Official Competition

With work spanning the world, the nine films in the Official Competition illustrate some of the finest filmmaking this year. Many of the films discuss themes that resonate worldwide—themes of friendship, coming of age in times of political turmoil, and the complications of family and love.

Juried by a team of international industry members, the winner of the Official Competition will be announced at the Golden Space Needle Awards April 24 and will receive a cash prize of $5,000.

Fire of Love

USA | 2022 | 93 min | Sara Dosa

April 14 - 24, 2022

A strange and spellbinding love story about volcanologists Katia and Maurice Krafft and their doomed lava-chasing obsession.

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Klondike

Ukraine | 2022 | 100 min | Maryna Er Gorbach

April 14 - 24, 2022

Along the Ukraine-Russia border, a pregnant woman and her husband’s self-sufficient life is threatened by encroaching civil war.

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Navalny | SIFF 2022 Opening Night Gala

USA | 2022 | 98 min. | Daniel Roher

April 14, 2022

Paramount Theatre

A real-life Russian thriller about Alexei Navalny, who was poisoned with a KGB-era nerve agent and lived to tell the tale.

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So Damn Easy Going

Sweden | 2022 | 91 min | Christoffer Sandler

April 14 - 24, 2022

Beset by ADHD and a depressed father, life is tough for teenage Joanna until she meets the effortlessly cool Audrey.

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Talking About the Weather

Germany | 2022 | 89 min | Annika Pinske

April 14 - 24, 2022

A teacher in Berlin questions her choices when she returns to her small East German hometown to visit her mother.

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The Territory

Brazil | 2022 | 86 min | Alex Pritz

April 14 - 24, 2022

As their rainforest home is decimated by illegal settlers, a Brazilian tribe fights for their land, culture, and right to exist.

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Wildhood

Canada | 2021 | 108 min | Bretten Hannam (Mi'kmaw)

April 14 - 24, 2022

A Mi'kmaw teenager treks across maritime Canada in search of his birth mother and his own Indigenous heritage.

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Flux Gourmet

United Kingdom | 2022 | 111 min | Peter Strickland

April 18 - 21, 2022

A delectably vulgar provocation about an institution-based arts collective devoted to culinary and alimentary performance.

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Invisible Demons

India | 2021 | 70 min | Rahul Jain

April 18 - 21, 2022

Director Rahul Jain focuses on the city of Delhi to tell of the devastation climate change is wreaking right now in India.

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