Local Sightings Film Festival
Local Sightings is Seattle’s only festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers: a showcase of new films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, the Yukon and British Columbia.
Coming this September!
Local Sightings 2018 -- September 21–29
Northwest Film Forum is getting ready to kick off its 21st edition of Local Sightings Film Festival! Produced every year by the Forum, the festival is Seattle’s only festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers, showcasing new films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, the Yukon and British Columbia. And screenings are only part of the story: Each edition of Local Sightings features parties, juried prizes, artist talks, performances, discussions and networking events that allow film lovers and filmmakers to explore local creativity together.
In recent years, Local Sightings hosted the first-ever Northwest edition of the Sundance Institute Artist Services Workshop. Jurors have included Oscar winner and Seattle native TJ Martin, Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, and Ted Hope. The 20th edition of the festival is featured on FilmStruck in an episode of the Criterion Channel’s ‘Art House America‘ series. Local Sightings plays a significant regional role as a platform of discovery for new film talent.
“An esteemed tradition … the favorite festival of quite a few movie enthusiasts in Seattle.” – The Seattle Times
“The only important festival dedicated to local/regional films… Introduces audiences to the best the local scene has to offer.” – The Stranger