SIFF Marquee Gala

Marquee Gala 2023

September 21, 2023

Join us as we kick off celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Seattle International Film Festival. We will be honoring our community partners—our "Celluloid Heroes"—in recognition of their generous support of SIFF. Help raise funds for current and future endeavors, including our re-opening of the former Seattle Cinerama Theater.

Honoring ArtsFund for their community partnership and BECU with the Bill Kennedy Award for outstanding philanthropic support of SIFF.

5:30 PM | Cocktail Reception
7:00 PM | Dinner & Program
9:00 PM | After Party 

Tickets & Tables

Tickets and tables include the cocktail reception, dinner with wine, program with live auction, and the after party. Purchasing options include individuals & tables for ten. 

Can’t make it to dinner? Tickets are also available for the after party only, where you'll dance on the Paramount's stage to KEXP’s DJ Larry Mizell, Jr.'s tunes while enjoying late night bites and cocktails.

Attire: Old Hollywood Glam



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Suite Cinematic Dreams

Suite Cinematic Dreams

Spend the night at the luxurious Sound Hotel and the following morning walk next door for a private tour of the former Seattle Cinerama Theater with Tom Mara. After the tour you’ll be invited for the first matinee screening of the day (time/date TBD), followed by a late lunch at Currant Bistro.

Cutting Room Floored

Cutting Room Floored

Be a part of Seattle history and the envy of your friends when you cut the ribbon at SIFF’s reopening of the former Seattle Cinerama Theater. Following the ceremony, you and a guest will enjoy priority seating at the very first public screening.

Tom Douglas, Tom Mara, Tom Skerritt

T3 Dinner

Have dinner with the most fascinating Toms in town! You and three guests will have quite possibly the most memorable meal of your lives while you spend an evening with Tom Skerritt, Tom Douglas and Tom Mara at The Carlile Room.

Kraken Up

Kraken Up

Enjoy lunch for four with Tod Leiweke, Kraken CEO at the Kraken Iceplex followed by a ride on the Kraken Zamboni! You’ll receive two personalized copies of “Hockey for Dummies” and four Kraken jerseys to prepare for the game that you’ll be watching with tickets to a suite. All eyes will be on you when the announcer personally welcomes you to the game!

Gala Leadership

Diana Knauf, co-chair
Carolyn Douglas, co-chair
Josh Lackey
Sudeshna Sen

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