At 7pm on Sept 7th, the Port Townsend Film Festival will be previewing eight short films at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, as a sneak peek at some of the 97 films that will be showing in Port Townsend’s celebrated annual festival on the weekend of Sept 23-25.

In this podcast interview, Film Festival executive director Janette Force tells BCB about the special program she has put together for this preview, consisting of eight short films. They range from science fiction to a documentary about the outdoors, and from animation to live actors, including both documentaries and narratives.

The breadth of the preview ranges from a film by a first-time filmmaker (Seattle architectural firm Olson Kundig producing “Welcome to the 5th Facade”) to one that won an Academy Award for Best Short Film (“The Stutterer” directed by Benjamin Cleary).

The films run from 1.5 minutes to 15 minutes. The first half of the program will be 30 minutes, with an intermission with beverages and light snacks, followed by another 33 minutes of films.

Regardless whether you will be able to attend the 17th annual film festival in Port Townsend, you will be delighted by this preview. The two are not mutually exclusive. In fact, if you have been wondering whether to spend a day or two or three in beautiful Port Townsend, attending this sneak peek may just push you over the edge.

The eight short films from the festival that you will see on September 7th are:

“Entre les Lignes”: Directed by Emmanuelle Remy, Christelle Alion and Tom Casacoli.

“Simon Beck – Snow Artist”: Directed by Sindre Kinnerød.

“Pickle”: Directed by Amy Nicholson

“Welcome to the 5th Façade”: With Olson Kundig.

“Kick Ass Katy Lee”: Directed by George Gage and Beth Gage.

“Sole Mates”: Directed by Bryce Dallas Howard.

“Stutterer”: Directed by Benjamin Cleary

“Throw”: Directed by David Larson, Darren Durlach

Purchase tickets to the BIMA preview at Brown Paper Tickets.

For more information about the Port Townsend Film Festival, see the Festival website.

Credits: BCB host: Channie Peters; BCB audio editor and social media publisher: Barry Peters.