Local Sightings 2021 – Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education in Action: The Early Years + Schooling During the Pandemic

Available virtually from Sep. 16–26, 2021

In-person screening at NWFF:
Sep. 25 at 2:30pm 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.

Filiz Efe McKinney


Join a panel discussion with featured teachers, program leaders and the filmmakers from Reflecting on Anti-bias Education in Action: The Early Years, focusing on strategies and challenges for talking about identity, diversity, fairness and action with young children and adults. This will be followed by a Q&A session.


In Reflecting on Anti-Bias Education, eight West Coast pre-school teachers invite us into their classrooms to demonstrate how inclusive educational models encourage a strong sense of self and sociocultural identity in children. Interwoven throughout the documentary are classroom scenes and candid interviews with teachers that outline how the methodology has impacted their own identities, while inviting the audience to think about how they can integrate anti-bias education into their daily lives.

(Filiz Efe McKinney, Seattle, WA, 2021, 48 min)

Screens w/ "Schooling During the Pandemic"

Schooling During the Pandemic
(Trey Kingston, US, 6 min)

During a COVID-19 year, a high school senior shares her experiences with remote learning and its hurdles, along with her takeaways as a graduating senior.

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.

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⚠️ 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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1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

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