Local Sightings Film Festival 2021 [Online]

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** COVID-19 UPDATE: A virtual Local Sightings will definitely happen this year, but we are still weighing the possibility of a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival in 2021. Community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist! **


24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

September 17-26, 2021

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] is a virtual showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2021 program, which runs from September 17-26, 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 2021 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

Watch on-demand from Sep. 17–26, 2021

* In most cases, Local Sightings 2021 programs will be on view for the length of the festival! Exceptions will be noted for each event.


SUBMIT YOUR FILM!

DEADLINES:

  • Apr. 14, 2021 — Submissions open
  • Jun. 21, 2021 — Regular deadline
  • Jul. 12, 2021 — Late deadline
  • Aug. 16, 2021 — Notification date
  • Sep. 17–26, 2021 — Festival!

All types of moving image media are eligible; projects must be finished within 18 months from start date of the festival, and the filmmaker(s) must live in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, or the Yukon Territories) or have had the majority of their production (over 50%) based in these states.

Read more about eligibility and submit on FilmFreeway!


FESTIVAL PASSES ON SALE IN AUGUST!

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


Read about the award-winners of Local Sightings 2020


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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629


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