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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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A Shape of Error

USA | 2012 | 73 minutes | Abigail Child

Shot with a 16mm camera and cast without professional actors, this intimate portrayal is an imaginary home movie about nineteenth-century poet Percy Shelley and his wife, the novelist and author of Frankenstein, Mary Shelley.

Sheroes in the Media: From Guerrilla Girls to Women in Film

90 minutes |

3:00-4:30pm (Film Center Classroom)
$5 - General Audience, Free - SIFF Members

How are women, both real and fictional, represented in American culture and around the world? How do advocates of media literacy, as well as media makers, subvert these messages or offer alternatives for empowerment through their work?  Join the conversation with activists and groundbreaking artists. 

Short Filmmakers Happy Hour & Panel: Making the Most of Any Festival

90 minutes |

4:30pm-6:00pm (Film Center Classroom)
$10 - General Audience, $5 SIFF Members

Join us for libations and important tips from fellow filmmakers that will make your experience at any festival an exceptional one. 

Short Stories

Russia | 2012 | 105 minutes | Mikhail Segal

Short Stories is about a writer and his short story manuscript that finds its way into the lives of the publishers that rejected it. The five stories are a tableau of entertaining ultra-contemporary Russian tales.

Short Term 12

USA | 2013 | 96 minutes | Destin Daniel Cretton

The film follows Grace, a twenty-something supervisor at a foster-care facility for at-risk teenagers. Grace is a formidable caretaker as she deals with her own difficult past in this authentic film of heart and humor.

ShortsFest Closing Night 2013

2013 | 86 minutes |

SIFF's annual celebration of the short form finishes off with this wonderfully varied program examining the breezy joy and tremendous complexity found in the best short films.

ShortsFest Opening Night 2013

2013 | 87 minutes |

It is our great pleasure to open our ShortsFest weekend with this collection of superb short films from around the world that exemplify the art of storytelling in all its variety. Comedy and drama, live action and animation—these films prove that short is truly sweet.

SIFF at Snoqualmie: Smoke Signals

May 17, 2013

USA | 1998 | 89 minutes | Chris Eyre

Celebrating Native American Cinema and the 15th Anniversary of Smoke Signals. Free Admission, Ages 21+

Sing Me the Songs That Say I Love You - A Concert for Kate McGarrigle

USA | 2012 | 107 minutes | Lian Lunson

This simply and intimately shot concert film captures the emotions of sibling performers Martha and Rufus Wainwright as they pay tribute to their recently departed mother, beloved Canadian folk musician Kate McGarrigle.

SOMM

USA | 2012 | 100 minutes | Jason Wise

SOMM is the riveting story of four sommeliers attempting to pass the prestigious Master Sommelier exam, a test with one of the lowest pass rates in the world. Fewer than 200 people in the world have ever earned the title Master Sommelier.

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