Jury Awards Announced At Local Sightings 2014

Mike Attie and Meghan O'Hara accept the jury award for best feature (In Country), from jurors Richard Herskowitz and Maximón Monihan at the Closing Night award ceremony of Local Sightings Film Festival 2014. Photo by Susan Maughlin Wood, www.punchbeam.com.

Northwest Film Forum is pleased to announce the jury prizes of the 17th annual Local Sightings Film Festival, awarded during festival closing night on October 2, 2014.

Every year, an expert jury at Local Sightings awards one feature and one short film with a cash prize. In addition, the Seattle Composers Alliance awarded the fourth year of best original feature and short film score. Naked City Brewery & Taphouse also awarded the fourth year of its Local Sightings audience award for best feature and short.

2014 LOCAL SIGHTINGS FILM FESTIVAL JURY PRIZES

Best Feature Film: IN COUNTRY by Mike Attie and Meghan O’Hara (Seattle, WA – 80 min)

Best Short Film: MARIO by Tess Martin (Seattle, WA – 3 min)

2014 SEATTLE COMPOSERS ALLIANCE AWARDS

Best Feature Score: THE EXHIBITION, score by Daryl Bennett (Miho Yamamoto & Damon Vignale – Vancouver, BC – 92 min)

Best Short Score: MAUREEN, score by Melody Loveless (Kara Schoonmaker and Anna Conser – Seattle, WA – 30 min)

2014 NAKED CITY AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD

Best Feature Film: THE DEVICE by Jeremy Berg (Burien, WA – 87 min)

Best Short Film: THE NEW WEST by Peter Edlund (Seattle, WA – 15 min)

Read the full award press release here >

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