48th Seattle International Film Festival to open to in-person audiences April 14–24

2/9/2022 |

After an all-virtual event in 2021, SIFF 2022 will offer unique hybrid experience for filmgoers

SEATTLE, WA (February 9, 2022) – Following an all-virtual event last year, the 48th Seattle International Film Festival will return April 14–24 with a hybrid event that includes both in-person and virtual screenings. The 11-day festival will present the best in international and independent films from around the globe – with screenings at SIFF theaters and venues throughout the city as well as virtually on the SIFF Channel.

“The Seattle International Film Festival encompasses everything that SIFF stands for,” said SIFF’s Artistic Director Beth Barrett. “We want to connect people to the experiences of others, to revel in great stories, and to create experiences designed for film lovers. The spring Festival is an 11-day celebration of film’s power to delight and transform – to inspire, provoke, and connect us to our community and the world.”

The Seattle International Film Festival is consistently ranked as one of the top audience festivals in North America, and is an Academy Award-qualifying film festival for short films. SIFF began as an event designed for Seattle filmgoers, renowned for their strong support for independent cinema. For nearly five decades, Seattle audiences have proven themselves to be among the best in the country, deeply engaged with film and filmmakers, appreciative of all genres, and excited to be in the community around film.

For more information, images, event access, or to schedule an interview, please contact Jaclyn Graham at jaclyn@injoystudios.com.

Passes for the event are on sale March 2 for SIFF members and March 3 for non-members. Tickets for individual screenings are available for sale on March 30 to SIFF members and March 31 to non-members. Individual ticket prices start at $15. For passes and tickets, visit siff.net/festival.

For the health and safety of everyone visiting SIFF Cinemas and participating venues, proof of vaccination with a photo ID is required for entry. Visit here for the full COVID policy.

Media accreditation applications are open now through March 14.
Industry accreditation applications open March 2–25.
To inquire, please visit siff.net/news/press

About SIFF:
SIFF is known for our international festival that takes place in the late spring each year. For more than 47 years, SIFF has delighted moviegoers with films from all regions of the world and all genres of film. In addition, SIFF offers year-round arthouse screenings, curated weeklong film festivals, cinema events, and education opportunities - to keep up with us, visit siff.net.

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