Local Sightings 2020 – Face2Face (Shorts Program)

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

Zoom Viewing Party*
Sep. 27 at 2:00pm PDT

Zoom Filmmaker Q&A*
Sep. 27 at 3:00pm PDT


  • Purchase your pay-what-you-can ticket through Brown Paper Tickets.
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In a time of loneliness, human connections transcend distance, spaces, and screens.

* All ticketholders will receive access to the Zoom Q&A with:

  • Cocoon – Andrew Hinton (Director)
  • Eturn – Mike Gamble (Musician, Filmmaker)
  • Rock – Jacob Rosen (Writer, Director, Cinematographer)
  • HOW TO _____ – Steph Kesey (Director), Josh Karp (Musician)
  • Face to Face – Christian Krantz (Director, Writer, Editor)

Film Program:


(Andrew Hinton, Portland, OR, 2020, 12 min)

Kids describe their time in quarantine.

For the Time Being

(Heidi Duckler, Portland, OR, 2020, 10 min)

Dancer, choreographer, and artistic director Heidi Duckler’s work captures dancers moving through the seasons in mirrored relationship with a public garden landscape, searching for the first bloom.

Face to Face

(Christian Krantz, Portland, OR, 2020, 4 min)

Young adults across the globe describe technology’s effect on intimacy and their relationships.


(Jacob Rosen, Seattle, WA, 2018, 7 min)

Two strangers have an unexpected connection with one another at a gas station in the middle of nowhere.

Myosotis Love

(Charlie LaTourette, Tualatin, OR, 2020, 11 min)

A conversation between an elderly woman and her forgetful husband raises questions about memory, loss, and love.

The Great Paralysis

(Stephen Leonard Samelko, Seattle, WA, 2020, 3 min)

He arrived without any trace of where he has been or intends to go.

Mike Gamble – "Eturn"

(Michael Gamble, Portland, OR, 2020, 4 min)

An abrupt turn away from the habitual over-consumption of electronics towards a deep focus on the unique vibrations of the acoustic guitar.

Small Spaces and Big Places

(Charlotte Telfer-Wan, Vancouver, BC, 2019, 7 min)

A vision of organic shapes that complement creative architecture, and the movement that results from non-conventional dance spaces.

HOW TO _____

(Steph Kesey, Seattle, WA, 2020, 6 min)

A newlywed couple under quarantine navigates the fear and confusion provoked by COVID-19.

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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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