Volunteer Appreciation

Thank You to our Volunteers for Making SIFF 2018 Possible!

Volunteer Appreciation

During the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival, 624 SIFF volunteers worked 4,046 shifts and contributed 13,324 hours of service.

Eleven Volunteers received a Top 100 Hours of Distinction Award for contributing 100 or more hours of service to the Festival:

James Akita
Carla Barrick
Florian Becquereau
Kathy Buchanan
Carla Bujnowski
Paul Bullard
Jeffrey Cavanaugh
Denise Kivlen
Vesper Mikan
Linda Patterson
Keith Yoshida

Linda Patterson, who volunteered 164 hours, is the recipient of the Volunteer of the Year Award -- given in recognition of contributing the most hours of service to the Festival.

Kathy Buchanan is the recipient of the Eric Sorlien Award in recognition of her excellent service exceeding all expectations for the Festival.

Carla Barrick, who volunteers for both the Festival and the Front Desk at the Film Center, is the recipient of the the Mark Tomas Award in recognition of her exemplary year-round service to SIFF.