Local Sightings

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September 22 - October 1, 2016

Local Sightings is the Northwest’s premiere showcase of new films, putting homegrown talent in front of Seattle audiences and connecting artists from Alaska to Oregon in a ten day-long celebration of cinema from the region. Produced by Northwest Film Forum, this annual fall film festival features new films, juried prizes, killer parties and national industry scouts looking for strong new work.

2016 Festival: Call for Submission - Deadline June 24th

Northwest Film Forum seeks excellent new films made in the Pacific Northwest for the 19th annual Local Sightings Film Festival, screening September 22 - October 1, 2016.

We accept films of all genres including narrative short, narrative feature, documentary short, documentary feature, and experimental.

Eligible films for submission to Local Sightings 2016 are those finished within the last 18 months, and the filmmaker(s) must be based in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territories).

Read details about submission formats and submit your film using our online form, by June 24, 2016.


Below, take a look at one of the trailers for last year's festival.