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SIFF 2018 Wraps Up With Award Winners and Encores

June 11, 2018 • The 44th Seattle International Film Festival wrapped up Sunday night, June 10th after...

Janne Puustinen and Boodi Kabbani, "A Moment in the Reeds"

SIFF Spotlight “A Moment in the Reeds”: An Interview with Filmmaker Mikko Makela

June 8, 2018 •   In the midst of jetsetting through the international film...

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SIFF 2018 Spotlight: The FINAL Weekend!!!

June 7, 2018 • That was fast! The 44th annual Seattle International Film Festival is already going into its...

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SIFF Honors Ethan Hawke With Tribute/Screening of Film “Blaze”

June 4, 2018 • A few tickets remain for the Seattle International Film Festival’s starry...

A very young Terrence McNally with fellow playwright (and lover) Edward Albee

SIFF 2018 LGBTQ Pick: “Every Act of Life” Charts the Life of Master...

May 30, 2018 •   SIFF Pick: Every Act of Life Charts the Life of Master Playwright...

"My Big Gay Italian Wedding" screens June 4th and 5th at SIFF

SIFF 2018 LGBTQ Film Spotlight: MORE Amazing Queer Films To See This Week!

May 29, 2018 • LGBTQ History SIFF is committed to presenting all facets of the LGBTQ experience. This...

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LGBTQ SIFF Spotlight: “The Miseducation of Cameron Post” and “We The Animals”

May 25, 2018 • Here’s two big LGBTQ films to check out Memorial Day Weekend at...

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Canada | 2017 | 8 minutes | Matthew Rankin
An inventor explores his wild imagination while considering innovative new concepts.

SIFF 2018 Spotlight: Shorts Weekend Kicks Off Thursday; LGBTQ Shorts On Sunday

May 24, 2018 • The Seattle International Film Festival’s VERY popular Shorts Weekend...

Claire Danes and out gay actor Jim Parsons star in an emotional and nuanced look at modern parenting as a married couple whose precocious, creative four-year-old begins to exhibit gender-expansive behavior. Directed by Silas Howard ("Transparent") and with an impressive supporting cast that includes Octavia Spencer and Ann Dowd. The film screens May 26 and 27, 2018 at Pacific Place, downtown Seattle.

SIFF 2018 Spotlight: Queer Films With Happier Endings

May 23, 2018 • Here’s a cute daily spotlight from the 44th annual Seattle International Film festival...

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SIFF Spotlight: Films Exploring The Power of Social Media

May 22, 2018 • Film is apparently keeping up with our changing world because the 44th annual Seattle...

The film, "The Bookshop" will open the 44th annual Seattle International Film Festival on Thursday, May 17, 2018

44th SIFF Opens Thursday With “The Bookshop”

May 16, 2018 • The 44th Seattle International Film Festival officially kicks off...

The 2018 documentary "Shakedown" examines the world of lesbian women of color working as strippers/exotic dancers in underground LA club. It screens at SIFF May 18 & 19, 2018.

“Shakedown” Explores The World Of LA Lesbian Exotic Dancers

May 15, 2018 •   “SHAKEDOWN IS EXPLICIT AND ILLEGAL IN NATURE THE CLUB...

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SIFF 2018 Has 32 Queer Films…And, No GayLa!!!!!

May 9, 2018 • SO, when it cinematically rains, it REALLY effin’ pours in Seattle since we have 13,839...

"Sorry To Bother You" is the debut film from musician Boots Riley and will be the Centerpiece Gala at SIFF 2018.

SIFF Announces Galas Including Gus Van Sant’s Latest Film And Debut From Boots...

April 11, 2018 • The Seattle International Film Festival (aka SIFF) has a year round presence with three area...

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We Love Wonder Woman! So Does SIFF!

April 4, 2018 • There’s something divinely empowering about Wonder Woman that touches so many gay women...

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Snag Tix to Free Screening Of Trans Themed Oscar Nommed “A Fantastic Woman”

February 16, 2018 • It’s a Hot Topic movie this month…the highly regarded Chilean film A FANTASTIC...

Beth Barrett has been named the permanent Artistic Director for the Seattle International Film Festival. Photo: SIFF

Congrats #1: Beth Barrett Named Permanent SIFF Artistic Director

August 3, 2017 • We are SO thrilled that Beth Barrett has been named the permanent Artistic...

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SIFF Broadcasts & Screens “Angels in America” With Nathan Lane & Andrew Garfield

July 28, 2017 • The latest in the series NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE events where productions from the London UK...

Kate Micucci, Alison Brie and Aubrey Plaza are foul mouthed horny 14th century Italian nuns in the film comedy, THE LITTLE HOURS now playing at SIFF at The Uptown

Gender Dynamics Fuel Film Making As Well As Promotion For The Raunchy Film...

July 18, 2017 • How awkward. Gender dynamics in everyday conversation between...

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Last Call: LGBT Films at #SIFF2017 As Seattle’s Beloved Movie Festival Wraps It...

June 9, 2017 • The old cut and paste job! It’s the last weekend for SIFF 2017...

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Don’t Forget! SIFF’s Big Gay-La is Thursday At Egyptian With “Susanne Bartsch: On...

June 7, 2017 • Susanne Bartsch: On Top Sashay, Q&A, Par-tay! Walk in our Drag...

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Tickets Still Available for SIFF’s Tribute To Anjelica Huston

June 6, 2017 • A few tickets still remain for the big Wednesday night tribute to one...

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SIFF 17 Is Halfway Done But More LGBTQ Films To Come Including Big...

May 30, 2017 • SIFF wrapped up the 2nd of its 4 weekends and now heads into its...

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SIFF Alert: “Prom King 2010” Has Seattle Connections; One Screening Is Selling Out

May 24, 2017 • Here’s a film to be on your Queerdar at this year’s Seattle...

French film star Gaspard Ulli stars in out gay filmmaker Xavier Dolan's IT'S ONLY THE END OF THE WORLD

Brazilian Divas, Dysfunctional French Families, Mexican Marriage Equality: SIFF 2017 Is Global

May 22, 2017 • Here are 3 queer films to check in the next few days at the Seattle...

SUSANNE BARTSCH: ON TOP is this year's "Gay-La" presentation at the 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival on Thursday, June 8th.

LGBTQ SIFF Includes Susanne Bartsch, Tom of Finland, Allan Carr, Marsha P. Johnson...

May 3, 2017 • The Seattle International Film Festival opened its doors (for...

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SIFF 43 To Honor Legendary Anjelica Huston On June 7th At The Egyptian

April 27, 2017 • The Seattle International Film Festival will honor third generation Hollywood royalty when...

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Kumail Nanjiani’s THE BIG SICK To Open SIFF 2017

April 7, 2017 • SIFF (aka the Seattle International Film Festival) has just announced...

Chief Curator at the Seattle International Film Festival, CARL SPENCE is leaving the organization.

SIFF’s Chief Curator Carl Spence Steps Down

October 4, 2016 • Rumors were circulating earlier this year that the Seattle International Film...

You have another chance to see some of the Best of SIFF 2016 including a couple queer themed films like "The Queen of Ireland".

SIFF Encores Include “Queen of Ireland” and “These Cocksucking Tears”

June 14, 2016 • The long, long, long 2016 Seattle International Film Festival ended...

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“French Gay Bullies In Love” Is The Basic Premise For SIFF’s GayLa

June 7, 2016 • French filmmakers André Téchiné (Wild Reeds) and Céline Sciamma...

Irish drag superstar/political activist PANTI BLISS comes to Seattle to promote her film "The Queen of Ireland" this week.

Panti Bliss, The “Queen of Ireland” Comes To Seattle

May 31, 2016 • Yes, the one and only PANTI BLISS, the Irish drag queen and political...

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SIFF & STG Glam Out With BowieVision at “Oh You Pretty Things: Glam...

May 25, 2016 • Frankly, we’re shocked this hasn’t sold out yet. Seattle...

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Locally Made Trans Documentary “Finding Kim” Debuts At SIFF

May 24, 2016 • The locally made documentary film, Finding Kim had its world premiere...

Molly Shannon's in Seattle all weekend as part of SIFF 2016.

Spend Sunday Afternoon With Molly Shannon

May 22, 2016 • She likes to “Kick, Stretch AND Kick!” Yes, “Sally...

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His “Café Society” Is The Opening Gala…Is Woody Allen Coming To SIFF?

April 23, 2016 • We doubt it. We’ll be honest…that’s totally a click...