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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.

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!

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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: 2024

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.

Cinema, Video

SIFF Tiny Mic Interview: Fantasy A

December 14, 2023

A SIFF Tiny Mic Interview with Seattle rapper Fantasy A for the Seattle Film Critics Society screening of Fantasy A Gets A Mattress.

Cinema, Events

Win a Golden Ticket at Wonka

December 13, 2023

You’ll be leaping out of bed like Grandpa Joe with this news! Five (5) patrons attending Wonka at SIFF Cinema Downtown will have the chance to win a Golden Ticket, redeeming a year of free chocolate popcorn at Downtown AND a Film Pass to the 2024 Seattle International Film Festival. Golden Tickets are on the backs of five (5) random SIFF chocolate bars. 

A Film Frame of Mind with Megan Garbayo-López and Kelbi Maldonado

December 5, 2023

Presented by C89.5 in partnership with 4Culture, Coping 101’s Artist Mental Health Stories amplify voices from King County’s cultural sector to empower individual artists, uplift the creative community and destigmatize mental health from a teen’s perspective.

Cinema, SIFF Suggests

SIFFRAFF Selects: Unconventional for the Holidays

December 4, 2023

What makes a holiday film a holiday film? We found that, while not every movie is perfect for seasonal enjoyment, any movie can be considered a holiday favorite according to personal criteria. SIFFRAFF selected their favorite unconventional festive films, based on plot, vibes, feelings, or good ol' tradition.

December at SIFF

December 1, 2023

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

SIFF Tiny Mic Interview: Catherine Hardwicke

November 28, 2023

A SIFF Tiny Mic Interview with director Catherine Hardwick for the 15 Year Anniversary screening of Twilight.

Cinema, Events, Video

Twilight 15th Anniversary Recap

November 20, 2023

A recap of the 15 Year Anniversary screening of Twilight with Director Catherine Hardwicke on November 17, 2023. A super sparkly event that we’ll remember forever and ever!

Cinema

November at SIFF

November 1, 2023

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

Events, Photo Gallery

SIFF DocFest 2023 Gallery

October 17, 2023

Photo highlights from the third annual SIFF DocFest, held at SIFF Cinema Uptown from October 5-12, 2023.

Cinema, Events

Cinema Italian Style | Trailer

October 16, 2023

Cinema Italian Style features some of the best Italian films. Entering its 15th year, the festival will take place November 9–16, 2023 at SIFF Cinema Uptown. Join us for una settimana di straordinari film italiani. 

Cinema, Events

October at SIFF

October 1, 2023

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

Cinema

Dialogues with Laura Mars

September 26, 2023

SIFF Office Manager Caroline Beston selected and will be introducing our October Movie Club selection, Eyes of Laura Mars. She's provided some supplemental cinema if Eyes gives you a Giallo itch you want to scratch: "I enjoy thinking about how pieces of art examine different facets of the same elements and themes. This is a list of films I think of as in conversation with Eyes of Laura Mars, whether they came before and influenced its style, or were produced after and explore similar motifs."

Cinema

Sofia: What We Have Here Is a Dreamer

September 25, 2023

Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides was released in what many refer to as the “Best Film Year Ever”–1999. Read more reflections on the September Movie Club selection from SIFF Social Media Manager Shelby Smout.

Events, Photo Gallery

Marquee Gala 2023 Gallery

September 22, 2023

Highlights from the 2023 Marquee Gala at the Paramount Theatre. Thank you to all who attended!

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.

Cinema, News

$6 Movie Mondays

September 13, 2023

SIFF is excited to announce the start of $6 Movie Mondays at all SIFF Cinemas on September 18th. (Exclusions may apply.)

Cinema, Events

SIFF DocFest 2023 | Trailer

September 6, 2023

The official trailer for SIFF's third annual DocFest, a celebration of all films documentary. Happening October 5-12, 2023 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Cinema, Events

Marquee Gala Letterboxd Inspo

September 1, 2023

Find inspiration on our Letterboxd for our 2023 Marquee Gala, with our theme styled after the Golden Age of Hollywood.

Cinema

Troubled Teens on Screen

August 21, 2023

School’s back in session for a new Film Talk - The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen. Join local filmmaker Jeremy Cropf as he explores one of the most enduring genres of the past few decades - the teen movie.

Cinema, Events

Celebrate National Cinema Day at SIFF with $4 Tickets on August 27

August 21, 2023

All tickets, for all movies, formats, and showtimes for no more than $4!

Cinema

SIFFRAFF Selects: BACK2SCHOOL

August 11, 2023

Your school syllabus is here, and it lists SIFF Staff's required watching for this back to school season.

Photo Gallery

SIFF Cinema Barbie World Gallery

July 24, 2023

The Egyptian transformed into a SIFF Cinema Barbie World to kick off the sold-out opening of Barbie on July 20. Movie-goers dressed in their Barbie best as they walked the pink carpet, enjoyed treats from Trophy cupcakes, won trivia prizes, and more!

Cinema, SIFF Suggests

SIFFRAFF Selects: Dolls on Film

July 6, 2023

SIFF Staff compile a list of their favorite dolls in movies that have made an impact.

Cinema, Events

You're Invited - SIFF Cinema Barbie World

July 3, 2023

Dress in your Barbie best and join us for Barbie Opening Night on July 20 with photo ops on the pink carpet, free Barbie-esque cupcakes courtesy of Trophy Cupcakes, Barbie-themed trivia and giveaways, and more Barbiecore surprises.

Cinema

SIFF Summer Film Bingo

June 14, 2023

Check off the films you see this summer at any SIFF cinema on our SIFF Summer Film Bingo card for a chance to win sizzling hot prizes.

Cinema, SIFF Suggests

Queer SIFFRAFF Selects: Pride Picks

June 13, 2023

SIFF Staff compile a list of their favorite queer films. Happy Pride Month from SIFF!

Video

Series Trailer - Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch

June 10, 2023

The series trailer for Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch.

Photo Gallery

49th Seattle International Film Festival Gallery

June 9, 2023

The 49th annual Seattle International Film Festival held from May 11–21, 2023 taking Seattle moviegoers on a cinematic odyssey at venues across the city.

Cinema

Why David Lynch’s Dune is the best Dune (a purely personal opinion)

June 5, 2023

David Lynch's Dune will be shown at the Egyptian on June 21 and July 1 & 6 as part of SIFF's series, Dreams & Nightmares: The Films of David Lynch.

Cinema

Film Notes: Amarcord

June 5, 2023

Amarcord (1973) film notes by Tova Gannana for Greg Olson’s Life is a Feast: The Cinema of Federico Fellini at SIFF.

Cinema

Film Notes: Juliet Of The Spirits

May 31, 2023

Juliet Of The Spirits (1965) film notes by Tova Gannana for Greg Olson’s Life is a Feast: TheCinema of Federico Fellini series, running April to June 2023 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Events, Festival

SIFF 2023 Award Winners

May 21, 2023

A full list of the award-winning films from the 49th Seattle International Film Festival.

Festival

Selling Quickly

May 21, 2023

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).

Festival

SIFF & Chill Streaming Giveaway

May 20, 2023

Purchase a streaming ticket by midnight on Monday to be entered to win a limited edition swag bag full of goodies to enjoy while streaming!

Festival, Video

49th Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Montage

May 16, 2023

The opening night montage for the 49th Seattle International Film Festival, returning in person May 11–21, 2023.

Festival

Festival Greetings From Beth and Tom

May 11, 2023

Seattle International Film Festival 2023 greetings from SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett and SIFF Executive Director Tom Mara.

Cinema, Industry, News

SIFF Acquires Seattle Cinerama Theater

May 11, 2023

SIFF has acquired the Seattle Cinerama Theater and will be reopening the venue in 2023.

Festival

SIFF 2023 Captain’s Log

May 9, 2023

Captain’s Log, stardate 5202.3. Our destination is the SIFF movieverse, where every SIFFtronaut can win prizes for boldly going where no one has gone before!

Cinema

Film Notes: Nights Of Cabiria

May 2, 2023

Nights Of Cabiria (1957) film notes by Tova Gannana for Greg Olson’s Life is a Feast: The Cinema of Federico Fellini at SIFF.

Festival

Festival Greetings from Diana E. Knauf, SIFF Board President

May 1, 2023

Seattle International Film Festival 2023 greetings from Diana Knauf, SIFF Board President.

Festival

Explore Seattle to Find SIFF 2023 Golden Tickets

April 28, 2023

Liftoff in 3, 2, 1… To rocketboost your entry into the movieverse, SIFF is working with 12 local businesses to hide a limited number of Golden Tickets all around Seattle!

Cinema

Film Notes: La Strada

April 24, 2023

La Strada (1954) film notes by Tova Gannana for Greg Olson’s Life is a Feast: The Cinema of Federico Fellini series, running April to June 2023 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Festival, Video

49th Seattle International Film Festival Trailer

April 19, 2023

The official trailer for the 49th Seattle International Film Festival, returning in person May 11–21, 2023.

Cinema

Film Notes: I Vitelloni

April 18, 2023

I Vitelloni (1953) film notes by Tova Gannana for Greg Olson’s Life is a Feast: The Cinema of Federico Fellini series, running April to June 2023 at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

Festival

Festival Tease: Explore the Next 6 Titles

March 31, 2023

Take another peek into the movieverse with more Seattle International Film Festival titles just announced.

Festival, Programmer Picks

Meet the Programmers 2023

March 29, 2023

Meet the 25 programmers who watch films year-round to pluck the best of the best for the Seattle International Film Festival.

Festival

SIFF 2023 Social Media Toolkit

March 20, 2023

The 49th Seattle International Film Festival social media toolkit will help you #ExploretheMovieverse and celebrate all the films and festival fun with your community.

Festival, News

Festival Tease: Explore the First 6 Titles

March 14, 2023

Take a peek into the movieverse with the first six 49th Seattle International Film Festival titles just announced.

Industry, News

Beth's Oscars Recap 2023

March 13, 2023

SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett recaps the 95th Academy Awards from Michelle Yeoh's historic moment as first Asian Best Actress winner to the SIFF 2022 Opening Night film (Navalny) winning for Best Documentary.

Cinema

Key Frames: Reese's Essential Animations

March 8, 2023

Our Graphic Designer and resident animation aficionado Reese Iliakis writes about his favorite animated features and what makes the medium so special.

Festival

What's Your (Pass) Type?

February 23, 2023

Wondering what Seattle International Film Festival pass type is right for you? Take our quiz to find your perfect match.

Cinema, Events, Photo Gallery

Noir City 2023 Opening Night

February 10, 2023

Opening night of the 15th annual Noir City film festival at SIFF Cinema Egyptian on February 10, 2023.

Cinema, Festival, Industry, News

Oscar Nominees 2023 x SIFF

January 25, 2023

Full list of nominees for the 2023 Academy Awards, highlighting those that have played at SIFF.

Cinema

National Popcorn Day

January 19, 2023

Enjoy $1.00 popcorn (any size) at SIFF Cinema Uptown and Egyptian on January 19, 2023 in celebration of National Popcorn Day.

Cinema, Events, News

SIFFRAFF Musings: The Magic of Ponyo

December 6, 2022

A look into SIFF Graphic Designer Reese Iliakis' wonderfully informative Saturday Morning Cartoons introductions.

Cinema, Events, Festival, Industry

In Conversation with Cinema Italian Style Programmer, Angelo Acerbi

November 7, 2022

Programmer Angelo Acerbi answers a few questions from SIFF's Director of Marketing, Elodie Rousseau-Vercel, on the Cinema Italian Style festival.

Cinema, Events

Cat Cameos in Cinema

October 17, 2022

SIFF Programmer Dan Doody shares his thoughts on cats in film.

Cinema

Universal Monsters: A Whole Lot of Horror

September 28, 2022

SIFF Programmer Dan Doody shares his thoughts on Universal Monsters.

Cinema, Events, News

Dreams of Memory, Dreams of You: The Films of Philip K. Dick

September 14, 2022

SIFF Contributor Emily Sawan details the novels of Philip K. Dick and their adaptations featured at SIFF.

Cinema, Events, News

Celebrate National Cinema Day at SIFF with $3 Tickets on September 3

August 28, 2022

All tickets, for all movies, formats, and showtimes for no more than $3!

Cinema

Auteur Theory: Three Perspectives

August 12, 2022

Three members of our SIFF staff contribute their perspectives on auteur theory.

Events, News

Become a Year-Round Volunteer at SIFF!

July 22, 2022

SIFF Launches Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Cinema, Events, Industry

SIFF Interviews Jan Haaken, Director of Our Bodies, Our Doctors

July 19, 2022

SIFF Interviews Jan Haaken, Director of Our Bodies, Our Doctors

Festival, News

Remembering Maryna Ajaja

June 27, 2022

Seattle International Film Festival Senior Programmer Maryna Ajaja passed away on June 25, 2022. We will remember and love her always.

Cinema

SIFFRAFF Selects: Musical Biopics

June 22, 2022

SIFF Staff compile a list of their favorite musical biopics.

Cinema

SIFFRAFF Selects: Movie Cats

June 14, 2022

To celebrate the return of CatVideoFest, SIFF staff have compiled a list of their favorite movie cats!

News

An Update Regarding April 24 Incident at SIFF Cinema Egyptian

April 29, 2022

An update regarding April 24 incident at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

Festival, Industry, News

SIFF 2022 Award Winners

April 24, 2022

A full list of the award-winning films from the 48th Seattle International Film Festival (April 14-24, 2022).

Festival, News

Selling Quickly

April 23, 2022

A list updated daily of films and events selling quickly at the 48th annual Seattle International Film Festival (April 14-24, 2022).

Festival

Meet the SIFF Film Finder

April 6, 2022

Looking to get the most out of your Festival experience? SIFF has just the trick to aid you on your quest to seek new cinema.

Festival, Industry

Special Guests for SIFF 2022

April 5, 2022

A list of guests scheduled to attend the 48th Seattle International Film Festival.

Festival

Hide & Seek New Cinema with SIFF’s Hidden Festival Golden Tickets

April 4, 2022

Hide & Seek New Cinema with SIFF’s hidden Festival Golden Tickets.

Festival

Festival Greetings from Diana E. Knauf, SIFF Board President

March 31, 2022

Seattle International Film Festival 2022 greetings from Diana Knauf, SIFF Board President.

Festival, Programmer Picks

Meet the Programmers

March 30, 2022

Meet the 27 humans who programmed the 48th annual Seattle International Film Festival.

Festival, News

Festival Sneak Peek

March 22, 2022

A sneak peek at 10 buzzworthy titles predicted to be this year’s fan favorites at the 48th Seattle International Film Festival. Full lineup announced on March 30.

Festival

Seattle International Film Festival Merch is Here!

March 15, 2022

Seattle International Film Festival 2022 Merch is Here!

Festival

SIFF 2022 Social Media Toolkit

March 11, 2022

Embrace the 48th Seattle International Film Festival by applying these #SeekNewCinema social media toolkit tenets.

Cinema

SIFFRAFF Selects: Neo-Noir

February 14, 2022

In celebration of our 14th annual Noir City film festival, SIFF cinema staff select their favorite Neo-Noir films that in some way complicate, add to, or explore the classic black-and-white Noir film genre of tough gumshoes, classy broads, and the futility of man's world.

Cinema

SIFFRAFF Selects: Movie Moms

February 4, 2022

To celebrate the release of Pedro Almodovar's Parallel Mothers, SIFF Cinema staff share their favorite maternal characters in film.

Events, News

LANGSTON Produces Another Blockbuster Crash Camp in the Central District

December 8, 2021

LANGSTON produces another blockbuster Crash camp in the Central District.

Cinema

SIFFRAFF Selects: Coming of Age

November 19, 2021

With the release of Kenneth Branagh's Belfast, SIFF Cinema staff share their favorite coming of age flicks.

Festival, Industry, News

4th World Filmmakers on Nia Tero’s Seedcast

November 8, 2021

The 4th World Media Lab 2021 fellows talk on Nia Tero's Seedcast about the state of Native filmmaking and how Indigenous-focused spaces make room for growth.

Cinema

Free Pizza with Cinema Italian Style Pass

October 19, 2021

Purchase a Cinema Italian Style pass by October 31, 2021 and receive a complimentary pizza from Tutta Bella.

Cinema

SIFFRAFF Selects: What's Up, DocFest?

September 16, 2021

The SIFF staff—also known as “SIFFRAFF”—are so delighted by our upcoming DocFest that we decided to create a list of our favorite documentaries.

Events, News

cINeDIGENOUS Summer Film & Drive-In Series

July 22, 2021

With Nia Tero, we are thrilled to present the first cINeDIGENOUS Summer Film & Drive-In Series! The series features Indigenous-made films from around the world and all events are free and open to the public.

Cinema, Industry, News

An Update on Reopening

July 15, 2021

Returning to cinemas this October!

Industry

Jury Duty: Beth Barrett at Milwaukee Film Festival

May 12, 2021

SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett enlightens us on what's involved in being a film festival jury member, and recommends some films from the Milwaukee Film Festival 2021 lineup.

Festival, Industry, SIFFcast

Build It and They Will Come: Virtual Film Community

May 10, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Forum with Gemma Gracewood (Letterboxd), Lilly Riber (MUBI), and Lela Meadow-Conner (Film Festival Alliance).

Festival, SIFFcast

Diving Into Nature Roundtable

April 29, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with the directors of Son of Monarchs and Super Frenchie.

Festival, SIFFcast

cINeDIGENOUS: Roots and Ancestors Roundtable

April 22, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with the directors of Fruits of Labor and Waikiki.

Festival, SIFFcast

Taiwan Films Roundtable

April 22, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with the filmmakers from Final Exam, The Teacher, and Get the Hell Out.

Festival

SIFF 2021 Award Winners

April 18, 2021

A full list of the award-winning films from the 47th Seattle International Film Festival (April 8-18, 2021).

Festival, News

Selling Quickly

April 17, 2021

A list updated daily of films and events selling quickly at the 47th annual Seattle International Film Festival (April 8-18, 2021).

Festival, SIFFcast

World Building Through Production Design Roundtable

April 17, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with the directors of Wyrm, Potato Dreams of America, Strawberry Mansion, The Dog Who Wouldn't Be Quiet, and The Pink Cloud

Festival, SIFFcast

Ma Belle, My Beauty Q&A

April 17, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Q&A with Ma Belle, My Beauty director Marion Hill.

Festival, SIFFcast

Shifting Lenses Roundtable

April 16, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with the directors of I’M FINE (Thanks for Asking) and Topside.

Festival

Meet Marlowe Dobbe: The Illustrator Behind the SIFF 2021 Artwork

April 15, 2021

Meet Marlowe Dobbe, the Portland-based artist who illustrated the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival artwork.

Festival, SIFFcast

Ibero-American Roundtable

April 15, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with the directors from the Ibero-American Cinema program.

SIFF Suggests

LANGSTON Presents the Seattle Black Film Festival

April 14, 2021

The Seattle Black Film Festival is presenting a stellar line-up of 80+ films from across the diaspora.

Festival, SIFFcast

Documentaries as Document Roundtable

April 14, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with the directors of Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street and Truman and Tennessee: An Intimate Conversation.

Festival, SIFFcast

What The Femme Roundtable

April 14, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with five directors with films in the WTF program.

Festival

At the Hair Salon with Deadly Cuts Director Rachel Carey

April 13, 2021

We asked director Rachel Carey for a list of her fave hair movies in celebration of her blackly comic feature debut Deadly Cuts, set in a working-class Dublin hair salon.

Festival, SIFFcast

Documentary Shorts Roundtable

April 13, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 Roundtable discussion with several documentary short filmmakers.

Festival, SIFFcast

SIFFcast: SIFF 2021 Summertime Q&A

April 12, 2021

Recording of a SIFF 2021 live Q&A with Summertime director Carlos López Estrada plus actors/writers/poets Tyris Winter and Mila Cuda.

Events, Festival

Tracy Rector and the Journey to cINeDIGENOUS

April 10, 2021

Honoring the past and present of Indigenous film education and curation at SIFF.

Festival

Festival Bingo

April 8, 2021

Have some bingo fun with these tips on how to get the best out of your 2021 Seattle International Film Festival.

Mayor’s Award For Outstanding Achievement In Film

April 8, 2021

The recipient 2021 Mayor's Award for Outstanding Achievement in Film is Vivian Hua (華婷婷): writer, filmmaker, organizer, and Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum.

Festival, SIFFcast

SIFFcast: Brazilian Cinema

April 8, 2021

SIFFcast sits down with filmmakers Iuli Gerbase (The Pink Cloud) and Cássio Pereira Dos Santo (Valentina) to talk about their feature debuts, both screening as part of SIFF's 2021 Ibero-American Cinema program.

Festival, SIFFcast

SIFFcast: Northwest Connections Filmmaker Roundtable

April 7, 2021

SIFFcast sits down with a few of the filmmakers from the 47th Seattle International Film Festival's Northwest Connections program to discuss casting locally, filming in Washington, and finishing their films in the midst of a pandemic.

Cinema, Festival

Shop SIFF

April 6, 2021

Shop SIFF and Seattle International Film Festival merchandise at the siffshop.net.

Festival, Video

The Cinematic Trinity: Filmmaker as Artist + Industry as Conduit + Audience™

April 2, 2021

New Works-in-Progress Forum curator Kathleen McInnis describes the moment that sparked the idea for the program.

Festival, Programmer Picks

Meet the Programmers

March 24, 2021

Meet the 27 humans who programmed the 47th annual Seattle International Film Festival.

Festival Greetings from Beth and Stan

March 24, 2021

Seattle International Film Festival 2021 greetings from Artistic Director Beth Barrett and Festival Programming Manager Stan Shields.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast: Noir City 2020

February 5, 2020

We welcome back "Czar of Noir" Eddie Muller, host of TCM's Noir Alley, to talk about Noir City (February 14-20, 2020 at SIFF Cinema Egyptian).

SIFFcast

SIFFcast: Best of 2019 Part 2

February 4, 2020

In part two of this special Best of 2019 series, we continuing recapping the past year in film and chat with director Kasi Lemmons about her hit Oscar-nominated film Harriet.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast: Best of 2019 Part 1

January 8, 2020

In this special two-part episode, we recap the past year in film with stunt coordinator Robert Nagle, who talks about creating racing sequences for the acclaimed Ford v Ferrari.

SIFFcast

Scared SIFF 2019 Episode 3 with Emmett Montgomery

October 25, 2019

On the third episode of Scared SIFF 2019, Clinton and Colleen discuss the most memorable portrayals of Satan in film and Clinton chats with comedian Emmett Montgomery about Ari Aster’s Midsommar.

Photo Gallery

Sip for SIFF 2019

October 24, 2019

Photos from SIFF's annual fundraising gala, Sip for SIFF.

SIFFcast

Scared SIFF 2019 Episode 2 with Chelsea Stardust

October 18, 2019

The ScaredSIFF crew interviews SATANIC PANIC director Chelsea Stardust and discuss folk horror films.

SIFFcast

Scared SIFF 2019 Episode 1

October 12, 2019

SIFF WTF programmers Clinton McClung and Colleen O'Holleran provide a primer on director Herschell Gordon Lewis and interview the filmmakers of Scream, Queen: My Nightmare on Elm Street.

Photo Gallery

French Cinema Now 2019

September 26, 2019

Photos from SIFF's annual celebration of French-language film at SIFF Cinema Uptown.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | June 7

June 7, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on June 7, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | June 6

June 6, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on June 6, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | June 5

June 5, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on June 5, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | June 4

June 4, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on June 4, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | June 3

June 3, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on June 3, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | June 2

June 2, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on June 2, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | June 1

June 1, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on June 1, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 31

May 31, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 31, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 30

May 30, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 30, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 28

May 28, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 28, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 27

May 27, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 27, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 26

May 26, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 26, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 25

May 25, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 25, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 24

May 24, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 24, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 23

May 23, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 23, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 22

May 22, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 22, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 21

May 21, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 21, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 19

May 19, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 19, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 18

May 18, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 18, 2019.

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SIFF 2019 Daily Recap | May 17

May 17, 2019

Photos from the 45th Seattle International Film Festival on May 17, 2019.

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Opening Night Gala | SIFF 2019

May 16, 2019

Photos from the Opening Night of the 45th Seattle International Film Festival.

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Volunteer Meeting 2019

April 14, 2019

Photos from the 2019 Volunteer Meeting for new and returning Seattle International Film Festival volunteers.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast: Oscar Edition 2019

February 20, 2019

Jeremy and SJ recap the cinematic highlights of 2018 with a panel of filmmakers, film critics, and programmers.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Scared SIFF The Halloween Episode

October 31, 2018

A conversation with Scared SIFF The Halloween Episode, featuring actress Barbara Crampton and Isabella Price

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Shriek: Women in Film Class

October 29, 2018

A Conversation with Shriek: Women in Film Class, with guests Evan J. Peterson and Heather Marie Bartels

SIFFcast

Scared SIFF Episode 3

October 24, 2018

The ScaredSIFF crew talks about diversity and representation in genre filmmaking, and to actor John Cho about his work on "The Exorcist" series and new film SEARCHING.

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Sip for SIFF 2018

October 18, 2018

Photos from SIFF's annual fundraising gala, Sip for SIFF.

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Scared SIFF | Episode 2 (Boutique Labels and Strowlers Interview)

October 18, 2018

The ScaredSIFF crew talks about home video and to the director and producer of the new web series, STROWLERS

SIFFcast

Scared SIFF with Clinton McClung and Colleen O'Holleran | Episode 1

October 3, 2018

Jeremy talks with SIFF WTF Programmers Clinton McClung and Colleen O'Holleran for the first episode of Scared SIFF

SIFFcast

SIFFcats with Will Braden and Rebecca Oertel

September 14, 2018

Jeremy talks Cat Video Fest with Will Braden and Rebecca Oertel

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Megumi Sasaki

September 4, 2018

Jeremy talks with Megumi Sasaki, director of A WHALE OF A TALE

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Jon M. Chu

August 22, 2018

Jeremy sits down with Jon M. Chu, director of the new smash-hit romantic comedy CRAZY RICH ASIANS.

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SIFFcast with Marc Turtletaub

August 15, 2018

SJ Chiro sits down with producer and director Marc Turtletaub to discuss his new film PUZZLE.

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SIFFcast with Carlos López Estrada

August 6, 2018

SJ Chiro sits down with director Carlos López Estrada to talk about his film BLINDSPOTTING

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SIFFcast with Kimberly Reed and John S. Adams

July 30, 2018

Jeremy sits down with documentary filmmaker Kimberly Reed and investigative journalist John S. Adams to talk about their film DARK MONEY.

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SIFFcast with Pablo Solarz

July 13, 2018

SJ Chiro catches up with THE LAST SUIT director Pablo Solarz about his SIFF Golden Space Needle winning film.

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SIFFcast with Gus Van Sant and Beth Ditto

July 8, 2018

SJ Chiro chats with legendary Pacific Northwest filmmaker Gus Van Sant and actress/musician Beth Ditto about their new film DON'T WORRY, HE WON'T GET FAR ON FOOT.

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SIFFcast with Yixi Sun

July 6, 2018

Director Yixi Sun sits down with Jeremy to discuss her new horror film SUSU

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Bo Burnham and Elsie Fisher

June 23, 2018

SJ Chiro sits down with director Bo Burnham and actress Elsie Fisher to discuss their film EIGHTH GRADE (Best Film winner at SIFF 2018).

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SIFFcast with Lisa D'Apolito

June 17, 2018

SJ Chiro sits down with filmmaker Lisa D'Apolito about her new documentary LOVE, GILDA.

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SIFFcast with Luciana Kaplan

June 14, 2018

Jeremy sits down with director Luciana Kaplan to discuss her new documentary RUSH HOUR.

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SIFFcast with Phil Burgers

June 13, 2018

Jeremy sits down with actor Phil Burgers to discuss his role in the new short film THE PASSAGE.

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SIFFcast with Mikko Makela

June 11, 2018

Jeremy chats with director Mikko Makela about his film A Moment in the Reeds.

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SIFFcast with Kristina Wagenbauer

June 11, 2018

Jeremy speaks with Writer/Director Kristina Wagenbauer about her feature debut film, Sashinka, making it's world premiere at SIFF 2018.

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SIFFcast with Aislinn Clarke

June 11, 2018

Director Aislinn Clarke joins Jeremy in the studio to discuss her feature debut The Devil's Doorway.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap June 10

June 10, 2018

A collection of photos from day 23 of the Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap June 9

June 9, 2018

A collection of photos from day 24 of the Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap June 8

June 8, 2018

A collection of photos from day 23 of the Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap June 7

June 7, 2018

A collection of photos from day 22 of the Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | June 6, 2018

June 6, 2018

A collection of photos from day 21 of the Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | June 5, 2018

June 5, 2018

A collection of photos from day 20 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Boots Riley

June 5, 2018

Jeremy sits down with rapper, producer, screenwriter and film director Boots Riley to discuss Sorry To Bother You.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap June 4

June 4, 2018

A collection of photos from day 19 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | June 3, 2018

June 3, 2018

A collection of photos from day 18 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | June 2, 2018

June 2, 2018

A collection of photos from day 17 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Morgan Neville

June 2, 2018

Jeremy Cropf sits down with Academy-Award winning director Morgan Neville to discuss his new documentary Won't You Be My Neighbor.

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SIFFcast with Vlada Knowlton

June 2, 2018

Seattle-based director Vlada Knowlton joins the show to discuss her new documentary The Most Dangerous Year.

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SIFFcast with Anne Rosellini

June 2, 2018

SJ Chiro sits down with local writer/producer Anne Rosellini to talk about her newest film Leave No Trace.

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SIFFcast with Christina Choe

June 2, 2018

SJ Chiro sits down with director Christina Choe to discuss her directorial debut Nancy.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap June 1

June 1, 2018

A collection of photos from day 16 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Beth Castle and Madonna Thunder Hawk

June 1, 2018

SJ Chiro chats with the filmmaker and subject of the new documentary WARRIOR WOMEN

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap May 31

May 31, 2018

A collection of photos from day 15 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 30, 2018

May 30, 2018

A collection of photos from day 14 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 29

May 29, 2018

A collection of photographs from day 13 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Brett Haley

May 29, 2018

SIFFcast talks with Director Brett Haley about his new film HEARTS BEAT LOUD.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 28, 2018

May 28, 2018

A collection of photographs from day 12 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 27

May 27, 2018

A collection of photos from day 11 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 26

May 26, 2018

A collection of photos from day 10 of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast: WTF Programmers' Picks

May 26, 2018

WTF and Midnight Movie programmers Clinton McClung and Colleen O'Holleran pick some of their highlights from the 2018 festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Megan Griffiths

May 26, 2018

SIFFcast talks with Seattle-based Director Megan Griffiths about her new film SADIE.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

Photography from day seven of the Seattle International Film Festival

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 24, 2018

May 24, 2018

Photography from day six of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap May 23

May 23, 2018

Photography from day five of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFCast: The SIFF VR Zone

May 23, 2018

Marco Collins, Kim Voynar, and Nathaniel Pinzon talk about the SIFF 2018 VR Zone.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Lucy Coleman and Sarah Gaul

May 22, 2018

SIFFcast talks with Writer/Director Lucy Coleman and actress Sarah Gaul about their new film HOT MESS.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap May 21

May 21, 2018

Photography from day five of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Michael McNamara and Aaron Hancox

May 21, 2018

SIFFcast chats with Michael McNamara and Aaron Hancox about their new documentary CATWALK: TALES FROM THE CAT SHOW CIRCUIT

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SIFFcast with Bart Layton

May 21, 2018

SIFFcast talks with director Bart Layton about his new heist film AMERICAN ANIMALS.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 20, 2018

May 20, 2018

Photography from day four of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 19, 2018

May 19, 2018

Photography from day three of the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast Programmers Picks with Dan Doody

May 19, 2018

SIFFcast Programmers Picks with Dan Doody

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Brent Hodge

May 19, 2018

SJ Chiro, co-host of SIFFcast, interviews Brent Hodge

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Pascal Plante

May 19, 2018

SIFFcast chats with Pascal Plante about his film FAKE TATTOOS.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap May 18

May 18, 2018

Photography from day two of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018

Photography from the Opening Night of the 44th Seattle International Film Festival

SIFFcast

SIFFcast Programmers Picks with Hebe Tabachnick

May 17, 2018

SIFF Programmer, Hebe Tabachnick discusses her top picks for the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFF 2018 Daily Recap | May 16, 2018

May 16, 2018

SIFF 2018 Daily Recap May 16: SIFF VR Zone Press Launch

SIFFcast

SIFFcast Programmers Picks with Stan Shields

May 15, 2018

SIFF Programming Manager, Stan Shields discusses his top picks for the 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast Programmers Picks with Megan Leonard

May 14, 2018

SIFF Programmer, Megan Leonard discusses her top picks for the 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast Programmers Picks with Beth Barrett

May 11, 2018

SIFF's Artistic Director Beth Barrett discusses her top picks for the 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Betsy West and Julie Cohen.

May 1, 2018

SIFFcast chats with directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen about their new documentary RBG, about the legal legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

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SIFFcast with Aaron Moorhouse and Justin Benson

April 25, 2018

SIFFcast chats to directors Aaron Moorhouse and Justin Benson about the ir new film The Endless.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Andrew Haigh

April 10, 2018

Director Andrew Haigh (Weekend, 45 Years, Looking) discusses his new film Lean on Pete with SIFFcast.

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Wonder Woman

April 7, 2018

SIFF hosts a Wonder Woman film Herstory class.

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SIFFcast with Lynn Shelton

April 4, 2018

Seattle's own Lynn Shelton joins SIFFcast to chat about her new film Outside In, filming in Washington state, and working with stars Jay Duplass and Edie Falco.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Kasi Lemmons

March 28, 2018

Kasi Lemmons (actress in Silence of the Lambs, director of Eve's Bayou) discusses her intense career, spanning from her childhood to the present day.

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SIFFcast with Greg Berlanti, Nick Robinson, and Alexandra Shipp

March 14, 2018

We sat down with director Greg Berlanti and two main cast members, Nick Robinson and Alexandra Shipp, to discuss their groundbreaking new film Love, Simon.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Sebastian Lelio

February 20, 2018

Director Sebastian Lelio joins us to discuss his Oscar-nominated new film A Fantastic Woman, opening at SIFF Cinema Egyptian on 2/23.

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Noir City 2018

February 16, 2018

Noir City 2018 presented by the Seattle International Film Festival. A week long celebration of the most iconic genre in Hollywood.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Eddie Muller

February 6, 2018

Celebrate the 100th episode of SIFFcast with a special tribute to all things noir. The Czar of Noir, Eddie Muller, takes a break from hosting TCM's Noir Alley to guide us on a journey through this year's Noir City festival.

SIFFcast

Best of 2017 Part 2

January 23, 2018

The SIFFcast team breaks down the best performances and films of 2017 and chat with history-making Oscar nominee Rachel Morrison about her work on Mudbound.

SIFFcast

Best of 2017 Part 1

January 3, 2018

In this special two-part episode we recap the past year in film with special guest Caleb Landry Jones (Get Out, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, The Florida Project).

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Richard Jenkins

December 19, 2017

Actor Richard Jenkins joins SIFFCast to discuss his acclaimed role in Guillermo del Toro’s The Shape of Water.

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Lady Bird with Greta Gerwig

November 30, 2017

Greta Gerwig joined us at SIFF Cinema Uptown to introduce her film Lady Bird.

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SIFFcast with Brett Morgen

November 29, 2017

Jeremy sits down with documentary filmmaker Brett Morgen to discuss his new film JANE, an intimate portrait of trailblazing conservationist Jane Goodall.

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SIFFcast with Nora Twomey

November 20, 2017

SIFFcast host Jeremy Cropf talks with Nora Twomey, director of the acclaimed new animated film The Breadwinner.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado

November 16, 2017

Explore the zany world of Bill Nye with this in-depth interview with the filmmakers of the new documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy – Jason Sussberg and David Alvarado.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Angelo Acerbi

November 8, 2017

SIFF programmer Angelo Acerbi talks to SIFFcast about the upcoming Cinema Italian Style festival.

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Sip for SIFF 2017

November 2, 2017

Photography from SIFF's annual fundraising gala Sip for SIFF.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Christopher Smith

October 31, 2017

Celebrate Halloween with the final episode of our SCARED SIFF special. Today we interview filmmaker Christopher Smith (Severance, Creep) about his work and influences.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Christopher B. Landon

October 30, 2017

SIFFcast speaks with writer/director Christopher B. Landon about his work on the Paranormal Activity franchise and his newest film Happy Death Day.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Jessica Harper

October 26, 2017

SIFFcast chats with legendary Scream Queen Jessica Harper about her work in Dario Argento’s classic film Suspiria (celebrating it’s 40th anniversary this year).

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Sean Baker

October 20, 2017

SIFFcast sits down with acclaimed director Sean Baker to discuss his newest film The Florida Project.

SIFFcast

SIFFCast with Shauna MacDonald

October 19, 2017

SCARED SIFF continues with an interview with an exclusive interview with veteran Scream Queen Shauna MacDonald (Neil Marshall’s The Descent).

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Bernard Rose

October 13, 2017

SIFFcast celebrates the scariest time of the year with a special month-long tribute to the horror genre. First up, we interview Candyman director Bernard Rose.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Dolores Huerta and Peter Bratt

October 3, 2017

On the newest SIFFcast, Jeremy chats with legendary civil rights activist Dolores Huerta and director Peter Bratt about their new documentary DOLORES (opening 10/6).

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with John Carroll Lynch

September 26, 2017

SIFFcast chats with acclaimed actor John Carroll Lynch about his debut film LUCKY, and shares memories of working with the late, great Harry Dean Stanton.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with SJ Chiro

September 22, 2017

Local director SJ Chiro joins the show to talk about her feature film debut LANE 1974, opening at SIFF Film Center on Friday 9/22.

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SIFFcast with Heather Booth

September 12, 2017

Jeremy sits down with the most influential person you’ve never heard of – Heather Booth. She is the subject of the new documentary Heather Booth: Changing the World.

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SIFFcast with Amanda Lipitz

August 11, 2017

SIFFcast host Jeremy Cropf sits down with director Amanda Lipitz to talk about her critically-acclaimed debut feature Step.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with William Oldroyd

July 31, 2017

SIFFcast host Jeremy Cropf chats with director William Oldroyd about his acclaimed debut feature Lady Macbeth

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An Inconvenient Sequel with Former Vice President Al Gore

July 30, 2017

Former Vice President Al Gore discusses his new documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power

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SIFFcast with Gillian Robespierre, Jenny Slate, and Abby Quinn

July 19, 2017

SIFFcast chats with the director and stars of Landline about the making of their quirky 90s-set comedy. Hilarious anecdotes ensue.

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SIFFcast with Nick Naveda

June 13, 2017

SIFFcast host Jeremy Cropf sits down with filmmaker Nick Naveda to discuss his directorial debut Say You Will, which had its World Premiere at SIFF 2017.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Andrew Gooi

June 12, 2017

SIFFcast host Jeremy sits down with Seattle-native director Andrew Gooi to chat about his new non-traditional culinary documentary Kakehashi: A Portrait of Chef Nobuo Fukada.

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SIFFcast with Douglas Trumbull

June 11, 2017

Jeremy talks with director and SFX legend Douglas Trumbull about his 1983 film Brainstorm.

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SIFFcast with David Soren

June 7, 2017

Jeremy talks with director of Captain Underpants, David Soren, about the new animated adaption of the children's comic book.

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SIFFcast with Matthew Heineman

June 7, 2017

Director Matthew Heineman (Cartel Land) discusses the tense subject matter of his most recent documentary, City of Ghosts.

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SIFFcast with Jeff Baena and Aubrey Plaza

June 6, 2017

Actress Aubrey Plaza and Director Jeff Baena talk to SIFFcast about their new film The Little Hours.

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Brainstorm | SIFF 2017

June 5, 2017

Photos of director Douglas Trumbull, audience, and post-film panelists for Brainstorm

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Pow Wow | SIFF 2017

June 5, 2017

Photos from the red carpet and screening of Pow Wow at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival.

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SIFFcast with Zoe Lister-Jones

June 5, 2017

Zoe Lister-Jones shares her experiences of creating a feature film, Band Aid, while simultaneously making her directorial debut.

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Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey | SIFF 2017

June 4, 2017

Photos of the screening of and red carpet guests from Dirtbag: The Legend of Fred Beckey

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Festival Forums: June 3 | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos of the June 3, 2017 Festival forums at SIFF Lounge

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Devil's Freedom | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos from the screening of and guests from Devil's Freedom

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At the End of the Tunnel | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos of the screening of and red carpet guests from At the End of the Tunnel

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Bad Influence | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos of the first screening of and guests from Bad Influence.

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Landline | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos from the Red Carpet and screening of Landline at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival.

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Centerpiece Gala | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos from the Centerpiece Gala at DAR Rainier Chapter House on Capitol Hill.

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Come, Together | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos from the second screening of Come, Together

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Fermented | SIFF 2017

June 3, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Fermented

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SIFFcast at the SIFF 2017 Filmmaker Round Table

June 3, 2017

SIFF 2017 Filmmaker Round Table with Matt Heineman, Kate Brooks, Jeff Baena, Christopher Schaap, and Jairus McLeary.

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Infinity Baby | SIFF 2017

June 2, 2017

Photos of the screening of and red carpet guests from Infinity Baby

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Chameleon | SIFF 2017

June 2, 2017

Photos of the first screening and red carpet guests from Chameleon.

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Lane 1974 | SIFF 2017

June 2, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Lane 1974 at the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival.

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Patti Cake$ | SIFF 2017

June 1, 2017

Photos of the Patti Cake$ post-film Q&A with director Geremy Jasper

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Whose Streets? | SIFF 2017

June 1, 2017

Photos of the Whose Streets? screening and panelists

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The Cage Fighter | SIFF 2017

June 1, 2017

Photos from the SIFF 2017 screening of The Cage Fighter.

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie | SIFF 2017

June 1, 2017

Photos from the 2017 Seattle International Film Festival screening of Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie.

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Those Who Remain | SIFF 2017

June 1, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Those Who Remain

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Prom Queen Live | SIFF 2017

June 1, 2017

Pictures from Prom Queen's live performance at the Triple Door.

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SIFFcast at the SIFF 2017 Programmers Round Table

June 1, 2017

Our SIFF programmers discuss the films they selected the films for the New Director's Competition.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Katherine Fairfax Wright

June 1, 2017

Director Katherine Fairfax Wright joins SIFFcast to peel back the curtain on her film Behind the Curtain: Todrick Hall

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Two Irenes | SIFF 2017

May 30, 2017

Photos from the second screening of Two Irenes

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Shorts Award Party | SIFF 2017

May 29, 2017

Photos from the Shorts Award Party

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ShortsFest Closing Night | SIFF 2017

May 29, 2017

Photos from ShortsFest Closing Night

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Pendular | SIFF 2017

May 29, 2017

Photos from the second screening of Pendular

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Kakehashi: A Portrait of Nobuo Fukuda | SIFF 2017

May 29, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Kakehashi: A Portrait of Nobuo Fukuda

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WTF?! Shorts | SIFF 2017

May 28, 2017

Photos from the Red Carpet and screenings of the WTF?! short film package at SIFF 2017.

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Band Aid | SIFF 2017

May 28, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Band Aid

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Mellow Mud | SIFF 2017

May 28, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Mellow Mud

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The Hero: An Afternoon with Sam Elliott | SIFF 2017

May 28, 2017

Photos from the solo screening of The Hero.

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Family Picture Show | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos of the post-screening Q&A for Family Picture Show, a collection of short films.

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Finding KUKAN | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos of the red carpet guests from Finding KUKAN.

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Saturday Night Party | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos from second Saturday Night Party at Seattle Art Museum

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The Work | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos from the first screening of The Work

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Animation4Adults | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos from the Animations4Adults short film program

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The Little Hours | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos from the first screening and Q&A of The Little Hours

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Indigenous Without Borders | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos from the featured short films of Indigenous Without Borders.

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Dolores | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

Photos from the screening and Q&A of Dolores. Guest appearance from Dolores Huerta.

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Friends of SIFF Party | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

The exclusive supporters of SIFF enjoy a party with special guests, Sam Elliott and Brett Haley.

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Neighbors | SIFF 2017

May 27, 2017

ShortsFest special presentation. What happens behind closed doors may surprise you.

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SIFFcast with Jairus McLeary

May 27, 2017

Director Jairus McLeary joins Jeremy to discuss his newest film, The Work.

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City of Ghosts | SIFF 2017

May 26, 2017

Photos of the screening and post-film Q&A with City of Ghosts director Matthew Heineman

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Prom King, 2010 | SIFF 2017

May 26, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Prom King, 2010

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Crossing Borders | SIFF 2017

May 26, 2017

Photos from the Crossing Borders short film collection.

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Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World | SIFF 2017

May 26, 2017

Photos from the Seattle premiere of Rumble paired with an Native American Art Exhibit.

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Point of No Return | SIFF 2017

May 26, 2017

Photos from the solo screening of Point of No Return.

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SIFFcast with Ian Ebright and Stefan Hajek and Rosalie Miller

May 26, 2017

Jeremy sits down with the team behind the new short film The Devil Needs a Fix, screening as part of ShortsFest at SIFF this weekend.

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500 Years | SIFF 2017

May 25, 2017

Photos of the red carpet guests from and post-screening Q&A for 500 Years

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Women on the Verge | SIFF 2017

May 25, 2017

Photos from the screenings of various short films focusing on women.

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ShortsFest Opening Weekend | SIFF 2017

May 25, 2017

Photos from the ShortsFest Opening Weekend and its guests.

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Gholam | SIFF 2017

May 25, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Gholam.

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Rocketmen | SIFF 2017

May 25, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Rocketmen.

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Investigating Paradise | SIFF 2017

May 24, 2017

Photos from the SIFF 2017 screening of Investigating Paradise

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Cabaret | SIFF 2017

May 24, 2017

Photos from Cabaret screening

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Becoming Who I Was | SIFF 2017

May 24, 2017

Photos from the screening of Becoming Who I Was

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Lives with Flavor | SIFF 2017

May 23, 2017

Photos from Lives with Flavor

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Those Redheads from Seattle | SIFF 2017

May 23, 2017

Photos from the 3D restoration of Lewis Foster's Those Redheads from Seattle.

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SIFFcast with Emer Reynolds and Frank Locatell

May 23, 2017

Director Emer Reynolds and Voyager Mission Engineer Frank Locatell talk with Jeremy about the documentary, The Farthest.

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Crazywise | SIFF 2017

May 22, 2017

Photos from the second screening of Crazywise.

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Festival Forums: May 21 | SIFF 2017

May 21, 2017

Photos from the Filmmakers Roundtable, Documentary Ethics Panel, and Sweetheart Deal discussion at the SIFF lounge.

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Step | SIFF 2017

May 21, 2017

Photos from Step screening at Uptown

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SIFFcast at the SIFF 2017 Filmmaker Roundtable

May 21, 2017

Jeremy moderates a round table discussion with filmmakers Kevan Funk (Hello Destroyer), and Mark Dennis and Ben Foster (Time Trap) at the SIFF Lounge.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with the Creators of Entanglement

May 21, 2017

Jeremy chats with director Jason James, producer Amber Ripley, and writer Jason Filiatrault about their new film Entanglement.

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Festival Forums: May 20 | SIFF 2017

May 20, 2017

Photos from the May 20 Filmmaker Roundtable as well as Film Criticism, and VR panels at the SIFF lounge.

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Animal Crackers | SIFF 2017

May 20, 2017

Photos from Animal Crackers screening.

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Hello Destroyer | SIFF 2017

May 20, 2017

Photos from the screening of Hello Destroyer

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SIFFcast with Phil Borges and Kevin Tomlinson

May 20, 2017

SIFFcast host Jeremy speaks with Crazywise filmmakers Phil Borges and Kevin Tomlinson about their new film and the current mental health crisis in the U.S.

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Chavela | SIFF 2017

May 19, 2017

Photos from the SIFF 2017 screening of Chavela.

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Entanglement | SIFF 2017

May 19, 2017

Photos from the first screening of Entanglement.

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Time Trap | SIFF 2017

May 19, 2017

Photos from the premiere of Time Trap

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Lemon | SIFF 2017

May 19, 2017

Screening of Lemon with director Janicza Bravo and actor Brett Gelman

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The Farthest | SIFF 2017

May 19, 2017

Screening of The Farthest

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The Fabulous Allan Carr | SIFF 2017

May 19, 2017

Photos from the premiere of The Fabulous Allan Carr

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Give Me Future

May 19, 2017

Photos from Uptown's screening of Give Me Future.

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After the Storm

May 19, 2017

Photos from the first screening of After the Storm.

SIFFcast

SIFFcast with Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, and Michael Showalter

May 19, 2017

Jeremy sits down with Kumail Nanjiani, Emily V. Gordon, and Michael Showalter to talk about the making of their acclaimed new comedy The Big Sick.

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Opening Night Gala | SIFF 2017

May 18, 2017

Photos from the Opening Night Red Carpet & Gala

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SIFFcast with Mark Dennis and Zach Matz

May 18, 2017

On today’s episode, filmmakers Mark Dennis and Zach Matz chat with Jeremy about their new sci-fi adventure film Time Trap, premiering at SIFF May 19.

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SIFFcast at the SIFF Programmers' Round Table

May 17, 2017

SIFFcast previews the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival with the programming team. They pull back the curtain to reveal what goes into planning the largest film festival in the U.S.

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Donor and Member Preview | SIFF 2017

May 5, 2017

Photos from the Seattle International Film Festival 2017 Donor & Member Preview

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Cinema Twain

May 4, 2017

Val Kilmer stars as legendary American author in his one man play, Cinema Twain.

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SIFFcast with James Gray - Director of The Lost City of Z

April 21, 2017

Acclaimed director James Gray joins the show to discuss his new film The Lost City of Z.

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Bonebat at Uptown

April 8, 2017

Photos from Bonebat at Uptown

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SIFFcast with Brent Stiefel

March 27, 2017

On episode 56 of SIFFcast, we welcome producer Brent Stiefel to the show.

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SIFFcast with Roberto Snieder

March 17, 2017

Filmmaker Roberto Sneider joins the show to talk about his new film You're Killing Me Susana.

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SIFFcast with Ceyda Torun - Director of Kedi

March 3, 2017

Director of Kedi, Ceyda Torun talks to SIFFCast about the great response she has recieved for her film

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SIFFcast with Ben Fountain

March 2, 2017

Ben Fountain joins us to discuss his acclaimed novel, recently adapted into a film by Ang Lee.

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SIFFcast with Eddie Muller

February 17, 2017

We welcome the writer Eddie Muller, best known as the "Czar of Noir", to talk about the Noir City film festival.

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Noir City 2017

February 16, 2017

Photos from Noir City Seattle 2017 - Photography by Amy Kowalenko

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SIFFcast with Chad Stahelski

February 10, 2017

On today's episode we talk with Chad Stahelski, director of John Wick Chapter 2.

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I Am Not Your Negro Panel

February 3, 2017

Photo Gallery from the SIFF Cinema screening of I Am Not Your Negro plus panel discussion - Photography by Amy Kowalenko

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SIFFcast 50th Episode Part 2

January 31, 2017

In part two of our two-part 50th Episode Spectacular we bring back our very first guest, punk icon and filmmaker Penelope Spheeris.

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Tampopo with Samurai Noodle

January 20, 2017

A repertory screening of Tampopo accompanied by Noodles courtesy of the Samurai Noodle Truck

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Peaches Christ's "Mister Act"

January 12, 2017

A drag misinterpretation of your favorite nun crime caper from the 1990s, Sister Act

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SIFFcast 50th Episode Part 1

January 10, 2017

In part one of our two-part celebration of our 50th episode we talk with special returning guests Stephen Tobolowsky and Dean Haglund.

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SIFFcast with Kirsten Johnson

December 23, 2016

Kirsten Johnson, director of Cameraperson, talks with SIFFcast about her documentary.

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SIFFcast with Anna Biller

November 21, 2016

We have a chat with Anna Biller about her new film The Love Witch.

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Cinema Italian Style

November 10, 2016

Photos from SIFF's Cinema Italian Style 2016 - Photography by Amy Kowalenko

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SIFFcast with Beth Barrett

November 8, 2016

We chat with SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett about her top picks for the Cinema Italian Style festival.

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Halloween with Collide-O-Scope

October 31, 2016

Collide-O-Scope Host a Halloween Party at SIFF Cinema Egyptian - Photos by Amy Kowalenko

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SIFFcast with Robert Eggers

October 31, 2016

On our Halloween episode, SIFFcast interviews Robert Eggers, the director of The Witch.

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Sip For SIFF

October 27, 2016

Photos from SIFF's Annual Gala and Fundraiser Sip For SIFF at Fremont Studios - Photography by Amy Kowalenko

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SIFFcast with Fede Alvarez

October 26, 2016

We have a conversation with Fede Alvarez, the director of films like Evil Dead and Don't Breathe.

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Multiple Maniacs: Mink Stole

October 21, 2016

Mink Stole answers audience qustions after a screening of John Waters' Multiple Maniacs in which she stars - Photography by Amy Kowalenko

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SIFFcast with Mike Flanagan

October 17, 2016

SIFFcast talks with Mike Flanagan, director of Oculus and Hush.

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SIFFcast Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez

October 10, 2016

We sit down and chat with Dan Myrick and Eduardo Sánchez, the directors of The Blair Witch Project.

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SIFFcast with Sasha Lane

September 30, 2016

We have a conversation with Sasha Lane, the star of American Honey.

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French Cinema Now

September 29, 2016

Photos from SIFF Cinema's French Cinema Now Festival 2016 - Photography by Amy Kowalenko

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SIFFcast with John Waters

September 23, 2016

SIFFcast has a special treat for you as we talk to John Waters, director of Multiple Maniacs, about his film being in theaters again.

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Jesus Christ Superstar

September 13, 2016

Ted Neeley Q&A at Jesus Christ Superstar

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SIFFcast with Ted Neeley

September 6, 2016

SIFFcast sits down with actor Ted Neeley, star of Jesus Christ Superstar, as we talk about his career.

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SIFFcast with Adam Nimoy

September 2, 2016

Join us in celebrating the 50th anniversary of Star Trek as we talk to Adam Nimoy, son of Leonard Nimoy and director of For the Love of Spock.

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SIFFcast with Richard Tanne

August 26, 2016

Join SIFFcast as we talk to director Richard Tanne about his new film Southside With You.

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SIFFcast with Jonathan Lynn

August 19, 2016

Jonathan Lynn, director of Clue, has a conversation with SIFFcast about the special shadow-cast screening of his film at SIFF Cinema Egyptian.

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SIFFcast with Eric Schwartz

August 16, 2016

Eric Schwartz has a conversation with SIFFcast about his new film Tattoo Nation.

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SIFFcast with Alain Gagnol

August 16, 2016

A conversation with Alain Gagnol, director of Phantom Boy.

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French Truly Salon

August 10, 2016

Photos from the French Truly Salon event

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SIFFcast with Ian Ebright, Aimie Vallat, and Shawn Telford

July 22, 2016

A conversation with REEL NW featured directors Ian Ebright, Aimie Vallat, and Shawn Telford.

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SIFFcast with D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus

July 12, 2016

D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus, directors of Unlocking the Cage, talk to SIFFcast about their film.

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SIFFcast with Steve De Jarnatt

July 12, 2016

Director Steve De Jarnatt joins the podcast to talk about his upcoming films Miracle Mile and Cherry 2000.

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SIFFcast with Sue Williams

June 21, 2016

A conversation with Sue Williams, director of Death By Design.

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SIFFcast with Florian Cossen

June 11, 2016

Jeremy is joined by director Florian Cossen to talk about his film Coconut Hero.

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SIFFcast with Viggo Mortensen and Matt Ross

June 11, 2016

Viggo Mortensen and Matt Ross talk with SIFFcast about their new film Captain Fantastic.

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SIFFcast with Ned Crowley and Jim O'Heir

June 11, 2016

A conversation with director Ned Crowley and actor Jim O'Heir ("Parks and Recreation") about their film Middle Man.

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SIFFcast with Megan Griffiths and Lou Diamond Phillips

June 5, 2016

A conversation with director Megan Griffiths and actor Lou Diamond Phillips fromThe Night Stalker.

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SIFFcast with Chanya Button and Laura Carmichael

June 4, 2016

A conversation with Chanya Button, director of Burn Burn Burn, and Laura Carmichael (Lady Edith on "Downton Abbey").

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SIFFcast with Runar Runarsson

May 30, 2016

A conversation with Runar Runarsson, director of Sparrows.

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SIFFcast with David Novack

May 30, 2016

A conversation with David Novack, director of Finding Babel.

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SIFFcast with Robbie McCallum

May 29, 2016

A conversation with Robbie McCallum, director of Atlantic Heart.

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SIFFcast with Ti West

May 28, 2016

A conversation with Ti West, director of In A Valley of Violence.

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SIFFcast with Clea DuVall

May 28, 2016

A conversation with Clea DuVall, director of The Intervention.

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SIFFcast with Ceyda Torun

May 26, 2016

A conversation with Ceyda Torun, director of Kedi.

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