This thoughtfully curated collection of locally produced shorts, features, and archival films is unafraid of experimentation and steps outside of the standard no-budget tropes of so many amateur productions (seriously, people, enough with the horror comedies). Today's feature is American Collectors, which David Schmader called "fascinating" if "a bit of a rough cut," but worthwhile films are playing all week. (Friday's opening-night selection, The Mountain, the River, and the Road, is a sweet mumblecore love story.) (Northwest Film Forum, 1515 12th Ave, www.nwfilmforum.org. 7 pm, $9.)

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