SIFF 2024 Trailer

Festival, Video

SIFF 2024 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.

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.


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.

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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.


Festival First Look: Six Films to Celebrate SIFFTY

March 12, 2024

Six films to celebrate SIFFTY. An early lineup preview release.


SIFF 2024 Social Media Toolkit

February 22, 2024

The 50th Seattle International Film Festival social media toolkit will help you celebrate 50 years of surprising cinema at the Seattle International Film Festival, from May 9 to 19, 2024.


My Festival Journey

January 15, 2024

Hear from Megan Leonard on her film festival journey—from starting as a programming intern at SIFF in 2010, to having her film premiering at Sundance this month.

Cinema, Events, Festival

Guests Scheduled for DocFest 2023

September 21, 2023

SIFF's third annual DocFest returns October 5-12, 2023 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Join us for a celebration of all films documentary, with the very filmmakers and experts who brought these films to life.

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