20th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival


Celebrating 20 years of Seattle's favorite regional film festival!

September 22–30

View the full schedule and purchase tickets to Local Sightings 2017 on localsightings.org.

Local Sightings is a weeklong 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: talks with visiting artists, workshops taught by festival jurors, live performances and professional networking events held throughout the week allow film lovers and filmmakers to explore local creativity together.

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. In 2012, Seattle Weekly called Local Sightings the “best film festival” in Seattle.

Come view new films from your own backyard with us, have a beer with friends, and discover the hub of the Seattle filmmaking community!


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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629


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