Local Sightings 2022 – After Dark [Hybrid]

Watch online: Sep. 16–25

Watch in person: Sep. 23 at 9:15pm

In-person tickets >

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

Virtual tickets >

$5 – $25 Sliding Scale

Festival passes >

$60 – $150 Sliding Scale

VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes and Individual Tickets are available!

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Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum’s ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. All doors in Northwest Film Forum are non-motorized, and may require staff assistance to open. Our upstairs workshop room is not wheelchair accessible.

We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. Also available at the front desk is a Sensory Kit you can borrow, which includes a Communication Card, noise-reducing headphones, and fidget toys.

The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject!

If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Patron Services Manager at cris@nwfilmforum.org. Our phone number (206-329-2629) is voicemail-only, but we check it often.

Made possible due to a grant from Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, in partnership with Sensory Access, our Sensory Access document presents a visual and descriptive walk-through of the NWFF space. View it in advance of attending an in-person event at bit.ly/nwffsocialnarrativepdf, in order to prepare yourself for the experience.

⚠️ Covid-19 Policies ⚠️

NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. Disposable masks are available at the door for those who need them. We are not currently checking vaccination cards. Recent variants of COVID-19 readily infect and spread between individuals regardless of vaccination status.

Read more about NWFF’s policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations here.


After dark, comes light…or does it? These shorts illuminate the sinister, supernatural, and simply strange consequences of catering to the shadows of one’s nature. 

Header photo credit: Boy Dad Ben, dir. Ty Minton-Small


Co-presented by North Bend Film Festival!

Co-presented by North Bend Film Festival!


Best known as the original shooting location for cult hit Twin Peaks, North Bend Film Fest engages local and national audiences to enrich, promote and support the creation in independent genre film. Using the town’s fantastical and mysterious energy that once inspired David Lynch, the festival sets out to fill the void of programming for the progressive audiences in the Pacific Northwest, and to provide a platform for emerging filmmakers. Working directly with the town of North Bend, NBFF is an event for the local community, Northwest creatives, and national genre film industry to enjoy together.

Co-presented by 48 Hour Film Horror Project!

Co-presented by 48 Hour Film Horror Project!


Filmmakers from all over the Seattle, WA area will compete to see who can make the best horror short film in only 48 hours. The winning film will screen at Filmapalooza 2023.

FAQ: How do I watch online?
FAQ: How do I watch in-person?
  • 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.

Films in this program:

Spring Blood

(Ben Haynes, OR, 2020, 4 min, in English)

After having a thrilling but traumatic experience, a couple struggles with returning to their normal lives.


(Lilly Lion, OR, 2021, 9 min, in English)
U.S. Premiere!

In an attempt to repay her student loans, a recent college grad caters to a man with a cow fetish after answering a Craigslist ad.

Death in a Box

(Simeon Gregory, WA, 2022, 12 min, in English)

When Samara and Ava discover an otherworldly box hovering above the ground outside of town, the object quickly reveals itself to be more sinister than mysterious.

Trailer >

Wellness Check

(Andrew Bell, WA, 2022, 5 min, in English)
World Premiere!

A man checks on a reclusive friend and is pulled into his spiraling world.


(Jeff Schick, WA, 2021, 7 min, in English)

Woven with undertones of Greek mythology, this genre-bending screen dance is an allegory for the power struggle between the divine feminine and masculine energies.

Dance of the Golden Monkey

(Taran Sukert, BC, 2022, 10 min, in English)
World Premiere!

A man on an existential quest for the meaning of life gets literally slapped in the face by a monkey-man who steals his favorite jar of marmalade and chases him through an absurdist world where he learns to live in the moment.

Boy Dad Ben

(Ty Minton-Small, WA, 2021, 14 min, in English)
Northwest Premiere!

The gender of a baby isn’t the only thing revealed at this party.

Trailer >

Festival Directory

⚠️ Please note: NWFF patrons will be required to wear masks that cover both nose and mouth while in the building. We are not currently checking vaccination cards.

Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 25th Annual Local Sightings Film Festival is a virtual-and-in-person showcase of creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2022 program, which runs from September 16–25, 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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Northwest Film Forum
1515 12th Ave,

Seattle, WA 98122

206 329 2629

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