM, On the Boards and SIFF Opening Night tickets; goodies for the cinema-phyle and everyone else. Loaves of bread and bottles of wine - all we need is you.

PS. PAFF is NOT in the Alley where it was born so don't get confused. It's at SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center, USA on March 25, 11am to 7:30pm. Reception until 9pm.
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30 films from 16 countries, PAFF is served up in 7 thematic sections:
BEGINNINGS & ENDINGS
FAMILY AFFAIRS
DOCS ROCK
W.O.M.A.N.
HARD LIVES
MS ELLANEOUS
CRUSH

A full line-up and schedule soon available at www.postalleyfilmfestival.com

11:00 am: Seating 

11:05 am: Welcome
11:15 am: Program begins

Beginnings & Endings

Scattered
Comedy Canada 2017 | 9:42
Director Ellie Harvey, Producer Deb Sears (PAFF alumna)
Where do you want your ashes scattered? Who would scatter them? What if your friends are kind of lame?
Vancouver Women in Film
US Premiere

Tattoo You
Drama US 2015 | 8:23
Director Lisa Kenner Grissom
Two women meet in the bathroom at their HS reunion and discover that some scars don't fade.
Women in Film LA Shorts Night
Seattle Premiere

I Don't Love You Anymore (Yo No Te Quiero)
Comedy Spain 2016 | 2:00
Subtitles
Director Francisco Hervada
A beleaguered housewife gets an unexpected visit.
US premiere

Never Better: A Closure
Comedy Canada 2017 | 9:36
Director Lucy Guest
Sometimes it's not a good idea to follow the signs.
World Premiere

Come Away With Me
Drama US 2015 | 17:00
Director Ellen Gerstein, Composer Catherine Grealish, WIF Seattle
A woman summons courage to attend her HS reunion reconnecting with the love of her life.
Charles Robinson as Michael Blake
Women in Film LA Shorts Night
NW Premiere
Filmmaker in attendance
Q&A Dir. Ellen Gerstein

12:15 PM – FAMILY AFFAIRS

Freeze
Drama Singapore/US 2016 | 15:00
Subtitles
Director Nelicia Low
Her husband cannot give her what she needs; a lonely woman does anything to be loved.
Clermont-Ferrand
US Premiere

Mother(s) Maman(s)
Drama France 2015 | 20:00
Subtitles
Director Maiouma Doucoure
8 year old Aida's life changes when her father returns from Senegal with a surprise.
Best Short Film International Sundance Film Festival and Toronto International Film Festival
NW Premiere

The Good Mother
Comedy UK/Mexico 2016 | 5:36
Subtitles
Director Sarah Clift
A mother's only child's birthday sets her on a socio/political journey.
US Premiere

1:00 PM – INTERMISSION LUNCH

2:00 PM – FAMILY AFFAIRS

Muted
Drama US 2014 | 19:09
Director Rachael Goldberg
A family struggles to get media and law enforcement support when their teenage daughter disappears.
HBO Short Film Award, starring Chandra Wilson
NW Premiere

Home is Where the Sunsets
Dramedy US 2016 | 8:41
Subtitles
Director Kayla Tong
Hong Kong born Alison's LA life goes awry when her entire family visits.
Seattle Asian Film Festival 2017

Rien Sur les Moccasins, (Nothing About Moccasins)
Documentary Canada 2015 | 3:42
Subtitles
Director Eden Mallina Awashish
There will be no film made about moccasins!
Community: Opitciwan, Nation: Atikamekw
Toronto International Film Festival

Venice
Comedy Australia 2015 | 4:00
Director Venetia Taylor
Josh is in Venice, Mum in Sydney. Josh doesn't understand life. Mum doesn't understand Skype.
Venetia Taylor is a PAFF alumna
US Premiere

2:45 PM - HARD LIVES

Lilly
Drama Germany 2015 | 24:00
Subtitles
Director Gina Wenzel
Lilly has kept her bulimia secret from her parents but her friendship with her anorexic friend drives her towards her limits.
US Premiere

Submarine
Drama Lebanon/US 2016 | 20:50
Subtitles
Director Mounia Akl
Under the imminent threat of the actual event, Lebanon's garbage crisis, a young woman refuses evacuation clinging to whatever remains of home and her past.
Cannes Film Festival, Toronto Film Festival
West Coast Premiere

Holly's Girl
Drama US 2016 | 8:30
Director Paulina Lagudi
The psychological reality of an eating disorder, Holly's Girl breaks the stereotypical image.
Seattle Premiere
Filmmaker in attendance
Q&A Paulina Lagundi

3:55 PM - W.O.M.A.N, I'LL SAY IT AGAIN…

Stealth
Drama US 2015 | 22:04
Director Bennet Lasseter, Writer Melissa Hoppe
The story of a tween, no longer in between.
Winner: Student Academy Award, two student Emmys

The Real American
Drama US/Russia | 13:09
Director Darya Zhuk
An exchange student discovers America, hypocrisy, shaving her legs, and icing on the cake.
US Premiere

Cycle
Comedy UK | 11:00
Director Isabelle Seib
A woman and a robber discover each may supply the answer they need.
US Premiere

Everybody Does It
Comedy US 2015 | 10:47
Director Megan Brotherton
A woman takes her sexuality into her own hands.
Toronto International Film Festival, WIF Shorts Night
NW Premiere

Jello Underground
Documentary US 2016 | 9:44
Director Gracie Garnet, first time filmmaker
Nightlife wrestling a la female, a la gelatin.
World premiere
Filmmakers in attendance
Q&A Gracie Garnet, Greg Baxley

5:10 PM DOCS ROCK

Ventanas
Documentary Spain 2015 | 15:06
Subtitles
Director Pilar Garcia Elegido
An impression. A trip to a place that should never have existed. WINDOWS at Auschwitz and Birkenau.
US Premiere

Tshiuetin
Documentary Canada 2016 | 10:45
Subtitles
Director Caroline Monnet
A beautiful filmic ride to the northern boundaries of Québec aboard an indigenous owned railroad, a symbol of the pride and dignity that come with autonomy.
Toronto International Film Festival, Clermont-Ferrand
US Premiere

The Block
Documentary Switzerland/Kyrgyzstan 2016 | 9:44
Subtitles
In the steppes of Kyrgyzstan, a crumbled Soviet era cement foundation gains more importance in the nomads' daily life.
Director Nadine Boller
US Premiere

Spectratta
Experimental US 2016 | 5:00
Director Susan Maughlin Wood
The video companion to Sonatina for Violin and Piano "Parallel Plaid," time stretches and compresses in ways familiar to those affected by Autism SD and ADHD/ADD as they interact with the outside world.
Susan is also a composer and President of Seattle Composers Alliance
Filmmaker in attendance
Q&A Susan Maughlin Wood

6:00 PM - MS ELLANEOUS

Kill Cash Cow Kill
Comedy US 2015 | 7:20
Director Mischa Jakupcak
A conman offers advice to a mysterious friend.
Seattle International Film Festival 2016
Filmmaker in Attendance

6:20 PM - CRUSH

Crush
Dramedy US 2016 | 8:00
Director Rosie Westhof
A coming of age film about a girl's first crush.
Women in Film Shorts Night LA
NW Premiere

Valentin
Comedy Germany | 15:48
Subtitles
Director Ingrid Hübscher
It's Valentine's Day and there's no escape from the seasonal misery for singles but the day takes an interesting turn.
NW Premiere

That Party That One Night
Dramedy US 2016 | 14:25
Director Mylissa Fitzsimmons
It's the last week of HS and socially/sexually awkward Melissa, ditched by her friends, finds herself alone with her crush.
NW Premiere

Maneki-neko
Comedy US 2016 | 12:37
Director Elaine Chu
A story about, cats, love, and moving on. Oh that crazy noodle!
Filmmakers in attendance

3-Way (Not Calling)
Comedy Canada 2016 | 11:38
Director Molly McGwinn
A woman dreading a milestone birthday wants a threesome.
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Seattle Premiere

Q&A Elaine Chu Dir. Maneki-neko;
Mischa Jacupcak Dir. Kill Cash Cow Kill

7:25 PM One more fun film:

Ektacy
Documentary Experimental US 2015 | 2:00
Director Caryn Cline
An Ektachrome, ecstasy neologism - the energy of a resilient but discontinued film stock and a girlhood feat. From 1958 orphaned home movies re-photographed and edited. Music by the late jazz composer Chuck Metcalf.

7:30 PM – AWARDS. LAST WORDS
FIN DU FEST

Come to our reception upstairs 7:30 - 9:00 pm. Find out the results of silent auction winners. Raise a glass, meet the filmmakers. Join us for fun and snacks

A big thank you to our filmmaker cash award sponsors:
Bad Animals Seattle: Audience Award
http://badanimals.com
Canine Productions: Best Comedy, Emerging Filmmaker
www.canineproductions.com
VonPiglet Productions: Best Director
www.vonpiglet.com
Laughing Dog Pictures: Curator's Pick
www.laughingdogpictures.com

…and to our sponsors: WIF Seattle, Knordic Productions, Laughing Dog Pictures, and SIFF Cinema our presenting venue.