Local Sightings Film Festival 2022 [Hybrid]


VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are available!

In addition to having at least one in-person screening at our cinema, all film programs (except the Opening Night film program) will be presented on our Eventive virtual cinema platform and viewable on demand throughout the festival, Sep. 16–25, 2022.

Individual virtual tickets to the fest are sold only through Eventive; in-person tickets are sold on nwfilmforum.org and at the Northwest Film Forum box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle) on the day of the screening. All passes are sold through nwfilmforum.org; Hybrid passes’ virtual access will be processed within 18 hours of purchase.

⚠️ Public safety notice

Masks that cover both nose and mouth are required attire. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. More detail here.

25th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

September 16-25, 2022

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 25th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival is a virtual-and-in-person showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2022 program, which runs from September 16–25, 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.

2022 festival artwork by Kacey Morrow

Festival Catalog


Support this important local film happening by making a donation 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 Education Director Derek Edamura at derek@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

206 329 2629

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