Local Sightings Film Festival 2019

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22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival

September 20-29, 2019

Programmed closely with community partners as curators, Northwest Film Forum’s 22nd 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 by Aubrey Nehring

FESTIVAL PASSES ARE AVAILABLE!

Member: $100 / General: $150
VIP Member: $150 / VIP General: $200

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL PROGRAM (.pdf format)

Programmed closely with community partners as curators, Northwest Film Forum’s 22nd 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 by Aubrey Nehring

FESTIVAL PASSES ARE AVAILABLE!

Member: $100 / General: $150
VIP Member: $150 / VIP General: $200


Thank you to our Producing Sponsors!


Video Art Gallery

September 12 – October 9

Kick off Local Sightings during Capitol Hill Art Walk with a selection of strange, silly, and sublime shorts in NWFF’s video art gallery, on view throughout the festival!

The Man Who Does Nothing

(Josh Helzerman, 4 min)

An artist profile about a man who does nothing as a performance art.


Wait

(Mitch Etter & Eric Luck, Seattle, WA, 4 min)

In a bright and colorful stream-of-consciousness, “Wait” by Hi Crime captures the desire to drop everything and follow your wildest dreams.


Will Refill

(Max Kraushaar, Seattle, WA, 4 min)

Feeling low on energy? Lacking the willpower necessary to make change in your life? Food taste sour?

COME ON DOWN TO 24HR MART AND TAKE A SPIN IN OUR PATENTED ‘WILL REFILL AURA COLOR CORRECTION CABINET’ or WRACCC!

This baby will have your aura tuned up in no time, giving you a boost in:
– Willpower
– Intentionality
– Spiritual Strength
– General Togetherness

Note that the unit operates best with a lack of hair, so for best results either shave yourself or have one of our talented clinicians help you out!


A Shape is a Sound

(Gedney Barclay, Seattle, WA, 4 min)

A video piece researched and filmed at MIT’s Center for Bits and Atoms exploring cuts and continuity, the tension between technical and poetic language, and how processes of language and making unfold in relationship to each other..


Clowns Eating Toast Just For Max.com

(AJ Epstein, Seattle, WA, 30 min)

An absurd, Dadaist inspired sci-fi film about clowns. Eating toast.



Past Festivals




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