Local Sightings 2022 – Diaspora Diaries [Hybrid]
Watch in person: Sep. 24 at 4:30pm
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Establishing roots in a new country or community can be frustrating and intimidating. This far-reaching showcase paints the struggles and the rewards of finding your people in a new place while drawing strength from your origins and identity.
Header photo credit: PRECIOUS, dir. Sophia Chew
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Co-Presented by Seattle Asian American Film Festival!
The Seattle Asian American Film Festival (SAAFF) showcases feature-length, short format, and animated films by and about Asian Americans across North America, with an emphasis on filmmakers from the Pacific Northwest. They are dedicated to sharing the arts and stories of Asian American communities.
- Purchase your ticket through Northwest Film Forum’s Eventive virtual cinema. A free Eventive login is required.
- 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.
Films in this program:
The Outlanders – from HKG to SEA
(Azure Kwok, WA, 2022, 12 min, in Yue Chinese [Cantonese] with English subtitles)
A young Hongkonger talks about how the choice to leave her hometown and make her way to Seattle marked a pivotal turning point in her life, following the 2019 Anti-Extradition Law Amendment Bill Movement in Hong Kong.
Where I Stand
(Daniela Magdalena León, WA, 2022, 3 min, in English, Spanish)
A short auto-biographical film about love across two borders, growing up, and learning to accept and live for yourself.
(Sophia Chew, WA, 2022, 7 min, in English)
Three Asian-American teens navigate embracing their cultures when assigned a school project.
Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy! Episodes 1–4
(Christian Henry, OR, 2021, 22 min, in English)
Gabby Antonio Smashes the Imperialist, White Supremacist, Capitalist Patriarchy! is a comedy web series about the trials and tribulations of a young woman of color who struggles to do good in the whitest city in America–Portland, Oregon. She wants to change the world, but it’s not quite happening–yet.
⚠️ 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.