Local Sightings 2021 – Hear For It: Pacific Northwest Music Videos

Available virtually from Sep. 16–26, 2021

In-person screening at NWFF:
Sep. 24 at 7pm 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.


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.


* This program is co-presented with HRVST HOUSE, The Vera Project, and REDEFINE magazine *

New Pacific Northwest music videos, stitched together by the human emotions of loneliness, empowerment, breakthroughs and healing. Encompassing hip-hop, R&B, electronic, folk, choral, and numerous other genres, as well as long-form music videos set to a narrative.

Header photo credit: Campana – “Matter of Time,” dir. swimteam

How to watch...



  • 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"

Seattle Premiere!

A singer balances love and heartache in this retro space escapade.

(Hajin Yoo, US, 2021, 4 min)

Golda Sargento – "Anino Rebellion"

World Premiere!

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)

Nicholas Ogum – "Worthless"

A young couple experiences the highs and lows of a toxic relationship.

(Dawson Doupé, Ryder Doupé & Todd Tapper, US, 2020, 3 min)

Dolphin Midwives – "Clearing"

Water becomes a symbolic catalyst that makes possible a release from abuse, control, and disempowerment.

(Devin Jane Febbroriello, US, 2021, 3 min)

Nalimu – "Love in the Time of Corona"

A young boy finds joy amidst COVID shutdowns in his hometown.

(Cambria Matlow, US, 2020, 3 min)


US Premiere!

Two lovers find solace and joy together in a world that tries to ignore them.

(Bailey Williams, US, 2021, 4 min)

Sportstar – "Boots"

World Premiere!

A man takes a restorative walk through his town, taking in the natural surroundings and sounds.

(Ty Minton-Small, US, 2020, 5 min)

Seattle Pro Musica – "My Heart Be Brave"

A choir performs together through intricately edited sequences recorded in isolation in their homes.

(Wes Kim, US, 2021, 4 min)


World Premiere!

Channeling Marcel Marceau, an aspiring mime goes on a journey through the self and the city.

(Tyler McLeod, Jenn Bojm & Colin Cowan, US, 2021, 4 min)

Friends of Sage – "Illegal Teenage Montage"

World Premiere!

Teenage angst, friendship, and nostalgia are harmonized in the video for Friends of Sage’s debut single.

(Emma Josephson, US, 2021, 4 min)

Cody Jordan – "Only Thing Defined"

This photographically collaged video explores the themes of struggle, protest, and progress through the lens of American history.

(Cody Jordan, US, 2020, 3 min)

Golden from the Get Go – "Hey I Know You"

World Premiere!

An alternate ecosystem of mysterious eggs and ectoplasmic entities becomes a meditation on the self in society, set to the swinging sounds of Golden from the Get Go.

(Aubrey Nehring, US, 4 min)

Nic Masangkay – "STAR"

When the world seems to be falling apart, look for a new star to guide you.

(Stephen Anunson, US, 2021, 4 min)

Campana – "Matter of Time"

Seattle Premiere!

Adrift in intersecting cycles of daily grind and petty crime, a young Black man does what he must to survive, as those around him do the same. A 24-minute night-in-the-life portrait driven by the music of Seattle artist Campana’s album, Matter of Time.

(swimteam, US, 2021, 25 min)

Festival Directory

⚠️ 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.

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