FutureWave Shorts and Best of NFFTY

FutureWave Shorts and Best of NFFTY

2019 | 86 minutes


The next generation of filmmakers are finding their own unique voices and are creating media with purpose. These international shorts from filmmakers 18 and under are glorious evidence that storytelling is already strong in the future.

For the sixth year, we are also showcasing a selection of the best films from the National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), the largest youth film festival in the world, which is presented annually in Seattle.

The WaveMaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking will be presented to a film chosen in recognition of its artistic and technical achievement. The Prodigy Camp will also provide a scholarship to their week-long, immersive overnight film camp for youth aged 12-18, held in July.

  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 86 minutes

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Black Girl Magic

USA | 2019 | 3 minutes | Sofia Majors, Eljae Givens, Jaylin Harris, Hope Allen, Taylor Freeman, Olivia Majors

Young women summon the superhero Black Magic when they need to make things right.

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USA | 2018 | 4 minutes | Miranda Potter, Jade Jess

A victim of human trafficking tells her story.

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Come Back To Me

USA | 2018 | 4 minutes | Catherine McCord

A mother, a deployed 20-year veteran soldier, questions the balance between serving her country and raising her son.

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Canada | 2018 | 7 minutes | Margarita Brodie

Before leaving for college, Max and Geraldine reveal how they've really felt about each other all summer long.

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USA | 2018 | 4 minutes | AJ Baldwin

Fifteen is a tough age for a girl—especially when you fall in love for the first time with another girl.

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Fleeting Moments

USA | 2019 | 6 minutes | Will McCracken

A young couple's lives are turned upside-down by an otherworldly camera.

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USA | 2018 | 4 minutes | Dylan Santa Cruz

A boy goes through a simulation meant to help him mourn his dead girlfriend.

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United Kingdom | 2018 | 7 minutes | Jess O'Brien

Solomon reads a poem to the class that has a meaning and two secrets only known by one other classmate.

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Meeting At Half Past Five

Russia | 2018 | 4 minutes | Daria Litvichenko

One evening Philip, gets proof that the world is cruel and corrupt.

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USA | 2019 | 5 minutes | Serena Cunningham

A personal recounting of a young woman’s struggle with OCD and ADHD.

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On the Backs of Salmon

USA | 2018 | 9 minutes | Miles Whitworth, Cecilia O'Rollins

The Lower Elwha Klallam Tribe have fought the long odds to reclaim their identity after white settlers devastated the local salmon population.

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Our Way of Life: A Video Poem For My Father

USA | 2019 | 2 minutes | Lacy Hawk (Suquamish)

A young descendent of the Suquamish Tribe documents how they are preserving their culture and teaching the next generation.

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Phillip Bruce - A Documentary About Limb Difference

USA | 2018 | 5 minutes | Nepal Arslan

Phillip Bruce shares his experience of not having any fingers on his left hand.

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Red Chimera

USA | 2019 | 8 minutes | Jen Frisch-Wang

In her dream, Chrissy’s cat tells her that she will age 60 years overnight. When she wakes up, it’s true.

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USA | 2018 | 7 minutes | Sam Kellman

The childhood journey of Elliot and his best friend Alfie, who happens to be a stuffed bunny.

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Sweet Dreams?

USA | 2018 | 2 minutes | Barb Hoffman

An animated collage of three strange dreams.

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The Making of Chase Humes

USA | 2019 | 5 minutes | Chase Humes

A transgender student talks about his experiences and hardships during his journey.

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