September 22 - 30, 2017
Celebrating 20 years!
Local Sightings Film Festival is a 9-day showcase of new films from the Northwest that puts homegrown talent in front of Seattle audiences and connects artists from Alaska to Oregon in a celebration of film from the region. Produced every year by Northwest Film Forum, the festival features new films, parties, juried prizes and film conversation. Screenings are only part of the story: artist talks, performances and networking events held throughout the week allow film lovers and filmmakers to explore local creativity together. In 2012, Seattle Weekly called Local Sightings the “best film festival” in Seattle.
In recent years, Local Sightings has heralded many new Northwest film talents, including Stranger Genius award nominee Zach Weintraub, and Filmmaker Magazine‘s “25 Faces To Watch” honoree Nandan Rao. Come view new films from your own backyard with us, have a beer with friends, and find a true hub for film lovers and filmmakers in Seattle. If you prefer the home-grown to the over-blown, Local Sightings is for you!