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Finding My Way
Film | Kids Finding My Way


On Demand: Feb 4—12
Running Time: 95min

This collection of narrative and documentary films celebrates characters who are determined, courageous, and trying to forge their own path.

In partnership with Northwest Film Forum

This collection of narrative and documentary films celebrates characters who are determined, courageous, and trying to forge their own path. Featuring films from Canada, Germany, Iran, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands and the United States.

Includes films with English subtitles.

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GENERAL ADMISSION: Single Programs: Pay what you wish: $5, $10, $15, $20
Festival Pass: Pay what you wish: $30, $45, $60

Rocks 4 Sale! (2022)

Dir. David Dibble, 16min
In English, Live Action
New York Premiere


Kids in the former mining town of Silverton, Colorado, greet tourists with a time-honored rite of passage.

Arctic Song (2021)

Dir. Germaine Arnattaujuq, 7min
In Inuktitut with English subtitles, Animation
East Coast Premiere


This animated short by Inuit artist, storyteller and co-director Germaine Arnattaujuq (Arnaktauyok) is an about Inuit creation stories from the Iglulik region in Nunavut: the raven who brings daylight to the world, the giants who turn into mountains, and the animals that create shimmering constellations and northern lights.

The film makes traditional knowledge accessible to younger generations by combining some of Arnattaujuq’s existing graphic art with animation and Inuktitut narration. Arctic Song not only shares Inuit knowledge in Inuktitut, but highlights the rich world of Inuit art that has always flourished in the Canadian Arctic and continues to delight international audiences.

Salvador Dali (2021)

Dir. Eldiar Madakim, 19min
In Kirghiz with English subtitles, Live Action


Every day, little Orozbek has to walk long distances and cross a river to get to school, because that’s where he has a chance to get closer to his dreams.

Generation Impact: The Coder (2021)

Dir. Samantha Knowles, 7min
In English, Live Action


Jay Jay Patton was only 13 when she designed and built Photo Patch, a mobile app to help kids send photos and letters to parents who are incarcerated, inspired by the difficulty she had communicating with her father while he was in prison. Jay Jay and her dad then founded Unlock Academy, a school that teaches coding and provides mentoring to enable young people of color to have careers in STEM fields.

This is a true story of drive, hope and ingenuity from Generation Impact, a new docu series that features teenage entrepreneurs using technology to break barriers and better their communities. The Coder is the first film in the series.

The Winner (2021)

Dir. Ali Keyvan, 15min
In Persian with English subtitles, Live Action
New York Premiere


Vahid’s new bike, which his dad bought for him so he could participate in a race, resembles his friend’s bike that was recently stolen…

Meta (2021)

Dir. Antje Heyn, 4min
In English, Animation


This animated film explores topics such as change, cycles, connection, and interaction in a playful and experimental way. The aim is to show that everything consists of many parts and that in the end we are all connected with each other.

Room Rodeo (2021)

Dirs. Daniel Kayamba & Lola Mosanya, 14min
In English, Live Action


A wide-eyed boy takes matters into his own hands in order to prove he is the great grandson of a legendary Black cowboy in this drama-documentary hybrid.

Julieta & the turtles in the plastic soup (2021)

Dir. Mirjam Marks, 15 mins
The Netherlands
In English, Live Action


14-year-old Julieta lives on the Caribbean island of Curaçao and prefers to be under water rather than above. The wonderful, exciting world of the ocean feels like home to Julieta. The more time Julieta spends under water, the more she is confronted with large amounts of waste on the seabed and that makes her extremely mad. Together with other volunteers on Curaçao, Julieta rescues sea turtles in need and tries to improve their habitat. Her actions sometimes only feel like a drop in the ocean for Julieta. Staying positive and believing that you can create a better world and future is a difficult task.