Local Sightings Best of 2019: Short Film Program #1 [Online]

This event took place Mar 25 - 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, showcasing feminist forays, animated stories, gyrating bodies, and brutal birdies.

I Needed the Military. Now, My Son Needs Me.

(Neely Goniodsky, Seattle, WA, 4 min)

Neely Goniodsky’s expressive and emotional style animates this veteran’s personal narrative of his turbulent relationships with his families—the one he found and lost in the military, and the one he built with his wife and son.

** BEST ANIMATED SHORT – Jury Award **


(Masami Kawai, Eugene, OR, 12 min)

A family attempts to repair their estranged relationships with an outing to the beach.



(Angel Alviar-Langley (Moonyeka), Seattle, WA, 1 min)

“if mama is sky– then ocean is her daughter staring straight back, with two palms pressed against cheek bones.

This work is part of Sendai Era’s video series documenting Filipinx narratives in local and national community.

** <1 MIN DANCE FILM CHALLENGE – Audience Choice Award **

She Who Invites

(Sarah El Bakkouri, Richmond, BC, 2018, 7 min)

An abstract visualization of the Shinto tale of Izanami; the Goddess of Death and Creation.

** BEST EXPERIMENTAL FILM – Engauge Experimental Film Festival Award **

Time Crunch

(Amanda Morgan, 1 min)

A commentary and look at people in corporate environments, usually affected by capitalist power structures.

** <1 MIN DANCE FILM CHALLENGE – Audience Choice Award **


(Melanie Jones, Vancouver, BC, 17 min)

A badminton champ that should have had it all will stop at nothing to prove that she’s a winner.

** BEST NARRATIVE SHORT – Audience Choice Award **

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