SIFF & Chill 2024

SIFF & Chill 2024

May 18, 2024

The SIFFTY celebration continues May 20-27 with select films streaming on the SIFF Channel. Purchase a streaming ticket by midnight on Monday, May 20 to be entered to win a limited edition SIFFTY swag bag plus a code for 50% off SIFFTY merch and two medium bags of SIFF Cinema Downtown’s famous chocolate popcorn delivered to your home.

Festival, Industry, News

SIFF 2024 Award Winners

May 19, 2024

A full list of the award-winning films from the 50th Seattle International Film Festival.


Icing on the Cake: Interview with SIFFTY Cake Maker Amanda Katherine Pitsch

May 16, 2024

Who was the baker of the giant delight that was the SIFFTY cake on Opening Night? Meet Amanda Katherine Pitsch, the multidisciplinary artist and production designer who made a lot of SIFF-goers’ nights on May 9.

Festival, Video

Behind the Scenes: The Making of the 50th Seattle International Film Festival Trailer

May 15, 2024

Ever wonder how our festival promo trailer gets made? Read on, as we take a closer look at the production of the SIFFTY trailer—a captivating piece that captures the essence of 50 years of must-see films.

Archives, Festival

Oral History Interviews with the FOOLs 1997-99

May 13, 2024

For the 25th anniversary of the Seattle International Film Festival in 1999, Fool Serious member Doug Ing recorded several oral histories with other FOOLs on Hi-8 video. He recently took the tapes to Victory Studios to have them digitized, and we’ve now made them available on our YouTube.

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Celebrating World Premieres with SIFFTY

May 10, 2024

Each year, the Seattle International Film Festival is proud to host films from across the globe as they celebrate their U.S., North American, and world premieres. So here’s an extra-special SIFFTY toast to each of the films making their world premieres at our 50th anniversary Festival!

Festival, News

King County Proclamation of Seattle International Film Festival 50th Anniversary Day

May 9, 2024

May 9, 2024 is officially Seattle International Film Festival 50th Anniversary Day in King County.

Events, Festival

Forty Years of a Fantasy Cult Classic

May 8, 2024

It’s been 40 years since The NeverEnding Story first transported kids and adults alike to its fantasy realm of cutting-edge practical effects, and the Seattle International Film Festival is partnering with Cross-Faded Cinema again this year to bring you a special presentation of the beloved classic.


Selling Quickly

May 7, 2024

A list updated daily of films and events selling quickly at the 49th annual Seattle International Film Festival (in person May 11-21, 2023, followed by a week of select films streaming May 22–28).

Archives, Festival

Looking Back: The SIFF Archives Are Now Available Online

May 1, 2024

The SIFF Archives are the culmination of nearly two years of compiling, digitizing, and organizing materials from SIFF’s past. You’ll find interactive flipbooks of each Festival’s catalog, photo and video assets, full lists of the feature films that we played each year, and other highlights. Learning about the history of Seattle’s film scene has never been easier, and it’s all publicly available—for researchers and the casually interested alike.

Festival, News

50th Seattle International Film Festival Merch is Here!

April 30, 2024

Our Festival Merch has hit the SIFF Shop! Celebrate in style with a fabulous and festive tee, hat, hoodie, and more. Order online, or get your merch in-person on Opening Night or at our Lounge or Downtown shop locations.

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