Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Event

May 11, 2023 at the Paramount Theatre

Guests on the red carpet at Opening Night of the 2022 Seattle International Film Festival

The Red Carpet didn't end with the Oscars.

Have your own SIFF Red Carpet Experience at Opening Night of the 49th Seattle International Film Festival.

Purchase an Opening Night Film & Gala ticket by March 26 and you’ll be entered to win an upgrade to the SIFF Red Carpet Experience ($350 value) where you’ll enjoy special access to an exclusive reception, reserved seating at the screening, plus a VIP area at our famous after-party.

Thursday, May 11, 2023 | Paramount Theatre
Tickets: $85 ($75 SIFF Members)

Note: SIFF parties are strictly 21+. Please bring valid photo ID (driver's license, passport, etc.).
Buy Tickets and Be Entered for Upgrade

The 2023 Opening Night film will be announced in the coming weeks, and the full Festival lineup will be released on April 26. With cast and crew in attendance, past Opening Night selections have included:

  • Best Documentary Feature Oscar winner Navalny (2022) with director Daniel Roher in attendance
  • Seattle native Lynn Shelton's Sword of Trust (2019) with Shelton and star Marc Maron in attendance
  • The Big Sick (2017) with director Michael Showalter, writer Emily V. Gordon, and writer/star Kumail Nanjiani in attendance
  • Directors Shari Springer and Robert Pulcini's The Extra Man (2010) with star Paul Dano in attendance

Photos by Amy Kowalenko and Elizabeth Crook.