6/11/2017 |
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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.


All Best of SIFF screenings will be held at SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Avenue N)

Friday, June 16

6:30 PM - At the End of the Tunnel (Golden Space Needle Audience Awards - Best Film, Best Director)
9:00 PM - Bye Bye Germany

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

4:00 PM - Dolores (Golden Space Needle Audience Award, Best Documentary)
6:30 PM - In Syria
8:30 PM - Boundaries (Grand Jury Prize, New Directors Competition)

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)

About SIFF

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.