Virtual SIFF Cinema

Stay home, stay healthy, and support SIFF with Virtual SIFF Cinema!

We are pleased to present new independent arthouse films, encores of successful presentations, and an ever-rotating selection of virtual cinema to enjoy in your house. On each film detail page, you'll find a link to the distributor's screening portal where you'll be able to rent the film and begin watching. As part of the revenue goes directly back to SIFF, this is a great way to support us during this time and see new films!

Please also consider making a donation or registering for any of our Virtual Events!

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Spain | 2019 | 88 min. | Bill Gallagher

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A powerfully inspirational tale of “lost boy” Guor Maker who escaped war-torn Sudan, fled to the US, and became an Olympic athlete.

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John Lewis: Good Trouble

USA | 2020 | 97 min. | Dawn Porter

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An in-depth and inspiring portrait of the legendary civil rights activist and Democratic Representative from Georgia, John Lewis. With rare footage and interviews, Dawn Porter’s chronicle covers more that 60 years of his social activism and legislative action.

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Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things

United Kingdom | 2019 | 90 min. | Leslie Woodhead

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Ella Fitzgerald was a 15 year-old street kid when she won a talent contest in 1934 at the Apollo Theatre in Harlem. Within months she was a star. Using never-before-seen images and unheard interviews, the film brings Ella Fitzgerald to life and tells the story of her music.

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The Audition

Germany | 2019 | 99 min. | Ina Weisse

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A tightly wound and engrossing portrait of a perfectionist music teacher on the verge of a nervous collapse, with a truly note-perfect Nina Hoss performance.

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The Last Tree

United Kingdom | 2018 | 99 min. | Shola Amoo

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The Last Tree is the semi-autobiographical story of Femi (as a child played by newcomer Tai Golding), a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after being fostered in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner-city London to live with his birth mother.

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House of Hummingbird

South Korea | 2018 | 138 minutes | Bora Kim

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Fourteen-year-old Eun-hee struggles with social pressure, her sexuality, and her indifferent family during the summer of 1994. SIFF 2019 Grand Jury Prize: Official Competition.

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And the Birds Rained Down

Canada (Québec) | 2019 | 127 min. | Louise Archambault

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Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the rest of the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women in this gentle, elegiac study of intertwined lives.

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One Day in the Life of Noah Piugattuk

Canada | 2019 | 111 min. | Zacharias Kunuk (Inuk)

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In 1961, Noah Piugattuk and his band of nomadic Inuit hunters are approached by a brutish white man known as “Boss” who pressures them to abandon their traditional way of life and move into settlement housing.

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Marona’s Fantastic Tale

Romania | 2019 | 92 min. | Anca Damian

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This poetic and touching animation from director Anca Damian is a dazzling expressionistic view of the world through the eyes of a stray dog, who wants nothing more than love and a bone.

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Widow of Silence

India | 2018 | 85 min. | Praveen Morchhale

Opens July 17, 2020

Her husband arrested, his fate a mystery, a Muslim woman in war-ravaged Kashmir lives in a grueling legal limbo as a "half-widow," battling a cruel bureaucracy while trying to care for her daughter and mother-in-law.

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Boys State

USA | 2020 | 109 min. | Jesse Moss, Amanda McBaine

July 22, 2020

Texas teens converge upon Austin to create their own practice government in this portrayal of the American Legion-sponsored event, holding up a mirror to our political systems and the lessons today’s youth have taken from their political present. Winner: Sundance Film Festival 2020 (U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Documentary).

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Bloody Nose, Empty Pockets

USA | 2020 | 99 min. | Bill Ross, Turner Ross

Opens July 24, 2020

Celebrate National Dive Bar Day with this sneak peek screening! In the shadows of the bright lights of Las Vegas, it's last call for a beloved dive bar known as the Roaring 20s. A document of real people, in an unreal situation, facing an uncertain future: America at the end of 2016.

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A Girl Missing

Japan | 2019 | 111 min. | Kôji Fukada

Opens July 31, 2020

A home-care nurse’s relationship with the family she has spent years working for is threatened when her nephew is arrested for kidnapping their daughter, in Koji Fukada’s purposeful, tense, and suspenseful drama.

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A Thousand Cuts

USA | 2020 | 110 min. | Ramona S. Diaz

Opens August 7, 2020

Thrilling portrait of Filipino journalist Maria Ressa, co-counder of popular online news outlet Rappler, and a journalistic thorn in President Rodrigo Dutarte’s side.

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Song Without a Name

Peru | 2019 | 97 min. | Melina Leon

Opens August 7, 2020

Based on harrowing true events of an Indigenous Andean woman whose newborn is whisked away and never returned, this Kafkaesque thriller suggests a deep corruption at the roots of Peruvian society.

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Running into technical issues streaming any of the films? Please refer to the platform's FAQ pages:

  • Eventive FAQ (And the Birds Rained Down, Ella Fitzgerald: Just One of Those Things, One Day in the Life of Noah Piuggatuk, Up From the Streets)
  • Kino Marquee FAQ (House of Hummingbird)