Produced every year by Northwest Film Forum, Local Sightings is Seattle’s only festival dedicated to Pacific Northwest films and filmmakers, showcasing new films from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, the Yukon and British Columbia. And screenings are only part of the story: Each edition of Local Sightings features parties, juried prizes, artist talks, performances, discussions and networking events that allow film lovers and filmmakers to explore local creativity together.
In recent years, Local Sightings hosted the first-ever Northwest edition of the Sundance Institute Artist Services Workshop. Jurors have included Oscar winner and Seattle native TJ Martin, Oscar winner Barry Jenkins, and Ted Hope. The 20th edition of the festival is featured on FilmStruck in an episode of the Criterion Channel’s ’Art House America’ series.
Local Sightings plays a significant regional role as a platform of discovery for new film talent. In 2012, Seattle Weekly called Local Sightings the “best film festival” in Seattle. Come view new films from your own backyard with us, have a beer with friends, and find a true hub for film lovers and filmmakers in Seattle. If you prefer the home-grown to the over-blown, Local Sightings is for you!
For more information, visit https://www.localsightings.org/.