Visiting Programs

SIFF serves the community by making our cinemas available for film premieres, special events, and other programs on a rental basis.  Please visit our rental page for details. These are some upcoming rental presentations that are open to the public.

2015 Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival

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SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Visiting Program
All your celluloid dreams will bloom at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival! With a glamorous opening night party and a wild and provocative collection of films from around the world, get ready for new and exciting stories in LGBT cinema. Full program and tickets available at #QueerItUp!

SLGFF is also at Northwest Film Forum, AMC Pacific Place, and other venues. Presented by Three Dollar Bill Cinema.

2015 Seattle Polish Film Festival

Now Playing

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Visiting Program
Produced and presented by the non-profit Seattle-Gdynia Sister City Association, the Seattle Polish Film Festival (SPFF) is an annual event showcasing the best of Polish cinema since the early 1990s. For more information please visit

2015 Kickstarter Film Festival

October 15

USA | 120 Minutes (Approx)

SIFF Film Center | Free Screening Event
Grab some popcorn, take a seat, and be ready for some laughs and some tears — the 5th Annual Kickstarter Film Festival is coming to a theater near you. This year’s festival is bigger than ever. On one night in October, 32 theaters across the United States will screen an expertly curated selection of some of the best short and feature films funded on Kickstarter. Note: Reserved tickets do not guarantee admission. Seating will be first come first seated until the venue is full.

2015 Seattle South Asian Film Festival

October 16 - 18, 2015

SIFF Film Center | Visiting Program
From October 15–24, come celebrate the 10th anniversary of Seattle South Asian Film Festival at venues throughout Seattle. Fasten your seat belts for a roller coaster 11-day experience with parties, panels, visiting guests, and thought provoking films for every age. For more details and tickets visit

Seattle 48 Hour Horror Film Project

November 2

100 min (approx)

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Visiting Program
30 local filmmaking teams create 30 short horror films in only two days! Do you like to be scared? Do you love Hitchcock? Bring on the fake blood and the rumbling undercurrent sound effect and get ready for a weekend you won't forget. 

An Evening with Michelle Visage

November 11

180 Minutes

SIFF Cinema Egyptian | Visiting Program
Third Place Books presents Michelle Visage in person for the release of her new book "The Diva Rules: Ditch the Drama, Find Your Strength, and Sparkle Your Way to the Top." Michelle will be in conversation with Seattle’s own Jinkx Monsoon, the season 4 winner of "RuPaul’s Drag Race"!

The House That Jack Built

November 12

USA | 2014 | 87 | Henry Barrial

SIFF Film Center | Visiting Program
From the award winning screenwriter Joseph Vasquez (Hangin' with the Homeboys) comes this Latino drama about an enterprising young man who buys an apartment building and moves in his extended family. Starring E.J. Bonilla ("Four") and Melissa Fumero ("Brooklyn Nine-Nine").