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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.

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Filmistaan

India | 2012 | 117 minutes | Nitin Kakkar

In this optimistic comedy, Sunny, an irrepressible Indian wannabe-actor, is mistaken for an American and kidnapped by Pakistani terrorists. Discovering his captors share his love for Bollywood, Sunny finds that cinema is his best escape route.

The Final Member

Canada | 2012 | 75 minutes | Jonah Bekhor, Zach Math

Join Sigurdur "Siggi" Hjartarson, founder and head of the Icelandic Phallological Museum, on his quest to find a donor of the final member that will complete his collection: the human penis.

Finding Hillywood

USA | 2013 | 57 minutes | Chris Towey, Leah Warshawski

Hillywood, the Rwandan film industry, is given the spotlight in this affectionate portrait featuring the filmmaking community, the blossoming film festival culture, and the joy of the people as they experience Rwandan cinema on the big screen.

First Draft

180 minutes |

6:30-9:30pm (Film Center Theater)
$5 - General Audience, Free - SIFF Members

First Draft centers on a table reading of a script in development with professional actors, followed by audience feedback and a networking reception. The First Draft screenwriting workshop series gives local writers an exciting chance to stage live readings of their work with professional actors. Film fans also have the opportunity, along with industry professionals, to offer immediate and constructive criticism.

Five Dances

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Alan Brown

A coming out tale of an extraordinarily gifted young dancer recently arrived in New York City (Ryan Steele, Broadway's Newsies, West Side Story, and 2013 multi-Tony Nominee Matilda), Five Dances is a visually sensual glimpse of life and first love in New York's downtown contemporary dance world.

Flicker

Sweden | 2012 | 96 minutes | Patrik Eklund

In this off-kilter ensemble comedy, a telecom in the town of Backberga is poised to make a long-overdue service upgrade when an accident triggers a power failure, setting off a cascade of bizarre mishaps and missed love connections.

Flight of the Storks

France | 2012 | 180 minutes | Jan Kounen

This stylish, globetrotting psychological thriller plays like David Fincher's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo mixed with the amnesiac, wrong man madness of Christopher Nolan's Memento to create a tale of diamonds, dames, and killer storks.

Fly Filmmaking Challenge 2013

2012 | 55 minutes |

Inspired by works of art created by one of the 2012 Artist Trust Fellows, our four Fly Filmmakers (Ben Andrews, Amy Enser, Lulu Gargiulo, and Curtis Taylor) rose to the challenge with original films that were shot in neighborhoods across Seattle.

Forbidden Voices

Switzerland | 2012 | 96 minutes | Barbara Miller

Despite constant resistance, influential cyber feminists from Cuba, China, and Iran keep blogging about abuses in their countries. Yoani Sánchez, Zeng Jinyan, and Farnaz Seifi courageously write about political issues under increasing scrutiny from their governments and at the risk of their own lives.

The Forgotten Kingdom

USA | 2013 | 96 minutes | Andrew Mudge

When Atang returns to Lesotho to bury his father, he falls in love with his childhood friend Dineo and reconnects with the mystic landscape and hardships of village life he left behind.

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