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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.

Fly Filmmaking Challenge 2013

Directors Ben Andrews, Amy Enser, LuLu Gargiulo, Curtis Taylor scheduled to attend | May 27

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.

Schedule
May 27, 2013
Monday
4:00 PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian Date has passed
June 5, 2013
Wednesday
4:30 PM SIFF Cinema Uptown Date has passed

Packaged Films

A Gift

A Gift introduces Samuel Green, Washington State’s first poet laureate, whose poetry inspired The Only Time We Have. Samuel uses poetry to make sense of his life experiences as well as to better understand others.

Breathing in Wartime

Breathing in Wartime is a circular narrative that elides the transformation of an industrial district with the uncertain progress of its citizens.

Golden Silence

Inspired by a goldfish while attending a Humanities Conference, Derek Sheffield crafted a poem based on duality and symbolism which strongly inspired Curtis Taylor’s Breathing in Wartime.

It's Music, People!

A glimpse into the world of Samantha Boshnack, an eclectic musician and diverse composer whose work provides the foundation for Ben Andrews’ The Three Stars.

The Only Time We Have

What does it mean to be the last in a lineage? The Only Time We Have explores the day in a life of an elderly man who reflects back on a sliver of time that changes the course of his life forever.

The Rhythm of Inspiration

Jovino Santos Neto, the artist who inspired Lulu Gargiulo's Two Friends, details his journey through the transformative power of music, its link to nature, and the sounds that surround our everyday lives.

The Three Stars

Amid an atmosphere of mounting cultural and economic tensions, an innocent stopover brings a elderly shop owner, a business man, and his wife together in an unexpected and powerful tale of prosperity, longevity and good fortune.

Two Friends

Two Friends is a day in the life of Bobby, a gregarious 80-year-old nursing home resident and his caregiver Solomon, a shy African immigrant. In this unlikely relationship, we see that there's more than one way to care for a friend.
Year: 2012
Running Time: 55 minutes