Local Sightings 2021 – #DOOM (Shorts Program)
In-person screening at NWFF:
Sep. 18 at 6:45pm PT
To accommodate evolving public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, we are adopting a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival model for 2021. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes are available here.
⚠️ PUBLIC SAFETY NOTICE:
NWFF patrons will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. To be admitted, patrons ages 12+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility.
NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.
Imagine a world just a twist more demented than our own and ponder the fate of humanity with these mystical sci-fi and dystopian shorts.
Header photo credit: Erebus, dir. Will Ammann
How to watch...
- Purchase your ticket through Northwest Film Forum’s Eventive virtual cinema. A free Eventive login is required to view Local Sightings 2021 film programs online.
- From the Eventive virtual catalog page, purchased tickets will appear under “My Content Library” under your user menu (upper-right). From the Eventive festival landing page, they will appear under “My Tickets” on the site’s menu bar (at top).
- Your confirmation email will also route you back to these pages to watch. (Can’t find it? Check spam!)
- If all else fails, please contact email@example.com
- Purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets; come to the show!
- You can also purchase a ticket on the day of the screening at Northwest Film Forum’s box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle).
- If you have purchased a Hybrid or In-Person-Only Festival Pass, we’ll be able to look you up at Will Call by the name you purchased under.
In this program:
Bukky Sky – "Obsession"
A singer balances love and heartache in this retro space escapade.
(Hajin Yoo, US, 2021, 4 min)
In the near future, a teenage girl enrolls in a virtual reality high school, where she starts to wonder how much of her experience is real and how much is part of the simulation.
(Gloria Mercer, Canada, 2020, 16 min)
While struggling to maintain his grip on reality, a son cares for his ailing mother in isolation.
(Avery Johnson & Claire Alexander, US, 2021, 9 min)
Using a computer becomes intense and haunting as this short explores the magic and terror in everyday technology while following an eccentric computer operator.
(Anthony A. Russell & Matthew Macowski, US, 2021, 4 min)
Sci-fi stop motion animation creates hilarious and endearing one-of-a-kind characters who seek to understand each other’s true intentions while embroiled in a backroom deal.
(Ben Gruenbaum, US, 4 min)
A young woman finds herself trapped in a darkly mystical, surreal wasteland, and begins to question the nature of her reality.
(Will Ammann, US, 2020, 19 min)
One of the last humans with free will works to escape from conformity and the clutches of dystopian agents.
(Bee Guzman-Elliott, US, 2021, 4 min)
Golda Sargento – "Anino Rebellion"
Anino in Tagalog refers to the rebellion of those cast away into the shadow, set in a dystopian world where music is regulated through recycled old televisions.
(Adda Lee, US, 2021, 5 min)
A seagull becomes consumed by a monstrous appetite for junk food, forsaking all birdly ties in this darkly fantastic, playful collage animation.
(Squidems, US, 2020, 3 min)
In near-future Los Angeles, where a drought has worsened and the water supply has stopped running, an old immigrant woman braves the city to search for water for her neighbor in need.
(Masami Kawai, US, 2020, 16 min)
⚠️ Please note: For the sake of public safety, NWFF will require both face-coverings and proof of vaccination from audiences. We reserve the option to shift the festival to virtual-only on short notice.
Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 24th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival is a virtual-and-in-person showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2021 program, which runs from September 16–26, features a competitive selection of curated short film programs and feature films, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Local Sightings champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement.