SIFF reveals art & announces venues for the 50th Seattle International Film Festival

2/21/2024 |
Madison Zimmerman |

Local theaters join SIFF venues to host in-person screenings as art is revealed for the festival, screening May 9-19 across Seattle

SEATTLE – The 2024 Seattle International Film Festival returns in person May 9-19 & virtually on the SIFF Channel May 20-27, celebrating its golden birthday and the 50 years of surprising cinema it has brought to the city of Seattle. Today, SIFF announced its Festival venues and revealed the 2024 Festival poster art created with longtime partner WONGDOODY.

“This milestone year is a celebration of the incredible cinema from around the world that the Seattle International Film Festival has brought to our city for half a century, and the audiences who continue to be surprised and delighted by film,” said SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett, “SIFF is excited for our 50th birthday and to celebrate the great films and experiences that have made the Festival a cornerstone of the Seattle cultural landscape with the best audiences in the world.”

SIFF also announced the venues that will host the Festival’s programmed films as well as sites for the Opening and Closing Night Gala parties. In addition to its own theaters – SIFF Cinema Uptown, SIFF Cinema Egyptian, SIFF Film Center, and the newly opened SIFF Cinema Downtown – SIFF will also screen films at additional locations across Seattle.

“This year’s Festival is made even more special by the inclusion of our newest venue, SIFF Cinema Downtown,” said SIFF Executive Director Tom Mara. “And we’re very pleased to once again be partnering with The Paramount Theatre, AMC Pacific Place, Shoreline Community College, Majestic Bay Theatres, the Grand Hyatt Seattle, and MOHAI to bring films and events to Seattle in such an expansive way to celebrate our 50th year.”

Locations for 50th Seattle International Film Festival screenings and parties:

The Paramount Theatre
Opening Night Gala film & party
Thursday, May 9, 2024

SIFF Cinema Downtown - Belltown
May 10–19, 2024

SIFF Cinema Uptown - Queen Anne
Preview screenings: April 29–May 9, 2024
Festival screenings: May 10–19, 2024

SIFF Cinema Egyptian - Capitol Hill
May 10–19, 2024

SIFF Film Center - Seattle Center
May 10–19, 2024

AMC Pacific Place - Downtown Seattle
May 10–19, 2024

Shoreline Community College - Shoreline
May 10–19, 2024

Majestic Bay Theatres - Ballard
May 10–16, 2024

Museum of History and Industry (MOHAI)
Closing Night Gala party (following Closing Night screening at SIFF Cinema Downtown)
Saturday, May 18, 2024

SIFF is also proud to once again be partnering with The Grand Hyatt Seattle as the Official Hotel of the Seattle International Film Festival. The hotel will be home to the Festival’s Guest Relations team and Press Office.

Media accreditation for the 50th Seattle International Film Festival opens February 27, 2024. Press inquiries, appointments, and interview requests can be made at

Commemorative apparel featuring this year's artwork will be available in select in-person locations and at the SIFF Shop online at

The 50th Seattle International Film Festival will play in person May 9-19 at venues across Seattle and virtually on the SIFF Channel May 20-27. Passes and ticket packages are on sale now at Individual tickets will go on sale to SIFF members on April 17, and to the general public on April 18, 2024.

About SIFF: 
Beginning in 1976 with the annual Seattle International Film Festival, then expanding into year-round programming, SIFF is a 501c3 cultural arts organization whose mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that SIFF fosters a community that is more informed, aware and alive.

In its four theaters, SIFF offers year-round screenings, Film Talks and a series of spotlight festivals throughout the year. SIFF also serves the community through educational programs and SIFFsupports, a partnership program that hosts and provides technical support to a variety of special screenings and festivals.

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