Short Films

Eastern Boys

France | 2013 | 128 minutes | Robin Campillo

In this erotically charged nail-biter, middle-aged French businessman Daniel changes his life with a single act. When Daniel shyly propositions a Ukrainian hustler in the Gare du Nord, the younger man keeps the date—but doesn’t show up alone.

The Editor’s Toolkit

120 minutes

The Editors Toolkit, a not to be missed opportunity to converse with experts in the field of Visual Effects.

Electro Chaabi

Egypt | 2013 | 77 minutes | Hind Meddeb

Cairo's wedding festival music is made over in a hyper collision of hip-hop, electro, and folk called "mahraganat," which flourishes across social classes following the revolution.

Elsa & Fred

USA | 2014 | 104 minutes | Michael Radford

Shirley MacLaine and Christopher Plummer star in this remake of the SIFF Golden Space Needle award-winning Spanish film as late-in-life lovers who see the world anew through each other.

The Emergence of Native Filmmaking

60 minutes

Visiting and local first nations filmmakers discuss the contemporary trends and challenges of capturing their own stories.

An Evening with Chiwetel Ejiofor

May 19 | Tribute Screening and Reception

Chiwetel Ejiofor is one of the modern acting world's most treasured and versatile performers. Prior to the evening's screening of Half of a Yellow Sun, Ejiofor will receive the Seattle International Film Festival Award for Outstanding Achievement in Acting. A Q&A with the actor will follow.

An Evening with Quincy Jones

June 4 | Tribute Event and Screening

Join acclaimed artist Quincy Jones for a special screening of his film Keep On Keepin' On, featuring the jazz-legend Clark Terry and blind piano prodigy Justin Kauflin. Mr. Jones will be honored with the Festival's Lifetime Achievement Award before the screening, and will take part in a conversation following the film.

An Evening with the Justin Kauflin Trio

100 minutes

June 5 at The Triple Door, with introduction by Quincy Jones.

Enhance the experience of the film Keep On Keepin' On by spending the evening with one of its star subjects: the exciting blind jazz pianist Justin Kauflin, with his Trio composed of drummer Billy Williams, and bassist Christopher Smith. With introduction by Quincy Jones.

Everything We Loved

New Zealand | 2014 | 100 minutes | Max Currie

After the tragic loss of their only child, magicians Charlie and Andrea go to darkly irrational lengths to deal with their grief. As their desperate need to become a family again increases, their grip on reality loosens and the magicians’ illusion takes over.