Megan Leonard's Picks

SIFF Programmer Megan Leonard picks some of her highlights from the 2019 Festival.

Megan Leonard

Megan Leonard is a producer and festival programmer based in Seattle, WA. She's served on SIFF's programming committee for ten years where she now leads the New American Cinema and ShortsFest teams. Additionally she programs for DOC NYC, Indie Memphis, and Cucalorus. As a producer, her films have screened festivals around the world and received numerous Vimeo Staff Picks. Her film "Mixtape Marauders" received Short of the Week's 2019 Best Comedy of the Year Award.

El Ángel

El Ángel

A taught steamy Argentinian caper with a violent streak.

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Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

Anthropocene: The Human Epoch

A striking epic detailing the immense human impact on our planet.

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The Death of Dick Long

The Death of Dick Long

From one of the co-directors of Swiss Army Man comes an outrageous murder mystery with a bad Nickelback cover band at its center.

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The Farewell

The Farewell

Awkwafina gives everything. Laughs, tears, and heartfelt moments with grandma.

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Greener Grass

Greener Grass

A twisted Stepford Wives-esque world of adult braces, underwear scarves, and bizarre parenting. Watch the short online for a taste.

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Human Nature

Human Nature

Forget genetically modified fruit, let's talk genetically modified humans. What's the worst that could happen?

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Knife+Heart

Knife+Heart

Horror intersects with kink in this genderbending giallo murder mystery set on a gay '70s French porn shoot.

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Ms. Purple

Ms. Purple

Director Justin Chon, of SIFF 2017's Gook, returns with a story about the tough choices we make for family, and the boundaries we must set to protect ourselves. 

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The Nightingale

The Nightingale

Not for the faint of heart, the director of The Babadook returns with a gruesome revenge story set in colonial Tanzania.

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WTF

Shortsfest Weekend

Check out everything during ShortsFest, but pay special attention to WTF?! and Glitoris Maximus programs for... extra surprises.

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Them That Follow

Them That Follow

Coming-of-age as the pastor's daughter in a snake-handling church can prove dangerous when the snake's bite is God's will.

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Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts

Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts

A fun and funny behind-the-scenes lewk into the life, drama, and stylings of the Skinny Legend herself, Trixie Mattel. Oh honey, you're in for a treat.

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Who Let the Dogs Out

Rumor has it, the Mariners did.

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