Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 [Online]


** COVID-19 UPDATE: While the state of film exhibition and physical gathering remains uncertain during the pandemic, Local Sightings Film Festival will take place ONLINE in September. Community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist! **

23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

September 18-27, 2020

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] is a virtual showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, 2020, 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 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

Artwork by Vivian Chuang


NWFF Members: $50
General: Sliding scale, $75–125

Festival Catalog

Watch on-demand from Sep. 18–27, 2020

* In most cases, Local Sightings 2020 programs will be on view for the length of the festival! Exceptions will be noted above ticket purchase buttons for each event.

Passholders at all levels will receive access to each of the following events. Audience members with individual screening tickets will receive access to Viewing Parties and Q&A Sessions with related screenings.

Click to grab a downloadable schedule in .pdf, .jpg, or Google Doc file versions.


Vote for your favorite films by 12pm PDT on Closing Day, Sep. 27; BEST FEATURE and BEST SHORT winners receive a future screening opportunity at NWFF!

Read about the award-winners of Local Sightings 2019

Past Festivals

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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