Local Sightings 2020 – Uneasy Company (Shorts Program)

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

Zoom Viewing Party*
Sep. 19 at 2:00pm PDT

Zoom Filmmaker Q&A*
Sep. 19 at 3:00pm PDT


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1h 12m


Awkward moments and aggravating relationships that are guaranteed to make you squirm in your seat.

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

  • Thanks for the Phish – Trey Tice (Writer, Director, Editor)
  • Unknown Being – Inanna Cusi (Director), Bijan Karim (Actor)
  • Baby Teeth – Anik Desmarais-Spencer & Sonya Chwyl (Co-Directors)
  • Free Lunch – Andrew Simpson & Evan Scott Moore (Co-Directors)
  • Indecent Exposure – Duncan Star Boszko (Director, Writer)

Film Program:

Baby Teeth

(Sonya Chwyl & Anik Desmarais-Spencer, Victoria, BC, 2020, 13 min)

With the help of her childhood best friend, Ana sets out to fulfill her mother’s last wish: bury her corpse in the woods.

Free Lunch

(Evan Moore & Andrew Simpson, Seattle, WA, 2020, 17 min)

Easygoing barista Adam makes a new friend at the bus stop, and scores a free baggie of weed, but when the smoke clears and the red flags start to appear, Adam might have to take action to push his new friend away.

Indecent Exposure

(Duncan Star-Boszko, Seattle, WA, 2019, 6 min)

A new model sees through a sketchy studio photographer’s gaslighting, and gives him a blinding new perspective on life.

Thanks for the Phish

(Trey Tice, Bellingham, WA, 2020, 7 min)

When homeless internet troll Rob tries out a surreal cutting-edge VR chat room, he makes a seemingly genuine connection with Leah, but the connection is strained when they try to meet up face to face in the real world.

Unknown Being

(Inanna Cusi, Burnaby, BC, 2020, 12 min)

Unknown Being emerges into the streets of Vancouver, lost, cold, and alone – he reaches out, but finds it difficult to find a friend.


(Jason Satterlund, Playa Vista, CA, 2020, 16 min)

Two disillusioned sign-spinners find love and friendship on the streets of West Los Angeles.

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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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