Local Sightings 2019 - Experimental #1 (Shorts Program)

This event took place on Sep 21, 2019

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Senior
$7 Member


Experimental works from up-and-down the coast from Portland to Vancouver BC engage viewers in a variety of styles, mediums, and techniques.

* Co-presented by Engauge Experimental Film Festival, which takes place at NWFF every November. *

Program curated by guest programmer and filmmaker Linda Fenstermaker, who will be introducing the screening.

Additional filmmakers in attendance for post-screening Q&A!

Aspect to the Sun

(Mauri Bernstein, Vancouver, BC, 2018, 4 min)

A 16mm visual song of physical expression.


(Hannah Piper Burns, Portland, OR, 2019, 5 min)

A challenge to our notion of female beauty and modern fashion, with succinct editing that allows viewers to fully embrace the intimacy of the images.


(Kiana Harris, Seattle, WA, 12 min)

The second installment of the AJE IJO Short Dance Film Series centers the humanity, resiliency, vulnerability of black & african diasporic people [of all genders], interrogating the western gender binary and interrupting accompanying notions of masculinity and femininity.


(Rachael Benson, Seattle, WA, 4 min)

A shared experience can occur more often than one might think; it brings people to recognize that humanity, as unique as it is, repeats itself endlessly in infinite circumstances.

Here I Breathe

(Linda Fenstermaker, Seattle, WA, 7 min)

A tender exploration of memory and the passing of time, focusing on the embodiment of nostalgia in youth and old age.

She Who Invites

(Sarah El Bakkouri, Richmond, BC, 2018, 7 min)

An abstract visualization of the Shinto tale of Izanami; the Goddess of Death and Creation.

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Local Sightings Film Festival

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 22nd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival (September 20-29, 2019) showcases the growing complexity of creative communities in the Pacific Northwest. Its 2019 edition features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.

Programmed closely with community partners as curators, the festival uplifts new talent, provides educational opportunities for youth and adults, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.

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