9/23/2013 | Seattle International Film Festival
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SEATTLE, WA - On Saturday, September 28, 2013, partygoers will sip from Washington's top vintners and bars, taste from the city's most acclaimed restaurants, and win fabulous auction items at the can't-miss party of the season: Sip for SIFF. This annual benefit for SIFF, the city's premier film organization - including the yearly Festival, year-round SIFF Cinema programming, and SIFF Education programs - invites our cherished film-loving patrons to gather together and celebrate being a part of one of Seattle's most beloved cultural institutions, now preparing to welcome its 40th year.

This year, in addition to delicious wine and food from our winery and restaurant partners, we're debuting a live bartender competition, featuring renowned bartenders from four of the city's most innovative cocktail spots. Guests will be invited to sample and vote on each bartender's original premium vermouth-based cocktail.

The irresistably biddable silent and live auctions include over 37 gifts, getaways, and baubles and will be hosted by local auctioneer, actor, and excellent-tux-wearer Ian Lindsay.

"Sip for SIFF is such a special night for our organization," says Mary Bacarella, SIFF's Managing Director. "We revel in any chance to show our patrons and partners what their support means to us, and we feel the next best way to do that - after our incredible programs, of course - is to throw them a fantastic party!"

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 250 features and 150 short films from over 70 countries each year. SIFF Cinema exhibits premiere theatrical engagements, repertory, classic, and revival film showings 365 days a year on four screens at the SIFF Film Center and the historic SIFF Cinema Uptown, reaching more than 100,000 attendees annually. SIFF Education offers educational programs for all audiences serving more than 11,000 students and youth in the community with free programs each year.