Local Sightings 2023 – 16mm Found Footage Fiesta [FULL! In-Person Only]

Sat Sep 16 from 11.00am-3.00pm
Sun Sep 17 from 11.00am-3.00pm

Tuition is priced on a sliding scale, up to $150 per student, and includes both sessions of the workshop.

This workshop will take place at Pound Gallery (1216 10th Ave),
a five-minute walk from Northwest Film Forum (⬅️ click for map)

Duration: 4h
Instructor: Lisa Marr
Click for Accessibility Info for Pound Gallery

This workshop will be held in Pound’s 1500 square foot production studio/stage (which has a 20′ x 12′ corner cyclorama wall). The space is located on the ground floor and is easily accessible from the street. There will also be access to a kitchenette/meeting room/green room.

⚠️ Covid-19 Policies ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.


No camera? No problem!

Join us for this fun, hands-on, two-day workshop where we’ll learn about the wonderful world of “found footage” and play with inks, pins, markers, nail polish, stickers, splicers and projectors to create our very own movie mashups and kooky loops from a stash of vintage 16mm films.

All materials provided; no previous filmmaking experience necessary. Anyone who can safely handle sharp blades (12+, or younger with parental supervision) is welcome to join.

The films we produce in the workshop will be digitally scanned and presented as part of Local Sightings’ Accept the Mystery experimental film showcase, Sep. 24 at 6:30pm. Workshop participants are invited to attend the screening free of charge.

Co-sponsored by Northwest Film Forum and Interbay Cinema Society

Workshop facilitated by Lisa Marr of the Echo Park Film Center Collective

Lisa Marr is a filmmaker, eco-arts educator, and community cinema activist whose work is a catalyst for creative collaboration and collective empowerment. For the past twenty years, she has facilitated experimental cinematic programming for tens of thousands of people of all ages via the Echo Park Film Center Collective, a non-profit media arts organization with a focus on analog film education and resources. In addition to her work at home bases in Los Angeles and Vancouver, Lisa travels the world with her sweetheart Paolo Davanzo, creating handmade movies and music with local communities.

Presenting orgs:

Interbay Cinema Society

Interbay Cinema Society


Our mission is to provide material support for filmmakers working experimentally with celluloid film. We support emerging and established filmmakers through the grant and our festival, and we encourage new filmmakers with our educational initiative. Our ultimate goal is to foster more work on celluloid and to help offset the enormous costs of making film work available in high quality digital formats.

Echo Park Film Center


Echo Park Film Center (established 2001) and the EPFC Collective (launched 2022) provide all-ages community film/video workshops, screenings, resources and residencies in Los Angeles and around the world. Welcome to our cinematic revolution!

The EPFC Collective is a fluid and ever-evolving multi-generational, multi-cultural working group that came together in 2022 with open hearts to share an array of skills, experiences, and interests, united in our passionate belief in the power and joy of collaborative creative practice to support and strengthen community.

Coming from all walks of life, Collective members include award-winning filmmakers and animators, community and university educators, art school grads, self-taught filmmakers, queer and BIPOC artists, film industry professionals, social justice activists, and EPFC youth film program alumni.

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. We are not currently checking vaccination cards.

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 26th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival is a virtual-and-in-person showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2023 program, which runs from September 15–24, features a competitive selection of curated short film programs and feature films, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Local Sightings champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

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