Festival Events 2024

Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Event

360 min.

May 9, 2024

Paramount Theatre

Dress in your best golden attire and join us to celebrate our golden anniversary when the 50th Seattle International Film Festival opens on May 9.

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A Conversation with June Squibb

May 11, 2024

Join us in presenting the 2024 Golden Space Needle Award for Outstanding Contribution to Cinema to June Squibb, with a conversation moderated by Variety’s Janelle Riley at SIFF Cinema Downtown. Prior to the event, enjoy the Honoree Brunch with Squibb at Palace Kitchen (ticketed separately).

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4th World Media Lab

May 15 - 19, 2024

A year-long fellowship for emerging and mid-career Indigenous filmmakers, with activities at Camden International Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, and SIFF.

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A Conversation and "Hacks" Screening with Jean Smart

May 18, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown

Seattle native and "Hacks" star Jean Smart will be awarded The Hollywood Reporter’s “Trailblazer Award” at this event featuring a conversation with THR Contributing Editor Stacey Wilson Hunt and special screening of episode 307 (unaired) of the Emmy-winning Max comedy.

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Seattle International Film Festival Closing Night

May 18, 2024


Close out the 50th Seattle International Film Festival in style! We’ve planned some fabulous festivities to wrap this year’s Festival, and you’re invited.

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