FutureWave Shorts and Best of NFFTY

2013 | 90 minutes

SIFF is proud to present FutureWave Shorts 2013, a program of new films created by filmmakers younger than 19 years old who talents celebrate the creative possibilities of the art form. This year we are also showcasing a selection of the best films from the National Film Festival for Talented Youth.

May 27, 2013
SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival  
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These inspiring original short films represent some of the best short filmmaking from around the world. Also included in the program will be the J. Michael Award winner from the Seattle Times Three-Minute Masterpiece digital film contest, and the 2012 MOHAI "History Is..." Competition Youth Winner.

The WaveMaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking will be presented to a film chosen in recognition of its artistic and technical achievement. In addition to the recognition award, TheFilmSchool will also be providing a scholarship to their Prodigy Camp, a weeklong, immersive overnight film camp for youth ages 12-18 held in late July.

Packaged Films

A Quest For Peace: Nonviolence Among Religions

A passionate a look at one of the most pressing issues in our modern society: violence among religions.

City Series: San Francisco

Inspired by the avant garde modern aesthetic of the films from the 1920s, San Francisco becomes a beautiful character.


A young artist struggles with her mother's traditional Asian-American academic expectations.


A stop-motion tour of the globe created out of handmade paper.


BEST OF NFFTY - Two brothers take a once-in-a-lifetime road trip to transition into the next stages of their lives - but not in the way they'd originally planned.

Kachho Gadulo

BEST OF NFFTY - Kachho Gadulo is a story about the vibrant and diverse culture of India, as seen through a young child's free and beautiful imagination.


Ned thinks he is content with a life of solitude, but his world is about to change.

No Regrets

A heartbreaking tale of Grace, a woman with alzheimers and her regular calls to her son.

Piece of Cake

Twin girls host a cooking show.

Recipe for Love

A lonely cupcake bakes a friend.

The Painted Girl

Megan is a 16-year-old graffiti artist who uses her art to share an important message for her mother.

Two Old Nuts

BEST OF NFFTY - Dick is a stubborn, grumpy old fart who is stuck in the past. For Dick, every day carries with it the potential to be a glory day and today's just the day to prove it!


In invitation to open your eyes and change your ways.

Week of Wonders

A portrait of the rock band Week of Wonders created during the SIFF / Vera Project All City Media Workshop


BEST OF NFFTY - A look into the mind of Yusuf, a poor child living in a third world country but dreaming of a better life.

Year: 2013
Running Time: 90 minutes