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2018 Slam Festival

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2018 Festival Criteria
Festival Entries


Septi Award Winner – “Fruit Therapy” by I know Kung Fu

Hip Clip Award Winner – “Budding Love” by Lighting Shock

Slammy Award Winner – “Wifebot” by Abbi Rose Productions

Spirit Award – “50 Shades of Genre” by E Equals

Best Actress – Nancy Gasper “Fruit Therapy

Best Actor – Devon McDonald “Soft Reflections

Best Editorial – “Noesis” – Nik Owens, Preston Maughan from team Schnooby Nooblers

Best Cinematography – “Update in Progress” – Trevin Spencer from team Noir Bizarre 

Best Story – “Who Died and Made you Dead” by Zoo Wee Mamas

Best Tweet – “Sketch” by Tiger Trauma

Runner Ups

Septi Award Runner Up –   “Budding Love” by Lighting Shock

Hip Clip Runner Up – “Wifebot” by Abbi Rose Productions

2018 Festival Criteria


This year the Slam is reflected on the growth that our event and the Spokane film community has seen over the last eight years. To help symbolize that growth, each team must visually feature a seed as a prop somewhere in thier film. (Any type of seed was acceptable)

Location –

This year’s location element incorporates a new addition to Riverfront Park, also symbolizing growth within Spokane: The Ice Skating Ribbon.

The filmmakers may feature the Ice Skating Ribbon in any way htey choose, but it must visually appear somewhere in the film.


Each film must incorporate a provided theme and thier entry was judged by how well the theme was worked into it. The theme for this year’s competition centers on works of art created by local visual artists that were inspired by the idea of “growth”.

Each team received a card with a number on it. (1, 2, or 3). The number on thier card corresponds to one of three different visual art pieces created and explored by local Spokane visual artists. Each work of art is featured in a video where they discuss their artistic process and their individual art piece. The videos can be viewed below.

The films entered must incorporate their assigned art piece into its theme. How they interpret the art and the artist’s approach to creating it and weave it into thier film is entirely up to them, but the score from the judges will be based on how creatively they incorporated the artwork and the artist’s process/philosophy into the overall theme of the film.


Number 1 – Vanessa Swenson

Number 2 – Reinaldo Gil Zambrano

Number 3 – Lisa Waddle

2018 Festival Entries

Slam of the Flies




Not a Phase

Message Received

Careful what You Wish For

Brush Strokes


I'm Hair For You

Dear Soil


The Prodigal Seed

Conceptual Chaos

Growing Up

50 Shades of Genre

Fruit Therapy

Soft Reflections

Profiling Creative People

Looney Balooney

The Seedling




Mellon Belly

Budding Love

Southern Hawk



Seeds of Change

The Opposition


Who Died and Made You Dead

Keep Living


Karate Kops

Update in Progress

Shopping Cart Shaman




The Inspection

All That Can Grow




Friends of the Bing
Kinetic Energy Productions
Purple Crayon Pictures
Spokesman Review
Vexing Media


House of Pop
Neato Burrito
Pizza Rita
Spokane International Film Festival
Spokane Public Library
Trophies Unlimited