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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

ALT Shorts

Strange animations, cinematic explorations, and some formal experiments that work on a purely emotional level.

May 23, 2013
9:00 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Festival Date has passed

Packaged Films

A Beginning a Middle and an End

A truck explodes into a kaleidoscope of painted, optically printed animation.


Using the 1963 film Charade, Hughes explores the many identities of Cary Grant.

Funny Games Ghost

Scenes from both versions of Michael Haneke’s Funny Games layered on top of each other.

In Transit

Airline travel and dance are combined through a cinematic filter.

Keep a Modest Head

Colorfully surrealistic biography of one of the last French surrealists.

Radio Minos

Archival footage and a jazzy soundtrack contrast with modern dark humor.


WWII-era radio dramas are cut up with animated photos to deconstruct the nuclear family.

Sunny Afternoon

A humorous structural film that muses on the concept of time (and sitting down).


Direct animation that paints, scratches, and perfectly syncs with its soundtrack.
Running Time: 87 minutes