Local Sightings 2020 – Artist Spotlight: BeautyBoiz: The Collective

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Sep. 18–27, 2020


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BeautyBoiz: The Collective will take you on a red carpet journey, sharing some of the BeautyBoiz most loved video perfomances and world premiere content. Hosted by Kimber K. Shade, the lineup will feature drag, spoken word, live music, queer culture and a sneak peek of upcoming BeautyBoiz go BOO, pt. 6!
Filmmakers from across the Pacific Northwest will dazzle you, including collective members Bri Patin, Rajah Makonnen, Joe Moore, Kaleb Dameron and more. There will be performances from CarLarans, LüChi, Kimberly Michelle Westwood, DaQween, Guayaba, Kayla Carrington, Boujee Cherry, and many more.
The queer talent is sure to leave you breathless; as Kimber Shade says, “Innovate until you are no longer breathing!”

Featured Members of the Collective:


Kaleb Dameron

Kimber Shade

Wesley Fruge

Queers Converse Podcast

Join the BeautyBoiz for a special edition of their brand new podcast, “Queers Converse” hosted by collective member Carmen Rivera as they talk about queer representation in the media and their festival entry, BeautyBoiz: The Collective.

About the Filmmakers:


BeautyBoiz is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit queer production company based in Seattle, WA. Their extravagant flagship events feature the best in local queer entertainment including drag, burlesque, aerial, live music, DJ’s, and digital art. They produce music videos, podcasts and offer production training services to emerging artists in the community. Their events are known for the “BeautyBoiz Runway” which highlights the creativity of the queer community. Events include “REVIVAL,“ “BeautyBoiz go BOO,” “QUEER AF,” “BeautyBoiz wear Masks,” “Skate Yo Face Off,” and many more.

BeautyBoiz place an emphasis on community building by creating a welcoming space for everyone in the LGBTQ/QTPOC spectrum, and giving back to the community they serve by employing and paying local queer artists, and providing accessible tickets to anyone with need.

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Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 [Online]

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Local Sightings 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization.


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