Here’s your chance to check out the best local filmmaking at Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival, starting Thursday, September 24. The 10-day event will cover more than 60 long and short films from Washington, Oregon and Alaska. For more details and a complete schedule, visit localsightings.org.
Some of the festival’s highlights include, but are not limited to:
- “Sprawl To Action”
The festival opens with a series of short films tackling all the latest happenings in Seattle: From the booming marijuana industry, the new queer face of Capitol Hill and other strange pockets of Seattle lore and history. The films will be followed by Northwest Film Forums’ 20th Anniversary Party, with DJ Erin Res, free and open to the public beginning at 10 PM.
- Dead Body. Bobbin Ramsey. 76 min.
A bunch of young people in a remote cabin in the Washington Wilderness confront old grudges/engage in a game called “Dead Body.” What could go wrong?
- Arresting Power – Resisting Police Violence in Portland, Oregon. Julie Perini, Jodi Darby, Erin Yanke. 84 min.
Just when the world needs it most, Portland filmmakers bring the realities of police brutality to the screen in this documentary about the victims’ families and the people on the front lines working to fight the power.
- Bezango, Washington. Louise Mandes & Rob Austin. 90 min.
Two filmmakers out of Bellevue, Washington bring us this surprisingly riveting look inside the world of Northwest Cartooning.
- Haptic Launch Party & Animation Filter. October 2. 6-7 PM.
Join local animator Tess Martin for a party celebrating the launch of her new nonprofit organization, which aims to help talented local animators get their work produced and distributed to audiences.