SIFF ANNOUNCES "BEST OF SIFF" LINEUP
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Audience Favorites & Jury Award Winners Return to SIFF Cinema Uptown June 16-22
SEATTLE, WA—June 11, 2017—Today SIFF announced the much-anticipated lineup of its annual "Best of SIFF" showcase, scheduled to take place June 16 through 22 at SIFF Cinema Uptown and presented by Alaska Airlines.
Slated to return are Golden Space Needle Audience Award-winner of Best Film and Best Director, At the End of the Tunnel; Official Competition and Best Actress Award-winner Sami Blood; New American Cinema Competition winner and local audience favorite Lane 1974; New Directors Competition winner Boundaries; as well as festival favorites such as Bye Bye Germany, Dolores, and The Paris Opera. Rounding out the week will be the Best of SIFF Shorts, including audience favorites as well as jury winners.
SIFF Executive Director Sarah Wilke says, "During the past 25 days Seattle welcomed an incredible lineup of films from around the world. We're excited to welcome back SIFF's audience favorites and jury award-winners for the Best of SIFF!"
Tickets for Best of SIFF are on sale now.
SCHEDULE FOR BEST OF SIFF 2017
All Best of SIFF screenings will be held at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Avenue N)
Friday, June 16
Saturday, June 17
1:30 PM - Swallows & Amazons (Films4Families Youth Jury Prize)
4:00 PM - Becoming Who I Was (Grand Jury Prize, Documentary)
6:30 PM - Lane 1974 (Grand Jury Prize, New American Cinema)
8:30 PM - Sami Blood (Grand Jury Prize, Official Competition)
Sunday, June 18
Monday, June 19
7:00 PM - The Paris Opera
Tuesday, June 20
7:00 PM - The Farthest
Wednesday, June 21
No Best of SIFF screenings
Thursday, June 22
4:30 PM - Best of SIFF Shorts (Audience Favorites and Jury Winners)
Founded in 1976, SIFF creates experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world with the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education. Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 400 features, short films, and documentaries from over 80 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on five screens at the SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, and SIFF Film Center, reaching more than 175,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 13,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.