The SIFF Lounge

Pan Pacific Hotel: 2125 Terry Ave, Seattle, WA 98121

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The SIFF Lounge, presented by Vulcan Productions, is located at the Pan Pacific Hotel in South Lake Union and is a place where filmmakers, guests, and SIFF passholders can gather at the center of the Festival to meet for happy hours, share ideas, and connect outside of theater walls.  The SIFF Lounge is also the home to SIFF Forums and VR demonstrations.  It's not only a gathering space for SIFF-goers; it's the main hub of Festival activities.


During scheduled forums: open to the public
Thursdays and Fridays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: Festival passholders and guests
Saturdays and Sundays, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: open to the public
Memorial Day (Monday, May 30) 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM: open to the public

SIFF Lounge is located at the Pan Pacific Hotel (2125 Terry Ave) in South Lake Union.  Please use the patio doors to the left of the main hotel entrance, near Tutta Bella.


Weekends: noon - 5:00 PM
SIFF's Festival Forums set the stage for engaging discussions of some of the most important topics in film today. Each weekend, join us for:  

  • Filmmaker Round Tables every Saturday and Sunday at noon, hosted by KCTS 9's Jeremy Cropf
  • Programmer Chats, which take you behind-the-scenes of selecting the films for SIFF 2017
  • VR / 360 panels with visionary content producers and technologists each Saturday from 3:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Additional forums each weekend at 1:15 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:45 PM.

Upcoming Forums:

Saturday, May 27
Noon - Filmmaker Round Table
1:15 PM - SIFF Programmer Chat: Short Films
2:30 PM - We're Here to Make a Movie: SAG-AFTRA Indie and New Media Agreements for Emerging Filmmakers
3:45 PM - Adapting Your 'Flattie' Skills to 360 Filmmaking

Sunday, May 28
Noon - Indigenous Filmmaker Round Table
1:15 PM - Casting Equity: Performance Demonstration and Panel
3:45 PM - Gather Your Team

Monday, May 29
Noon - Filmmaker Round Table
1:15 PM - Planning for Crowd-Sourcing Success
2:30 PM - The Creativity of Limits
3:45 PM - Composing For and Against Expectation

Saturday, June 3
Noon - Filmmaker Round Table
1:15 PM - Turning True-Life Stories into Narrative Films
2:30 PM - Reinforcing/Subverting Gender in Entertainment Media
3:45 PM - Experience Me a Story: Game Mechanics and Storytelling

Sunday, June 4
Noon - Filmmaker Round Table
1:15 PM - SIFF Programmer Chat
2:30 PM - Finding Balance Between the Corporate and Independent
3:45 PM - Script Tease and Pitching Demo

Saturday, June 10
Noon - Film in China
1:15 PM - The Realities of Distribution in a Digital World
2:30 PM - Social Justice Storytelling on a 360 Canvas
3:45 PM - Narrative Worldbuilding in Immersive Storytelling


Powered by WonderTek Labs, this pop-up welcomes all audiences to experience a selection of the best creative 360 and Virtual Reality storytelling content from Seattle and around the globe.  These 360*room-scale experiences are accessible free of charge during Friday-Sunday Happy Hours and all Festival Forums.

Further explore 360 / VR Storytelling at our Playtank on June 10.