Northwest Connections

Seattleites see more films per capita than the residents of any other American city, and a growing number of these selections have their roots in the fertile Pacific Northwest film community. Each year, SIFF honors the many ways in which the Puget Sound region contributes to the world of cinema, whether it acts as an evocative location for outside filmmakers or as inspiration for local filmmakers ready to strut their stuff.

Buffalo Soldiers: Fighting on Two Fronts

USA | 2022 | 61 min | Dru Holley

April 14 - 24, 2022

The story of the Black army regiments, formed after the Civil War, who played vital roles in the American settling of the West.

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I AM DB COOPER

USA | 2022 | 100 min | T.J. Regan

April 14 - 24, 2022

Documentary footage blends with period reenactments to tell the tangled tale of the NW’s most infamous missing person.

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Know Your Place

USA | 2022 | 118 min | Zia Mohajerjasbi

April 14 - 24, 2022

Gentrification’s impact on Seattle’s East African community is explored as two teenage boys navigate the city on an errand.

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N.W. Confidential

2022 | 86 min | Various

April 14 - 24, 2022

SIFF has scoured the cinematic “case files” of the past year and are releasing to the public (without redaction) the most meaningful, engaging, and unique short films from our creative state.

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Sweetheart Deal

USA | 2022 | 98 min | Elisa Levine, Gabriel Miller

April 14 - 24, 2022

Four women encounter friendship and betrayal while working Seattle’s infamous Aurora Avenue.

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I’ll Show You Mine

USA | 2022 | 102 min | Megan Griffiths

April 16 - 20, 2022

An author interviews her nephew, a pansexual model, over the course of an intense weekend.

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Midday Black Midnight Blue

USA | 2022 | 88 min | Samantha Soule, Daniel Talbott

April 21 - 22, 2022

Filmed on Whidbey Island, this dark tale follows a man still grieving long after the death of the woman he loved.

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