Local Sightings 2019 - Saturday Morning Cereal
Arrive by 10.30am for cereal time!
$13 General Admission
Bring the young or the young-at-heart to chow down on cereal while watching animated and narrative short works from Children’s Film Festival Seattle‘s Best of the Fest program, plus additional films curated just for Local Sightings! Coloring book pages, a selection of nostalgic cereals, milk, and milk alternatives will be provided, BYOC (Bring Your Own Cereal) is also ok to eat or share!
Co-presented with Children’s Film Festival Seattle (February-March 2020)!
A Dreamer's Melody
(Kendra Ann Sherrill, Spokane, WA, 4 min)
A trip to the movie theater sparks a passion for a young girl and her shoes.
The Midnight Tourist
(Koray Kocaturk, USA, 2014, 5 min, nonverbal)
For one little boy, Seattle literally comes to life when the sun goes down.
(Mark C. Smith, US, animation, 2017, 9 min, nonverbal)
Two travelers find and save each other in a place crossed by stars and clouds.
While You Weren't Looking
(Jeremy Mackie, USA, live-action, 2012, 11 min, English)
A daring young girl looking for adventure and her play-it-safe mother both meet their match during a trip to the grocery store.
A Typical Fairytale
(Annette Reilly, Vancouver, BC, 10 min)
A young 20-something couple fall in love and begin a classic romance fit for a storybook — told completely in rhyme! So when they eventually have a child that does not fit the stereotypical gendered narratives they’d expected at all, will they find the bravery to expand their capacity to love and accept?
If You Fall
(Tisha Deb Pillai, Canada, animation, 2018, 6 min, English)
Lila, age 8, learns that she can ride a bike, and her parents can overcome their challenges too.
(Enrique Delzer, US, animation, 2018, 2 min, English)
Robbie, a 12-year-old boy, overcomes the anxieties that keeps him awake at night, with the help of his mother.
(Cable Hardin, US, animation, 2018, 2 min, English)
The story of contemporary agriculture and a need for change, as told by a bee and its box.
Not One of Us
(Bill Jarcho, US, 2017, animation, 9 min, English)
A dark commentary about the walls that get built in the name of greed, violence, and xenophobia.
The Mountain of SGaana
(Christopher Auchter, Haida Gwaii/Canada, animation, 2017, 10 min, nonverbal)
As a young fisherman cruises along a rugged shoreline, a tiny mouse in Haida regalia appears and starts to knit a blanket. A story unfolds on the blanket as it grows longer, illustrating the ancient tale of Haida master sea hunter Naa-Naa-Simgat and his beloved, Kuuga Kuns.
Back to Festival Catalog:
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.