Film Festivals

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Film festivals and special events that are both worldly and uniquely Seattle, fostering a dialogue between contemporary cinema, arts, and culture.

1 Reel Film Festival

An annual festival of short films curated by SIFF and screened at Bumbershoot. This year's mini-festival will be held on August 31 - September 2, 2018.

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French Cinema Now

Opens September 27, 2018

SIFF's annual mini-festival celebrates the best in current French language Cinema. The festival will return for its seventh year on September 27 - October 4, 2018.

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Issaquah International Film Festival

Opens September 15, 2018

Every year, SIFF takes the show on the road to the Trailhead City" of Issaquah with this special weekend program featuring some of the world's best films on September 15 & 16, 2018!

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Opens October 19, 2018

The Portland German Film Festival presents KINOFEST Seattle 2018

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Cinema Italian Style

SIFF's Cinema Italian Style showcases the best in Italian cinema past and present. The festival will return November 8 - 15, 2018.

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Noir City

SIFF's Noir City showcases the best in film noir. The festival will return February 15-21, 2019.

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Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

March 24, 2018

The Museum of Pop Culture in partnership with SIFF presents the thirteenth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival.

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