SIFF 2018 Award Winners
Award-Winning Feature Films from the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival
China | 2018 | 130 minutes | Cathy Yan
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Grand Jury Prize - New Directors Competition and the China Stars Award for Best First Film | Five Shanghai residents find their lives converging amidst the backdrop of a mysterious river of dead swine.
USA | 2018 | 93 minutes | Bo Burnham
Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film and Best Actress (Elsie Fisher) | A 13-year-old girl navigates the final week of her disastrous eight grade year.
China | 2018 | 117 minutes | Mingming Yang
Winner of the SIFF 2018 China Stars Award for Best New Talent | A college graduate stuck living at home clashes with her mother over everything from marriage to money to table manners.
USA | 2018 | 105 minutes | Laura Nix
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Grand Jury Prize - Documentary Competition | Brilliant teenage minds come together to devise solutions to climate change in this life-affirming science documentary.
USA | 2017 | 85 minutes | Gus Krieger
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Youth Jury Prize for Best FutureWave Feature | A heartrending dreamscape of a black teen’s life and dreams replaying as she becomes a statistic of police violence.
USA | 2017 | 80 minutes | Don Hardy Jr., Dana Nachman
Winner of the Lena Sharpe Award for Persistence of Vision | Five Labrador litter-mates are trained from birth for the chance to become guide dogs for the visually impaired.
Brazil | 2018 | 100 minutes | Aly Muritiba
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Grand Jury Prize - Ibero-American Competition | When a Brazilian teenager's sex video goes viral, she commits one desperate act that shocks her enite community.
Denmark | 2018 | 85 minutes | Gustav Moller
Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Director (Gustav Möller) | An emergency dispatcher receives a panicked distress call from a woman, leading him on a frantic rescue mission.
Argentina | 2017 | 92 minutes | Pablo Solarz
Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Actor (Miguel Ángel Solá) | Coming to grips with his mortality, an elderly tailor searches for the man that once saved him from the Holocaust.
Palestine | 2018 | 127 minutes | Muayad Alayan
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Grand Jury Prize - Official Competition | A love affair between an Israeli and Palestinian in embattled Jerusalem threatens to explode into political crisis.
China | 2017 | 84 minutes | Jia Hu
Winner of the SIFF 2018 China Stars Award for Best Film | A polyamorous male couple test the limits of their sexuality by becoming romantically entangled with a beautiful young girl.
USA | 2018 | 90 minutes | Jim Cummings
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Grand Jury Prize - New American Cinema Competition | A small-town police officer struggling to process the death of his mother, an impending divorce, and his own unrecognized cluelessness.
USA | 2018 | 93 minutes | Morgan Neville
Winner of the Golden Space Needle Award for Best Documentary | Documentary that focuses on the life and career of Fred Rogers and his inspiring influences on children.
Ireland | 2017 | 96 minutes | Colin McIvor
Winner of the SIFF 2018 Youth Jury Prize for Best Films4Families Feature | A young teenager and his friends break into a zoo to protect a baby elephant during the Blitzkrieg of 1941.