Saturday, April 6th, 2024 | 1:00pm

Everett Performing Arts Center, 2710 Wetmore Avenue, Everett


A unique experience

See through the lens of local women

An enriching experience

Explore ideas with a variety of speakers, from filmmakers to experts

A community experience

Share memorable experiences with your friends and neighbors

A fun experience!

Lite bites and refreshments included, plus a chance to win one of our fabulous raffle prizes featuring gifts and services from local businesses

Thank you to everyone who help make our Film Festival a success!

For over 25 years, we’ve had the honor of hosting this special event, featuring women and local filmmakers. 2023 was no exception.

And we couldn’t do it without you

Would you like to support the 2024 Everett Film Festival? There are so many ways to help.


Watch our 2024 Sizzle Reel for film highlights

12:30 pm


1:05 pm

Daughters of the Forest

Documentary Feature: An intimate, powerful story of a small group of girls in one of the most remote forests left on earth who are radically transformed by attending a revolutionary high school where they learn to protect the threatened forest and build a better future for themselves. 2015

Directed By Samantha Grant

2:00 pm

Treeline: The Secret Life of Trees

Documentary Short: Follow a group of skiers, snowboarders, scientists and healers to the birch forests of Japan, the red cedars of British Columbia and the bristlecones of Nevada, as they explore an ancient story written in rings. 2020

Directed By Jordan Manley

2:40 pm

How Trees Talk

Documentary Short: “A forest is much more than what you see” says ecologist Suzanne Simard.  Her 30 years of research in Canadian forests have led her to an astonishing discovery – trees talk often and over vast distances. Learn how trees communicate. 2017

Directed By Suzanne Simard

trees talk director Suzanne Simard, everett film festival

2:44 pm

Q&A Presentation
from Black Forest Mushrooms


3:00 pm


3:20 pm

Blue Heron Slough

Documentary Short: Decades in the making, former farmland is set to return to fish habitat in the Snohomish watershed. 2022

Directed By Port of Everett and Kate Anderson

3:23 pm

I Will be a Farmer

Documentary Short: Sometimes childhood dreams become adult goals. In this case, why stay in the city when one’s heart is tied to the land? 2022

Directed By Tara Luckie

3:26 pm

A River Dream

Documentary Short: Why a woman from the mid-west now lives the dream on the shores of the Snohomish River, and how the dream remains. 2022

Directed By Monica Van Der Vieren

3:30 pm

Q&A Presentation

Tara Luckie and Monica Van Der Vieren share their experiences living in the Snohomish River Basin.

3:50 pm


Narrative Short: As a Taiwanese American woman prepares lunches from her childhood, she struggles to forgive herself for pushing away her immigrant mother. 2022.

Directed By Anne Hu

lunchbox narrative short, everett film festival

4:05 pm


Prize Winning Narrative Dramedy Feature: A driftless and uncommitted 25-year-old living in Los Angeles discovers she has only 24 hours to make one of the most consequential decisions of her life. 2022

Directed By Sophie Galibert

5:20 pm


6:20 pm


Narrative Short: After experiencing a traumatic event on her school bus, Aleena bottles up her anger until a chance connection triggers a small act of rebellion. 2022

Directed By Alice Johannessen

6:30 pm

You Hurt My Feelings

Julia Louis-Dreyfus stars in a sharply observed comedy about a novelist whose longstanding marriage is suddenly upended when she overhears her husband give his honest reaction to her latest book. A film about trust, lies, and the things we say to the people we love. 2023

Directed By Nicole Holofcener

8:15 pm

Your Name in Cellulite

Short Comedy Animation: A wickedly funny satire about the disparity between a woman’s natural beauty and the ideal promoted by the advertising popular culture. 1995

Directed By Gail Noonan

8:30 pm


2023 — Last Year’s LINE-UP

The Magical Life of Long Tack Sam

Documentary: Filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming travels the globe searching for the story of her great-grandfather, the cosmopolitan Long Tack Sam. A celebration of the spirit of Long Tack Sam’s magic and art, this richly textured first-person road movie is an exhilarating testament to his legacy and a tour through the 20th Century.

Directed By Anne Marie Fleming

Delia 9 to 5

Short:  A direct and unvarnished – yet tender and humorous – portrait of a typical day in the life of director Délia Gunn at Réservoir-Dozois, Canada while she is eight months pregnant.

Directed By Delia Gunn

For the Skeptical

Musical Short: There is a new pressure on the media to deliver heat instead of shed light because technology and revenue streams are changing so rapidly. Despite the cultural and economic shifts, one thing will always matter: the truth. BEST MUSIC VIDEO at the Ukrainian Dream Film Fest in Odesa. HONORABLE MENTION at the Europe Music Awards for BEST RAP.

Directed By Dawn Westlake

Hard Shell, Soft Shell (Fragile)

Narrative Feature: A sunny and feminist romance that takes place in Sète on the Mediterranean Sea, this debut feature by emerging French director Emma Benestan tells the story of oyster farmer Az, who thinks he has it made. But when an elaborate proposal goes awry and his girlfriend Jess breaks his heart, Az is forced to confront his understanding of what happiness really looks like – both hers and his own.

Directed By Emma Benestan

The Bassinet

Introspective Short: When a vintage bassinet appears at filmmaker Tiffany Hsiung and long-time fiancée Victoria Mata’s home, it sets off a chain reaction of emotions. The Bassinet is a gentle and affecting story about Tiffany’s personal struggle with the intersection of her sexual orientation and cultural identity, and the cross-generational burden of having a baby in the context of rigid social constructs of marriage and family.

Directed By Tiffaney Hsiung

Daughter of a Lost Bird

Documentary: Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, a Native woman adopted into a white family, reconnects with her Native identity as she searches for her birth mother.

Directed by Brooke Pepion Swaney

Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls:
Honoring Our Stolen Sisters

Artistic Short: presented by the Museum of Northwest Art. Presentation by Patricia and Kevin Paul follows.

Fujitaro Kubota and His Garden

Documentary:  A documentary film about the extraordinary Japanese immigrant behind South Seattle’s beloved Kubota Garden, in Rainier Beach. The beautiful 20-acre public historical landmark, a fusion of traditional Japanese and Pacific Northwest landscaping, is Kubota’s lifetime masterpiece; a testament to not only his artistry but his perseverance in the face of anti-immigrant racism. Q & A follows.

Directed By The Kubota Garden Foundation

Biggest Little Farm – The Return

Documentary Short: The award-winning documentary The Biggest Little Farm tells the story of Apricot Lanes Farm, a testament to the complexity of nature and an epic odyssey to attempt to farm within a reawakening ecosystem. The story of Apricot Lanes Farm with farmers John and Molly Chester continues in The Biggest Little Farm – The Return.

Directed By John Chester

Thank you to our 2024 Everett Film Festival Sponsors

Your generous support is how we keep this fabulous community event alive.

pisces pies
sound to summit sponsor
emorys silverlake sponsor
snohomish food co-op sponsors
sustainable human sponsor
alexander printing sponsor
cc creative services sponsor
arts wa sponsor
mountain pacific bank logo festival sponsor
the milkhouse coffee co logo festival sponsor
guardian cellars logo festival sponsor
petrikor logo festival sponsor
choux choux bakery festival sponsor
andys fish house festival sponsor
deno millikan law firm festival sponsor
snoqualmie ice cream festival sponsor
lucas victor festival sponsor
office of social justice festival sponsor
black forest mushrooms festival sponsor
terracotta red festival sponsor
everett improv festival sponsor
cafe wylde festival sponsor
the valley organic deli festival sponsor festival sponsor
bucks american grill festival sponsor
diamond knot festival sponsor
major league pizza festival sponsor
my everett news festival sponsor
soundbite cider festival sponsor
the sisters restaurant festival sponsor
scuttlebutt brewing festival sponsor
fisherman jacks festival sponsor

Do you have a film you want to share?

We always welcome local filmmakers to submit their films for our consideration. Our main focus is films made by women; we will consider films by other filmmakers as well.