Local Sightings 2019 - Our Trails: Environmental Shorts Program

This event took place on Sep 24, 2019

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


Addressing sustainability and accessibility of the Pacific Northwest’s natural environment, by showcasing diverse perspectives from locals, veterans, Natives, and LGBTQ communities.

* Co-presented with Sustainable Seattle and Puget Sound Sage! *

Forest on Fire

(Reed Harkness, Portland, OR, 2018, 30 min)

A multifaceted look into a wildfire started by a 15-year-old boy, including perspectives of stranded hikers, neighbors, and an eyewitness.


(Paul Kirby, Ashland, OR, 9 min)

A veteran kayaks up the Oregon coast to explore how access to the environment can treat mental health issues.

Gift of Salmon

(Craig Jacobrown, Indianola, WA, 7 min)

In an experimental retelling of a Native American tale, Wolf schools Mink in the traditional way NW coastal people would insure that Salmon would return in abundance each year.

Our Trails Too

(Liz Haan, Portland, OR, 30 min)

In one of the whitest states in the USA, a queer African-American woman disrupts the outdoor adventurer stereotype.

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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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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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