Local Sightings Film Festival 2020


** COVID-19 UPDATE: While the state of film exhibition and physical gathering remains uncertain during the pandemic, Local Sightings Film Festival will take place in September as scheduled. Whether we gather in the NWFF cinemas or our home cinemas or some hybrid variation of the two, community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist! **

23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

SAVE THE DATE: September 18-27, 2020

Programmed closely with community partners as curators, Northwest Film Forum’s 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival invites regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Over the course of 10 boundary-pushing days, the festival showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest, by uplifting new talent, providing educational opportunities for youth and adults, supporting the regional film industry, and promoting diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

Artwork on this page from our 2018 festival, by Lila Burns



Submissions to the 2020 festival are open ’til July 15!



…are available now, at 50% off!

Member: $50 / General: $75
VIP Member: $75 / VIP General: $100

Local Sightings 2019 award-winners have been announced!

Past Festivals

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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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