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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

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.

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.

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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.

April at SIFF

April 1, 2024

With the new month we welcome a new lineup of films, series, events, and more! See what's happening this April at SIFF Cinemas.

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.

Cinema, Events

A Monster of One’s Own

March 21, 2024

Lifelong Godzilla fan Justin Robert Vinall recently introduced a 70th anniversary screening of Godzilla as part of the March Monster Madness series. Justin recalls the movie-going experiences that cemented his place as a Godzilla super-fan, as well as where the film has come in the 70 years since its release.

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.

Cinema, Events

SIFF Tiny Mic Interview: Ben Gibbard

March 14, 2024

A SIFF Tiny Mic Interview with SIFF Board Member and luminary Seattle musician Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie, The Postal Service) as part of our new Talking Pictures series.

Festival

Festival First Look: Six Films to Celebrate SIFFTY

March 12, 2024

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

Cinema, News

An Update to Our In-Person Ticket Pricing

March 6, 2024

As of Friday, March 1, SIFF has introduced a $2.00 service fee per ticket to all in-person purchases.

Cinema, Events

March at SIFF

February 29, 2024

With the new month we welcome a new lineup of films, series, events, and more! See what's happening this March at SIFF Cinemas.

Festival

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.

Cinema

February at SIFF

February 1, 2024

With the new month we welcome a new lineup of films, series, events, and more! See what's happening this February at SIFF Cinemas.

Festival

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

Mean Girls: Events and Giveaways

January 8, 2024

Join SIFF for exciting Mean Girls events and a giveaway - from Mean Girls-inspired Top Pot doughnuts to the groolest movie event with Armoire, and more!

Cinema

January at SIFF

January 4, 2024

With the new month we welcome a new lineup of films, series, events, and more! See what's happening this January at SIFF Cinemas.

Photo Gallery

SIFF Education Year-in-Review: 2023

December 20, 2023

A look back at this year of SIFF Education, from Film Talks to Filmmaking Camps and more!

Cinema, Events, Video

SIFF Cinema Downtown Grand Opening

December 18, 2023

Enjoy these highlights from the opening of SIFF Cinema Downtown. Video created by our friends at Seattle Video Productions.

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