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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.

Keep a Modest Head

Documentary Short Film: Grand Jury Prize

Canada | 2012 | 19 minutes

Colorfully surrealistic biography of one of the last French surrealists.

Still Mine

Best Actor – James Cromwell: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

Canada | 2012 | 102 minutes

An exquisitely mounted and deeply affecting love story about one man's determination to create a suitable home for his ailing wife. Veterans James Cromwell and Genevieve Bujold are nothing short of magnificent as they mine the subtext in the story of a couple with a deep and complicated past.

Mobile Homes

Live Action Short Film: Special Jury Prize

USA | 2012 | 14 minutes

A pregnant woman chooses to escape her bleak existence when she realizes her son might be taken away from her.

Decoding Annie Parker

Best Actress – Samantha Morton: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

USA | 2013 | 91 minutes

Special Benefit Screenings to support the King Lab at the Unversity of Washington - a group devoted to the understanding of inherited breast and ovarian cancer.

Penny Dreadful

Live Action Short Film: Special Jury Prize

USA | 2012 | 18 minutes

When Dennis is asked to help abduct a nine-year-old girl, he is eager to take the job … until this simple plan goes horribly awry.

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

Reel NW Award presented by KCTS 9

USA | 2013 | 83 minutes

This vibrant and joyful documentary chronicles the life of experimental filmmaker, poet, and queer activist James Broughton from the mid-century San Francisco Renaissance to his death in 1999.

My Right Eye (The Apple of my Eye)

Live Action Short Film: Grand Jury Prize

Spain | 2012 | 13 minutes

On the last day of summer, Zurdo makes one last visit to his grandmother with the intuition that he may never see her again.

The Punk Singer

Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision presented by Women in Film/Seattle

USA | 2013 | 80 minutes

Feminism, punk music, and rare archival footage slam together in this blazing history of riot grrrl pioneer Kathleen Hanna (Bikini Kill, Le Tigre), featuring interviews including Joan Jett and Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz.

The Spectacular Now

Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature: Grand Jury Prize

USA | 2013 | 95 minutes

When good girl Aimee finds party boy Sutter passed out on her lawn, each of them get their worlds rocked in ways that will profoundly affect both of their lives in this sincere and refreshingly unaffected look at teenagers. Smartly adapted from Tim Tharp's best-selling novel. Ages 15+

Blackbird

Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature: Special Jury Prize

Canada | 2012 | 106 minutes

An alienated teenager's online posturing threat ignites a firestorm of fear in a small community in this disturbing and perceptive look at how our media-fuelled, post- Columbine culture of fear can transform typical teen angst into intimations of murder. Ages 15+

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