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Catch Cornish Student Short Films in this Summer’s ‘Movies at the Mural’

For many years, the Seattle Center has presented the summer film series “Movies at the Mural.” Starting in 2016, the Center began inviting the Cornish Film department to suggest short student films that might pair with the features in their lineup.

Movies at the Mural

Each year, Film Department Chair Lyall Bush selects student work that meets the preferred time-length (3-6 minutes) and that presents as a fully complete piece unto itself. This year’s films were selected from several classes, including: Experimental Film, Intro to Narrative Film, and Advanced Non-Fiction.

The “Movies at the Mural” series features popular movies, both classic and contemporary, and each feature film is preceded by one of the Cornish student short films. The series takes place Friday and Saturday nights in the month of August, beginning at dusk (about 9 p.m.) each night, hosted by the Seattle Center on the Mural Amphitheatre lawn in front of a state-of-the-art 40-foot screen with the Space Needle looming above. The movies are free and open to all ages.

On Friday’s the feature films are in partnership with Seattle-area film organizations, including: LANGSTON, Indigenous Showcase, Nia Tero, SIFF, Seattle Asian-American Film Festival and Seattle Latino Film Festival.

Last year, the “Movies at the Mural” series was placed on hold due to the Covid-19 pandemic. We’re incredibly excited to see this series pick back up again, featuring eight works from Cornish Film majors. Check out the full lineup below! You can also find all eight student short films on the Cornish Vimeo page here.

“Stars for My Dog”

On July 31, short film “Stars for My Dog,” directed by Film student Bane Ignacio-Singian, will run before the featured film, “The Princess Bride.

“Stars for My Dog” is 7 minutes and 38 seconds long. Watch below or on Vimeo.

“California Skies”

“California Skies,” a short film directed by Cornish Film student Jade Tankersley, will play on Aug. 6 before the feature viewing of “The Farewell.”

“California Skies” is 4 minutes and 38 seconds long. Check it out below or watch it on Vimeo.

“Mask Parade”

“Mask Parade,” directed by Film student Jacob Sloniker, will be featured on Saturday, Aug. 7 before the viewing of “Strictly Ballroom.”

“Mask Parade” is 8 minutes and 9 second long. Check it out below or watch it on Vimeo.


“Sandman,” directed by Film student Keegan Hawk, is being screened on Friday, Aug. 13 before the feature film “Vampires vs. the Bronx.”

“Sandman” is 3 minutes and 7 seconds long. Check it out below or watch in on Vimeo.

“Film Noir”

“Film Noir,” directed by Film student Christopher Maitland, will be featured on Saturday, Aug. 14 before the screening of “Knives Out.”

“Film Noir” is 4 minutes and 9 seconds long. Check it out below or watch it on Vimeo.

“Portrait of My Grandfather”

“Portrait of My Grandfather,” directed by Hannah Rodolph, will be featured on Saturday, Aug. 21, before the viewing of “Yesterday.”

Portrait of My Grandfather” is  4 minutes and 36 seconds long. Check it out below or watch it on Vimeo.

“Full Part Time”

“Full Part Time,” directed by Madeline Knowlton, will be screened on Friday, Aug. 27 before the viewing of “Cabarete.”

Full Part Time” is 5 minutes and 49 seconds long. Check it out below or watch it on Vimeo.

“Can’t Complain At All”

“Can’t Complain At All,” directed by Kalijah Rowe, will be screened on Saturday, Aug. 28 before the feature film “The Wiz.”

Can’t Complain At All” is 4 minutes and 18 seconds long. Check it out below or watch it on Vimeo.

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