Shoreline on the silver screens at film festivals

Tony Doupe photo

Shoreline faculty member Tony Doupe in “The Maury Island Incident,” screening at the 2014 Seattle International Film Festival.

Shoreline Community College is well-represented on silver screens across the region at the huge  Seattle International Film Festival and the adjacent and quirky Seattle True Independent Film

“I am extremely pleased to announce that between the two festivals, Shoreline film students, recent alumni and faculty worked on at least 19 movies!” said Kris Boustedt, faculty member in Shoreline’s digital filmmaking program. “That’s amazing, and I’m probably missing some!”

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is the largest and most highly attended festival in the United States and runs May 15-June 8. For this, the festival’s the 40th anniversary, organizers have announced screenings of 440 films: 198 features (plus four secret films), 60 documentaries, 14 archival films, and 168 shorts, representing 83 countries. The films include 44 world premieres (20 features, 24 shorts), 30 North American premieres (22 features, eight shorts), and 14 U.S. premieres (eight features and six shorts).

The Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) began screenings on May2, serving as a sort of lead-in to SIFF. The festival was founded eight years ago for films didn’t fit into the programs of mainstream film festivals. The organizing filmmakers are dedicated to independent, underground, experimental and zero-budget films.

Program director and faculty member Tony Doupé said the festivals provide an opportunity for our students to not only see great films, but get their own work the screen and see that their talents and skills are competitive with the best in the world.

“Our faculty members are actively working in the film industry,” Doupé said. “We’re teaching the skills that students will need to get jobs in film and giving them hands-on experience while still in school.”

Shoreline Community College and the City of Shoreline are collaborating on the Shoreline Film Office, an effort to attract more film work to area. “Being able to say to filmmakers that the college and the city are friendly to film is great step toward bringing projects that benefit our students and the local economy,” Doupé said.

Shoreline is also supporting local filmmakers by sponsoring SIFF’s Northwest Connections program, a collection of films that are rooted section in the fertile Pacific Northwest film community.

Films in the two festivals with Shoreline ties include:


  • Box Walk
    Screening: May 22, 7 p.m.
    Starring Tony Doupé
  • The Maury Island Incident
    Screening: May 25, 11 a.m.
    Starring Tony Doupé
  • Ten Years Later
    Screening: May 25, 11 a.m.
    Written & Directed by Kris Boustedt; four current and former students on crew;  shot on Shoreline campus
  • Lucky Them
    Screenings: May 22, 7 p.m.;  May 23, 9:15 p.m.
    Starring Tony Doupé, one former student on crew
  • Maikuru”
    Screening: May 23, 7 p.m.
    Directed by Amanda Harryman, produced by Ruth Gregory, edited by George Watt, seven current and former students on crew
  • 4 Minute Mile
    Screenings: June 5, 7 p.m.; June 6, 4:30 p.m.
    Two current and former students on crew


  • “The Strong Man”
    Screening: May 3, 4 p.m.
    Starring Tony Doupé, cinematography by George Watt, sound design by John Nold, 11 current and former students on the cast and crew
  • “The Bond”
    Screening: May 4, 4 p.m.
    Four current and former students on the crew
  • “Frink”
    Screening: May 4, 8 p.m.
    One former student on the crew
  • The Anniversary”
    Screening: May 4, 8 p.m.
    Two former students on the crew
  • “Enmity Gauge”
    Screening: May 4, 10 p.m.
    One former student on the crew.
  • “The Shootout”
    Screening: May 5, 8 p.m.
    Two former students on the crew
  • “Junk Bonds: The Return of Junk Bucket”
    Screening:  May 5, 8 p.m.
    One former student on the crew
  • Pacific Aggression
    Screening May 6, 6 p.m.
    Directed by former student Shaun Scott; four current and former students on crew; includes Shoreline campus locations.
  • “Useful. Valid. True.”
    Screening: May 6, 8 p.m.
    Produced by Tony Doupé as class project; edited by former student Kelly Hills; 21 current and former students on the crew; shot on Shoreline campus
  • “Worst Night to Grow a Pair”
    Screening: May 6, 8 p.m.
    Starring Tony Doupé; three current and former students on crew
  • Trauma
    Screening: May 6, 10 p.m.
    Edited by Kris Boustedt

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