Picture Farm Production Presents:

PICTURE FARM FILM FESTIVAL




Since 2014, Picture Farm Film Festival has dedicated efforts towards increasing dialogue within our local community by screening passionate films across all lengths and genres.

Our program curation celebrates diversity both in front and behind the camera. We show films that foster meaningful conversations long after each screening.

We know that it’s hard for emerging filmmakers to get an audience for their films which is why we keep our submission process free. Read more about us here



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24-26 MARCH

2017



WE NEED TO TALK...

Picture Farm is proud to announce the 2017 edition of the Picture Farm Film Fest, with a program made up of: Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience, Black Voices in Independent Film, Defying Gender Identity Labels and Untold Stories of Struggle & Change from Around The World.



We will be screening films from local filmmakers from Friday, March 24th through Sunday March 26th.
We are honored to open the festival with the New York premiere of “The Memory of Fish” (DIR. Jennifer Galvin) and will be screening “After Spring” (DIR. Ellen Martinez & Stephanie Ching) as our closing film.




Opening night featuring the New York premiere of “The Memory of Fish” Friday, March 24th at 7:30 pm with a post-screening Q&A with director Jennifer Galvin.

“The Memory of Fish” is a documentary portrait of the intertwined lives of Dick Goin and wild fish, and his fight to free a river. Elwha River salmon fed Dick and his family after they migrated to the Olympic Peninsula during the Dust Bowl. He never forgot his debt to the now disappearing fish. We follow Dick—a pulp mill worker and master fisherman—as he uses his memories and persistence to battle for the biggest dam removal project in US history so that the salmon can come home.


Each shorts block is approximately an hour long which is shorter than most traditionally programmed blocks. It was important for us to having the space and time to let these conversations grow. We’ve also invited guest moderators to lead each block. We have Vanessa Haroutunian who helps run Queer/Art with Ira Sachs, members from Cinefemme, Ron Brodie and Dr. Jennifer Galvin. These are all moderators who can speak with personal experience in regards to their respective blocks.

Our friends at Explosion Robinson has kindly donated a 4 hour sound design and mix session priced at $1300. Adorama Rentals has also gifted us with a $500 gift certificate to a filmmaker of our choice. Since we’re not about giving away awards here at Picture Farm, we will randomly select a filmmaker in attendance before selected screenings. We will also open this opportunity up to all filmmakers who submitted their films to Picture Farm since making the film is already a victory in itself.

Saturday March 25th we have show three distinct programs:

QUEER CITY begins at 1:30 pm, featuring shorts addressing Defying Gender Identity Labels.

LADIES WITH LENSES presents at 4:30 pm, featuring Films About Women Made By Women.

POSITIVELY BLACK at 7:30 pm with Black Voices in Independent Film.

Each program will be followed by a moderated Q&A session.

Sunday March 26th we will present a shorts program followed by a closing feature:

Kicking off at 2:30 pm, OUR EARTH LIKE NEVER BEFORE with shorts tackling Global Environment Issues for the Local Audience.

At 6:30 pm our closing film “After Spring” will be preceded by “That’s Where War Became Personal For Me”









Massive Thanks to Adorama, Explosion Robinson, Sprout Home, Zio Baffa wines, and Pabst Blue Ribbon who are helping make this festival far more interesting and delicious.