Local Sightings Best of 2019: Short Film Program #2 [Online]

This event took place Mar 26 - Mar 28, 2020

Sliding scale admission: $0–25

Please pay what you can; proceeds support our move to a virtual platform!

Showtime listed is Pacific Standard Time.



Northwest Film Forum is SCREENING ONLINE! NWFF’s physical space is temporarily closed in light of public health concerns around COVID-19, but community, dialogue, and education through media arts WILL persist.

• • HOW TO WATCH • •

  • Purchase a ticket through Brown Paper Tickets as usual
  • 30 minutes before each screening, NWFF will send a link and password to your registered e-mail address! (Don’t see it? Check your spam filter.) The password will expire at the end of the film. No late seating!
  • If by showtime you do not receive an e-mail with details, please contact rana@nwfilmforum.org for a quick follow-up. (But please, check your spam!)


Award-winning shorts from Local Sightings Film Festival 2019, celebrating civil rights leader Jack O’Dell, and addressing sustainability and accessibility of the Pacific Northwest’s natural environment.

Our Trails Too

(Eli Haan, Portland, OR, 30 min)

In one of the whitest states in the USA, a queer African-American woman disrupts the outdoor adventurer stereotype.


Forest on Fire

(Reed Harkness, Portland, OR, 2018, 30 min)

A multifaceted look into a wildfire started by a 15-year-old boy, including perspectives of stranded hikers, neighbors, and an eyewitness.

** BEST DOCUMENTARY SHORT – Audience Choice Award **

The Issue of Mr. O'Dell

(Rami Katz, Vancouver, BC, 35 min)

The life of Jack O’Dell, who once worked alongside Martin Luther King, Jr., is revealed through a conversation with the 94-year-old civil rights activist.


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