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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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Paraguay | 2012 | 105 minutes | Juan Carlos Maneglia, Tana Schémbori

A teenage delivery boy working in an illegal Paraguayan market must dodge thieves, rival gangs, and the police when he is offered $100 to transport a load of mysterious-and highly sought-after-crates to the edge of town. Ages 15+

The African Cypher

South Africa | 2012 | 89 minutes | Bryan Little

A survey of the extraordinary street dance styles across South Africa, director Bryan Little's award-winning documentary drills deeper into the philosophy of the dancer's self-expression and, especially, the souls of two extraordinary young performers. Ages 13+

Ali

Spain | 2012 | 86 minutes | Paco R. Baños

In this delightfully quirky coming-of-age comedy, 18-year-old Ali is afraid of driving and of falling in love, which gets complicated when Julio comes on the scene. Ages 13+

Blackbird

Canada | 2012 | 106 minutes | Jason Buxton

Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature: Special Jury Prize

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+

Geography Club

USA | 2013 | 90 minutes | Gary Entin

With nobody to turn to but each other, a group of repressed gay teens form an after-school club in this adaptation of the cherished 2003 young adult novel by Seattle-based author Brent Hartinger. Ages 13+

I Declare War

USA | 2012 | 94 minutes | Jason Lapeyre, Robert Wilson

A group of 13-year-old friends armed with sticks gather for a Capture the Flag game in the woods. For them, the weapons are real and the game is deadly serious as they form allegiances, stage rebellions, and discover treacheries that blur fantasy and reality. Ages 13+

The Spectacular Now

USA | 2013 | 95 minutes | James Ponsoldt

Youth Jury Award for Best FutureWave Feature: Grand Jury Prize

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+

Spud 2: The Madness Continues

South Africa | 2013 | 90 minutes | Donovan Marsh

Spud is still marching slowly toward puberty as a sophomore at a South African boarding school. While he's no longer the youngest in school, that's not going to save him from the challenges of growing up. John Cleese returns in this spectacular sequel. Ages 13+