Couch Fest film fest comes to the Central District

After two legendarily upholstered years on Capitol Hill, the Couch Fest Film Festival is expanding to the Central District for the first time in 2010, organizer Ryan Davis tells us.

Grab a schedule and location line-up here




Seattle, WA — Couch Fest Films proudly announces the lineup of the 3rd annual Couch Fest Film Festival, to be held November 7th, 2010 in residential homes around Seattle. Couch Fest Films is a traveling festival of sorts: moviegoers enjoy movies shown in Seattle residents’ living rooms. The festival includes over thirty short films, presented in six programs throughout the day, beginning on the hour at 12pm through 6pm.
Highlights this year include the regional premiere of several films, including “Fledgling,” by Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry; “TAK,” directed by Jon Shibata (both in the experimental program); Jo Meuris’ “Without Wings” (in the animation program); Stewart Copeland’s “Jennifer” (documentary); as well as the world premiere of Tacoma-based filmmaker Christopher Wood’s comedy “Buzz Off” and Seattle filmmakers Katheryn Reed and Jeff Axtman’s “Plan Z.” Also included is the comedic documentary “Battle of the Bozos,” which recently won a “Best of Fest” awards, distinguishing it as in the top 5% of films playing at film festivals in 2010, and the Sundance Film Festival hit “The Poodle Trainer.”
As with every year, the festival includes the crowd-pleasing “Inappropriately Awesome” program, with several raucous and bawdy short movies rarely included in more traditional festivals.
The exact house locations and program schedule will be announced on the festival website several days in advance of the event (). The website will also include maps, driving directions, parking information and transit options for each home.
 Fledgling (dir. Tony Gault and Elizabeth Henry, Glenwood Springs, CO)Forty Foot (dir. Leticia Agudo and Paul McGrath, Dublin, Ireland)The Herd (dir. Ken Wardrop, Dublin, Ireland)Here and Gone (dir. Zachary Gore, Seattle, WA)Jennifer (dir. Stewart Copeland, Tullahoma, TN)Lucky (dir. Darcy Prendergast, Victoria, Australia)MARS! (dir. Joe Bichard and Jack Cunningham, London, UK)Mother of Many (dir. Emma Lazenby, Bristol, UK)Parade (dir. Sarah Karlina, Bar Harbor, ME)Peter in Radioland (dir. Johanna Wagner, Edinburgh, UK)The Poodle Trainer (dir. Vance Malone, Culver City, CA)Plan Z (dir. Katheryn Reed and Jeff Axtman, Seattle, WA)The Shop That God Built (dir. Rachel Tracy, London, UK)Six Hours (dir. Martin Fossum, Seattle, WA)The Surprise Demise of Francis Cooper’s Mother (dir. Felix Massie, Bristol, UK)TAK (dir. Jon Shibata, Berkely, CA)Trick of Light (dir. Jen Forbes, Seattle, WA)WCF? (dir. Katie Gregg and Cassidy Dimon, Seattle, WA)Without Wings (dir. Jo Meuris, Dollard-des-Ormeaux, Canada)

About Couch Fest Films
Seattle filmmaker Craig Downing founded Couch Fest Films in 2008 with the goal of sharing the love of film and video in an unpretentious environment. The festival aims to build kinship among movie lovers in a comfortable and cozy setting, and to share exciting new works of short film with the Seattle area. Couch Fest has built a passionate following in the city thanks to its reliably high quality, entertaining film programs, and its open-minded “do it yourself” ethic.


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