Local Sightings Film Festival 2022: Short Film Programs


SHORT FILM PROGRAMS at Local Sightings explore shared themes among regional filmmakers. The festival catalog also includes special presentations, feature films, workshops, and panels.

Festival artwork by Kacey Morrow

Enjoy the festival from home or in person!

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.

Short Film Programs


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

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

For a Hybrid Pass:

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

Festival Directory

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. We are not currently checking vaccination cards.

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.

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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