The Mixer: Preview of Local Sightings Film Festival 2021 [Hybrid]

In-person and online on
Sep. 1, 2021, from 5–7 pm PT

** This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome! **

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** Live music, festival film previews, and a filmmaker panel! **


The Mixer industry networking event returns – as a hybrid in-person and virtual event – on Wednesday, September 1, with Northwest Film Forum (NWFF) as they gear up for the 24th annual Local Sightings Film Festival, a celebration of Pacific Northwest film and media. Get a sneak peek into the hybrid in-person-and-virtual film festival, taking place September 16 to 26, by viewing local creative collaborations across film and music.

The in-person Mixer will kick off at NWFF and feature a short musical performance by Nic Masangkay. Previews of local music videos will also be shown, followed by a Q&A facilitated by NWFF Executive Director Vivian Hua, with musicians and filmmakers Stephen Anunson, swimteam, Campana, and LIV†. A virtual version will take place simultaneously via Zoom.

Please note ⚠️ NWFF patrons will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. To be admitted, patrons ages 12+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility. NWFF reserves the option to shift this event to virtual-only on short notice.

Agenda – Wednesday, Sep. 1, 5–7 pm PT

  • 5–5:30 pm Networking and live music
  • 5:30–6:30 pm Program
  • 6:30–7 pm Networking and wrap

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Participating Artists:

Stephen Anunson

Stephen Anunson

Stephen is a filmmaker and photographer living in Seattle. Their films include The Boy Who Lived Before (feature), Heavy Love (web series) and music videos including Back of the Truck (Michete), Catch and Release (Axel), STAR (Nic Misangkay) and Seattle Drag Excellence: a film featuring over 50 drag artists in Seattle. While performance spaces were closed over the past year +, they helped create numerous digital drag shows including The Doll Pit (Washington Ensemble Theatre), a 40-minute dance and performance film starring Cherdonna Shinatra / Jody Kuehner. They are also a portrait photographer and co-produced and photographed the Seattle Drag Calendar 2020 and 2021.

Nic Masangkay

Nic Masangkay

With roots in Mindoro and Pangasinan; birthplace in Queens, NY; childhood in Northern NJ and Sequim, WA; almost-30 cultural worker Nic Masangkay came of age on Coast Salish lands of the Duwamish tribe — Seattle, Masangkay’s current home base. Not a master of any medium, the musician-poet-multimedia-maker prioritizes transformative storytelling from their Filipino American, millennial, sick and disabled, queer and trans, survivor perspective. Powerful, earnest performances move audiences to tears: theater spectators and bedside friends alike. BuzzfeedAutostraddle, and Tumblr features for “My Gender Is for Mothers”; 2018 Jack Straw Cultural Center AAP Resident; 2019 4Culture Arc Artist Fellow; independent singer-songwriter-producer alt-pop releases with EP Dark at Dusk: the Final Suicide (2019) and single “Star” (2021); Masangkay currently prepares their next moves in private:



swimteam is a decentralized creative motion picture firm based out of Seattle, WA. We have been in operation since 2018 creating content and music videos for artists we love. Matter of Time is our first short film.

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