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!

Best of CatVideoFest: Creature Comforts Edition

USA | 2020 | 40 min.

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CatVideoFest returns virtually as a fundraiser for SIFF with a 40-minute "treat" of a reel that includes the very best videos from CatVideoFest history.

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The Booksellers

USA | 2019 | 99 min. | D.W. Young

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The Booksellers takes viewers inside the small but fascinating world of antiquarian booksellers, populated by an assortment of obsessives, intellects, eccentrics and dreamers.

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Deerskin

France | 2019 | 77 minutes | Quentin Dupieux

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Academy Award winner Jean Dujardin (The Artist) and Adèle Haenel (Portrait of a Lady on Fire) star in this black comedy of middle-aged masculinity gone awry.

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Spaceship Earth

USA | 2020 | 115 min. | Matt Wolf

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Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction, adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside of a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called BIOSPHERE 2.

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Driveways

USA | 2019 | 83 min. | Andrew Ahn

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Over a summer in upstate New York, a sensitive Asian-American boy becomes friends with the reclusive retiree next door.

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Military Wives

United Kingdom | 2019 | 112 min. | Peter Cattaneo

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With their partners away serving in Afghanistan, a group of women on the home front form a choir and quickly find themselves at the centre of a media sensation and global movement, in this feel-good story from Peter Cattaneo (The Full Monty).

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Life Itself

USA | 2014 | 120 min. | Steve James

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The inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. As part of the series Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs, a portion of ticket sales go to the filmmakers' charity of choice. Live Q&A with dir. Steve James and Chaz Ebert on May 27!

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The Ghost of Peter Sellers

USA | 2018 | 93 min. | Peter Medak

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A feature-length documentary directed by Peter Medak that tells the tale of his ill-fated Hollywood 17th Century pirate comedy shot in Cyprus starring Peter Sellers and Spike Milligan in 1973.

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The Painter and the Thief

Norway | 2020 | 102 min. | Benjamin Ree

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Czech artist Barbora Kysilkova develops an unlikely friendship with the man who stole two of her paintings in this award-winning documentary from Norwegian filmmaker Benjamin Ree.

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Blackfish

USA | 2013 | 83 min. | Gabriela Cowperthwaite

Opens May 29, 2020

Spotlighting infamous bull orca Tilikum, who caused the death of three people while in captivity, this compelling documentary investigates the negative impacts of the animal entertainment world. Part of Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs, with live Q&A with the director on June 3.

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Stage: The Culinary Internship

Canada | 2019 | 78 min. | Abigail Ainsworth

Opens May 29, 2020

Stage: The Culinary Internship follows a group of apiring chefs as they navigate their way through a nine-month apprenticeship at one of the best restaurants in the world--Mugaritz, nestled in the hills outside San Sebastian--under world-renowned Chef Andoni Luis Aduriz.

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Hail Satan?

USA | 2019 | 95 min. | Penny Lane

Opens June 5, 2020

In the battle for justice and equality, The Satanic Temple is putting up a hell of a fight. Part of Magnolia Pictures: A Few of Our Favorite Docs, with a portion of ticket sales going to the filmmakers’ charity of choice. Live Q&A with director Penny Lane in conversation with Lucien Greaves on June 10.

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The Wild

USA | 2019 | 60 min. | Mark Titus

Opens June 5, 2020

Newly into addiction recovery, an urgent threat emerges to spur fisherman/filmmaker, Mark Titus back to the wilds of Alaska, where the people of Bristol Bay and its storied wild salmon runs face devastation if a massive copper mine is constructed.

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