Local Sightings 2022 – Encore: Thank you, MS PAM + Mascot [In-Person Only]

Watch in person: Sep. 23 at 7:30pm

In-person tickets >

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

Virtual tickets are not available for this program!

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$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.


This night is dedicated to two awesome alumni of NWFF’s artist support programs!

MASCOT (dir. Kristine Ponten), a charming short about confidence and bear suits, is the first film produced by the ACTION! Apprenticeship Program, which debuted this year. ACTION! is a program supported by Butler Family Foundation & Foundry10 that creates an annual cohort of aspiring filmmakers who are BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and/or living with disabilities, pairing them with working professionals in the film industry to collaboratively create a short.

Thank you, MS PAM (dir. Tariqa Chereé Waters & AJ Lenzi) is a dazzling feast of color and community energy where audiences can hear musings from Seattle’s inexhaustible font of great artists, chefs, and musicians. The show is a beneficiary of NWFF’s fiscal sponsorship program, which expands projects’ access to grant opportunities by extending them the Forum’s 501c3 status as their sponsor.

Header photo credit: Film still from Thank you, MS PAM, dir. Tariqa Chereé Waters & AJ Lenzi


Co-presented by LANGSTON!

Co-presented by LANGSTON!


LANGSTON is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts organization, established in 2016 to lead programming within the historic Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. LANGSTON guides generative programs and community partnerships that center Black art, artists, and audiences and honor the ongoing legacy of Seattle’s Black Central Area. We support a variety of enriching programs, across multiple disciplines, rooted in our mission and values.

FAQ: How do I watch online?
  • This program will only be available to view in-person at NWFF!
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.

Film Program:


(Kristine Ponten, WA, 2022, 7 min, in English)
World Premiere!

Convinced it grants him special powers, a lovelorn young man resorts to dressing up as a teddy bear mascot on all of his dates.

Thank you, MS PAM

(Tariqa Chereé Waters & AJ Lenzi, US, 2022, 37 min, in English)

Thank you, MS PAM is an educational and entertaining television show for all ages, starring and made by artist Tariqa Waters to celebrate her creative peers. MS PAM (Martyr Sauce Pop Art Museum) is located in downtown Seattle’s Historic Arts District, Pioneer Square.

Full of vibrant whimsy, MS PAM is a cultural hub for fun and quirky comedy sketches, interviews, cooking and art-making segments featuring artists, creatives and local small business owners. The show will also showcase studio visits, restaurants, local boutiques, and recreational indoor and outdoor activities.

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

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