Local Sightings Film Festival 2021 [Hybrid]


*** To accommodate evolving public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, we are adopting a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival model for 2021. There are three categories of festival pass: VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person). ***


24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

September 16-26, 2021

⚠️ Please note: For the sake of public safety, NWFF will require both face-coverings and proof of vaccination from audiences. We reserve the option to shift the festival to virtual-only on short notice.

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival is a virtual-and-in-person showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2021 program, which runs from September 16–26, 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.


Festival artwork by Zack Conklin


For Virtual-Only OR In-Person-Only passes:

  • $60 NWFF Members
  • $90–140 General; priced on a sliding scale

For a Hybrid Pass (Virtual AND In-Person):

  • $75 NWFF Members
  • $100–150 General; priced on a sliding scale

Festival Catalog

Sponsorship Kit 2021

Support this important local film happening by at a recommended sponsorship level, or work with NWFF staff to custom-craft a unique opportunity which will align with your organization’s needs, budget, and points of focus. Opportunities are available for in-kind food/drink, hospitality, print, or marketing sponsorships at all levels. Contact Executive Director Vivian Hua at vivian@nwfilmforum.org to discuss potential opportunities to support Local Sightings!


Past Festivals

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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