Northwest Film Forum

Northwest Film Forum

The Local Sightings Film Festival, Sept. 21-29

The Pacific Northwest is a beautiful place – with its lush green forests to its endless mountain ranges, there is always something to explore. The Pacific Northwest is also known for it’s unique creators and artists who bring a magical quality to their art that is unlike any other region in the US.

Dedicated solely to films and filmmakers in the Pacific Northwest, the Northwest Film Forum is hosting a 9-day film festival in Seattle titled, Local Sightings. This festival is dedicated to showcasing the work of creators from Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Alaska, the Yukon, and British Columbia. The Northwest Film Forum is an independent film, and art center in Seattle and highlights emerging talent and features local premieres of films. Some of those films have appeared at the Sundance Film Festival or the Toronto International Film Festival. In addition to the film screenings, the event includes film conversations and artist talks, panels and workshops, networking opportunities and a slew of parties. The opening night party is typically themed and past themes are very much anticipated. The Local Sightings Film Festival is the only one of its kind that is dedicated to the Pacific Northwest filmmakers.

Now in its 21st year, the festival was created to provide an outlet for the region’s independent filmmakers and their films which include shorts, documentaries and full-length feature films, all vying for juried prizes. Past jurors have included TJ Martin, an Oscar and Emmy award-winning filmmaker and Seattle native, and film director Barry Jenkins, whose film Moonlight won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2017. This year’s event is scheduled for September 21-29, 2018. For detailed information on tickets, schedule of events, and more, visit nwfilmforum.org.

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