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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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Browse Award Winners

Big Joy: The Adventures of James Broughton

USA | 2013 | 83 minutes | Eric Slade, Stephen Silha

Reel NW Award presented by KCTS 9

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.

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+

C.O.G.

USA | 2013 | 87 minutes | Kyle Patrick Alvarez

SIFF 2013 Best New American Cinema: Grand Jury Prize

This first film adaptation of David Sedaris' work is a funny and poignant portrait of a lost soul and the amusing characters he meets as he pursues his Steinbeckian dream—to spend his summer working on an apple farm in Oregon.

The Crash Reel

USA | 2013 | 109 minutes | Lucy Walker

SIFF 2013 Best Documentary: Special Jury Prize

The rise and brutal fall of world-renowned snowboarder Kevin Pearce. Battling with rival Shaun White as the Olympics approach, Pearce crashes and suffers a severe brain injury. His desire to return to snowboarding drives his recovery, but Kevin's family struggles with his selfish passion.

Decoding Annie Parker

USA | 2013 | 91 minutes | Steven Bernstein

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

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.

Ernest & Celestine

France | 2012 | 79 minutes | Benjamin Renner, Stephane Aubier, Vincent Patar

Youth Jury Award for Best Films4Families Feature: Grand Jury Prize

Little mice are taught to be afraid of bears, but when little Celestine's dreams of meeting one is realized, the shabby Ernest proves to be the best friend an open-minded mouse could ask for. In French with English subtitles. All ages

Fanie Fourie's Lobola

South Africa | 2013 | 90 minutes | Henk Pretorius

Best Film: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

After Fanie takes Dinky, a strong Zulu woman, to his Afrikaans family wedding, the two find an unexpectedly fun cross-cultural romance. But in order to marry Dinky, Fanie must negotiate to pay Lobola (a South African dowry).

Harmony Lessons

Kazakhstan | 2013 | 110 minutes | Emir Baigazin

SIFF 2013 Best New Director: Grand Jury Prize

A stark, surreal, strange, and entirely riveting tale of a marginalized teenage boy. Young Kazakh director Emir Baigazin's accomplished debut creates a poetic and mature study of school bullying and the strength of the survival instinct in a small town in rural Kazakhstan.

Horses of God

Morocco | 2012 | 115 minutes | Nabil Ayouch

Best Director – Nabil Ayouch: SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Awards

An intimate portrait of three young boys growing up on the outskirts of Casablanca. Critically acclaimed at Cannes, this film is a major achievement by one of North Africa's most important filmmakers.

Our Nixon

USA | 2013 | 85 minutes | Penny Lane

SIFF 2013 Best Documentary: Grand Jury Prize

This all-archival documentary, constructed from Super8 footage shot by three White House aides (Watergate conspirators Ehrlichman, Haldeman, and Chapin), creates an intimate and complex portrait of the Nixon presidency, as it has never been seen before.

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