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Living Memories (Shorts Program)
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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Living Memories (Shorts Program)
In-person screening at NWFF:
Sep. 25 at 4pm PT

To accommodate evolving public health recommendations regarding COVID-19, we are adopting a hybrid virtual-and-in-person festival model for 2021. VIRTUAL, IN-PERSON, and HYBRID (virtual AND in-person) Festival Passes are available here.

Purchase your ticket through Brown Paper Tickets; come to the show!
You can also purchase a ticket on the day of the screening at Northwest Film Forums box office (1515 12th Ave, Seattle).
If you have purchased a Hybrid or In-Person-Only Festival Pass, well be able to look you up at Will Call by the name you purchased under.

*** Public safety notice ***

NWFF patrons will be required to wear face coverings while in the building. To be admitted, patrons ages 12+ will also be required to present EITHER proof of COVID-19 vaccination OR a negative result from a COVID-19 test administered within the last 48 hours by an official testing facility.

NWFF is adapting to evolving recommendations to protect the public from COVID-19. Read more about their policies regarding cleaning, masks, and capacity limitations at bit.ly/nwffcovidsafety

We reserve the option to shift the festival to virtual-only on short notice.

Festival - Local Sightings Film Festival 2021: Short Film Programs

In this program:
Coffee & Sugar
Reflections on an unbelievable marriage of 62 years are vibrantly portrayed through a mixture of hand-drawn and stop-motion techniques.

(Andy Volk, US, 2021, 8 min)

Dear Nanay
World Premiere!

A love letter to her grandmother that explores the filmmakers early memories in the Philippines, and the search for refuge from pandemic anxiety and domestic claustrophobia.

(Frances Grace Mortel, US, 2021, 3 min)

Call Me Back
World Premiere!

The last voicemail from the filmmakers grandmother forms the foundation of an experimental film meditating on loss and haunted space. Shot on Super 8mm film.

(Melina Kiyomi Coumas, US, 2020, 3 min)

Her Resolve
Northwest Premiere!

A young woman uses the lessons left behind by her father to help herself accept his passing, find closure, and reconnect to the creativity that he had helped her foster in life.

(Marissa Dingman, US, 4 min)

World Premiere!

Whenever a 10-year-old boy has a bad day, the best way to lighten his mood is to play a VR game his mom made for him before she died. Featuring live-action and animation.

(Tifa Tomb, US, 2021, 10 min)

Family Recipe
Grandfathers baking lesson teaches a young girl acceptance, as she learns the similarities between ingredients and people.

(Kamari Bright, US, 2021, 5 min)

Ten Facts
World Premiere!

Saddled by the weight of fading memories and aging in place, an elderly man and his daughter share a morning together.

(Schuyler Schwafel, US, 2020, 13 min)

The Meantime
World Premiere!

Living with dementia under the care of her family, an 87-year-old woman is able to forget her formative years under wartime occupation and experience something like a second childhood.

(Sam Pess, US, 2021, 6 min)

Wilson's Market: A Mom and Pop Story
In the small town of Bandon, Oregon, the owner of a beloved lunch deli tries to protect his business, family, and community during the COVID pandemic.

(Trenton Fraser, US, 2021, 9 min)

Old News Is So Exciting
World Premiere!

To cope with a hereditary disease which causes each member of the Mori family to vanish when they turn thirty, theyve developed a celebration to attend their own funerals before they vanish.

(Anthony Kit Lee, Canada, 2020, 11 min)


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122
United States





Ticketing, concessions, cinemas, restrooms, and our public edit lab are located on Northwest Film Forum's ground floor, which is wheelchair accessible. We have a limited number of assistive listening devices available for programs hosted in our larger theater, Cinema 1. These devices are maintained by the Technical Director, and can be requested at the ticketing and concessions counter. The Forum does NOT have assistive devices for the visually impaired, and is not (yet) a scent-free venue. Our commitment to increasing access for our audiences is ongoing, and we welcome all public input on the subject! If you have additional specific questions about accessibility at our venue, please contact our Executive Director Vivian Hua at vivian@nwfilmforum.org

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