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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.

Cinema, Festival

Five Roles that Made SIFF Fall in Love with June Squibb

April 26, 2024

We’re opening this year’s Festival with the comedy–action flick Thelma because watching Squibb do her own stunts at 93 years old in her first leading film role is a complete joy to watch. Love June Squibb as much as we do? Meet the wonderful, utterly hilarious actor behind these amazing cinematic moments at a special Honoree Brunch at Palace Kitchen May 11!

Cinema, Festival

Choose Your SIFFTY 6-Pack Party Theme!

April 25, 2024

Hoping to catch a wide range of movies this year but only have your eye on a couple so far? Bought a 6-Pack but not sure which of SIFFTY’s 144 features to use it on? No matter what kind of partier you are, we’ve got you covered with these suggested 6-Pack party themes.

Events, Festival

SIFFTY Passport

April 24, 2024

Three cheers for SIFFTY years! If you loved exploring the movieverse last year with your handy dandy Captain’s Log, then hold onto your party hat because we’ve brought back the fun this year in the form of the SIFFTY Passport.

Events, Festival

Celebrate SIFF’s Golden Anniversary with 16 Golden Tickets

April 22, 2024

Get ready to party! It’s our golden anniversary, and to kick things off right, SIFF is working with 16 local businesses and organizations to hide a limited number of Golden Tickets all around Seattle.

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Festival

Special Guests for SIFF 2024

April 17, 2024

A list of guests scheduled to attend the 50th Seattle International Film Festival.

Festival, Video

50th Seattle International Film Festival Trailer

April 17, 2024

The official trailer for the 50th Seattle International Film Festival, in theaters May 9–19 and streaming on the SIFF Channel May 20–27.

Cinema, Festival, News

2024 cINeDIGENOUS Program Highlights

April 12, 2024

A sneak preview of some of the films featured in the cINeDIGENOUS program at the 50th Seattle International Film Festival.

Cinema, Festival

SIFFRAFF's Most Surprising Cinema Moments

April 8, 2024

This year’s Seattle International Film Festival ushers in 50 Years of Surprising Cinema for SIFF, a milestone achievement for all the film lovers who have come together over the past half century to delight in films that shock, awe, and inspire. We here at the SIFF office thought it would be fun to kick off the SIFFTY season by sharing some of our most surprising cinema moments with you.

Cinema, Festival

Individuals and Immortality: Tilda Swinton

March 25, 2024

A 1993 interview with Tilda Swinton about her role in the film Orlando. Interview by Andy Spletzer, a former film critic and current programmer for the Seattle International Film Festival.

Events, Festival, Industry

Justine Barda’s Best of Berlinale 2024

March 20, 2024

Berlinale wrapped its 74th annual festival last month, culminating another spectacular 11-day showcase of artistic, forward-thinking, and political films. Justine Barda, one of our Senior Programmers, was there to enjoy some exciting new releases and experience the jubilant atmosphere of this fixture of Berlin culture.

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