SIFF Spotlight

All the latest insider news from SIFF Cinema, SIFF Education, and the Seattle International Film Festival.

Festival Spotlight: Opening Night Gala

44th Seattle International Film Festival Opening Night Film + Gala to Celebrate The Bookshop.

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Festival Spotlight: China Stars

SIFF announces the China Stars Showcase for the Seattle International Film Festival 2018

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Interview with Lynn Shelton

The director of Outside In talks to Jeremy Cropf about working with Jay Duplass and Edie Falco.

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Festival Spotlight: Centerpiece and Closing Night Galas

SIFF announces Sorry to Bother You and Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot as Centerpiece and Closing Night Galas.

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Festival Spotlight: Web Fest + SIFF

SIFF announces a new episodic program for the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival.

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Festival Spotlight: Festival Favorites

Hits from Sundance, TIFF, and SXSW confirmed for SIFF 2018.

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SIFF Starring You, In Your Neighborhood

SIFF announces a new location for the SIFF Lounge, as well as the festival's return to multiple neighborhood venues.

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Festival Spotlight: Savor & Sip through SIFF 2018

A Sneak Peek at our Festival Culinary Cinema Program.

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Festival Spotlight: SIFF’s Fly Filmmaking Challenge is Back!

Short on time, instinct takes over as six Washington State filmmakers dive into the world of creativity because artists matter.

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Programmers' Corner: Beth Barrett

SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett talks about her experience as a programmer.

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Programmers' Corner: Clinton McClung

SIFF Programmer Clinton Mcclung talks about his experience working in cinema and film festivals

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Programmers' Corner: Justine Barda

SIFF Programmer Justine Barda talks about her experience working in film festivals.

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Programmers' Corner: Maryna Ajaja

SIFF Programmer Maryna Ajaja talks about her experience working in cinema and film festivals

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Programmers' Corner: Megan Leonard

SIFF Programmer Megan Leonard talks about her experience working in film festivals.

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