Local Sightings 2020 – After Dark: Something Strange (Shorts Program)

View this program on-demand
Sep. 18–27, 2020

Zoom Viewing Party*
Sep. 19 at 7:00pm PDT

Zoom Filmmaker Q&A*
Sep. 19 at 8:00pm PDT


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If there’s something strange in your neighborhood… it might be this assemblage of oddities from the underworld!

* All ticketholders will receive access to Viewing Party and Zoom Q&A with:

  • The Talent Show – Victor Martin (Director)
  • A New Leash on Life – Daniel Jeffery
  • This is a Period Piece – Bruna Arbex (Director)
  • Alvin – Christy Anna Wu (Director, Writer)
  • The Pod People – Brian Glinski (Director)
  • Grisly – Katrina Brede (Writer, Producer, Director)
  • There’s Something Wrong With My Freezer – Duncan Dickerson (director, actor) & Nathan Wigley (actor)

Film Program:


(Christy Anna Wu, Renton, WA, 2019, 15 min)

Depressed and in poor physical health, a man receives free healthcare at the expense of his freedom.

The Pod People

(Brian Glinski & Steven Chappell, Seattle, WA, 2019, 13 min)

After a night of drinking, a young man wakes up with a headache, a hangover, and a rapidly spreading infection taking over his body.

There's Something Wrong With My Freezer

(Duncan Dickerson, Seattle, WA, 2019, 9 min)

An aspiring actor from Los Angeles comes back home to Seattle for Christmas and attempts to make a video with two of his childhood friends.

The Talent Show

(Victor Martin, Lynnwood, WA, 2019, 8 min)

A person’s fate is determined by their talent show performance.

This is a Period Piece

(Bruna Arbex, Vancouver, BC, 2020, 14 min)

A 13-year-old tomboy faces the most terrifying moment of her life.


(Katrina Brede, Seattle, WA, 2019, 5 min)

A hiker upsets nature with ghastly results.

A New Leash On Life

(Daniel Jeffery, Vancouver, BC, 2020, 12 min)

After one too many rage-filled outbursts, a magical talking dog must convince his owner out of having him put down.

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Local Sightings Film Festival 2020 [Online]

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, 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.

Local Sightings 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization.


Vote for your favorite films by 12pm PDT on Closing Day, Sep. 27; BEST FEATURE and BEST SHORT winners receive a future screening opportunity at NWFF!

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