Open Caption Screenings

Available for all Tuesday and Sunday showtimes

SIFF is excited to bring more open caption screenings to better welcome deaf and hard of hearing audiences, as well as anyone who benefits from viewing captions.

Here, you'll find a list of films we're presenting with open captions on Tuesdays and Sundays.


Open captioning is when the dialogue and sounds of a film are written as text that is overlaid on the film image for anyone in the audience to see. It is considered passive assistance, a service that is there to use or ignore.

We understand that open captions can be distracting for those who are not accustomed to using them, but in the spirit of making SIFF accessible for all cinephiles we appreciate your consideration for those who need open captions.


All SIFF Cinema venues and Seattle International Film Festival external venues will remain equipped with Assistive Listening devices on days when open captioning is not offered. Check-in with the Cinema or Festival Venue Manager to locate the devices at your venue.

All SIFF Cinema venues and Seattle International Film Festival external venues are equipped with Closed Captioning and Descriptive Listening devices, but services may vary per film. Call 206-464-5830 or email for more information.

One Fine Morning

France | 2022 | 112 min. | Mia Hansen-Love

March 10 - 22, 2023

SIFF Cinema Uptown

With a father suffering from neurodegenerative disease, a young woman lives with her eight-year-old daughter. While struggling to secure a decent nursing home, she runs into an unavailable friend with whom she embarks on an affair.

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Return to Seoul

France | 2022 | 117 min. | Davy Chou

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

After an impulsive travel decision to visit friends, Freddie, 25, returns to South Korea for the first time, where she was born before being adopted and raised in France.

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The Lost King

United Kingdom | 2022 | 108 min. | Stephen Frears

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SIFF Cinema Uptown

An amateur historian defies the stodgy academic establishment in her efforts to find King Richard III's remains, which were lost for over 500 years.

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A Thousand and One

USA | 2023 | 117 min. | A.V. Rockwell

Opens March 30, 2023

SIFF Cinema Uptown

Convinced it’s one last, necessary crime on the path to redemption, unapologetic and free-spirited Inez kidnaps 6-year-old Terry from the foster care system. Holding on to their secret and each other, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability in New York City. Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic) at Sundance Film Festival 2023.

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