Festival Spotlight

A series of announcements about the 45th Seattle International Film Festival (May 16 - June 9, 2019), leading up to the full lineup release on May 1.

Festival Spotlight: Closing Night

Director Lulu Wang's The Farewell, starring Awkwafina, will close SIFF 2019.

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Festival Spotlight: Opening Night

Seattle film luminary Lynn Shelton opens SIFF 2019 with IFC Films’ Sword of Trust.

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Festival Spotlight: Festival Favorites

Award winners from Sundance, Toronto, and Berlin Film Festivals, new works from Oscar®-winning filmmakers, and the return of some of SIFF's favorite directors.

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Festival Spotlight: SIFF 2019 Venues

SIFF announces a new location for the SIFF Lounge, as well as the Seattle International Film Festival's return to multiple neighborhood venues.

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Programmers' Corner: Beth Barrett

SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett talks about her experience as a programmer.

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Programmers' Corner: Clinton McClung

SIFF Programmer Clinton Mcclung talks about his experience working in cinema and film festivals

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Programmers' Corner: Justine Barda

SIFF Programmer Justine Barda talks about her experience working in film festivals.

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Programmers' Corner: Maryna Ajaja

SIFF Programmer Maryna Ajaja talks about her experience working in cinema and film festivals

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Programmers' Corner: Megan Leonard

SIFF Programmer Megan Leonard talks about her experience working in film festivals.

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