SIFF Spotlight

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

Pick a Side: Where Will You Be on Closing Night?

Close out SIFF 2018 with a film from China, France, or Colombia (or just go on a bar crawl!)

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The Lesbian Lives in the End!

This festival, dry your tears and shake your booty to our lineup of LGBTQ films, where we promise the lesbian does not die in the end.

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Like, Share, Repeat

Films about social media intertwining with reality at SIFf 2018.

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Small Screen on the Silver Screen

Deep Dive into the TV That Changed Our Lives at SIFF 2018.

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SIFF Spotlight: The Purrfect Litter

Festival Films Featuring Your Favorite Furry Friends!

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SIFF Spotlight: Reel Women Who Slay

Badass True Stories About Real Women at SIFF 2018.

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See the Book and Read the Movie

A List of Great Literary Adaptations Screening at SIFF 2018.

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Festival Spotlight: 4th World Indigenous Media Lab

Cohort of All Indigenous Women Filmmakers Enter 4th World Indigenous Media Lab.

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Festival Spotlight: SIFF VR Zone

Explore the Future of Storytelling at SIFF VR Zone - A Virtual Reality and 360 Content Pop-up Event.

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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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