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Virtual Fall Film Talks

SIFF’s Fall Film Talks are full of fun, frights, and informative food for thought — from classes about Indigenous storytelling and its impact to decoding classic horror films that are intrinsically queer. Most classes are hybrid, while some are still virtual. Info and registration can be unearthed at siff.net/programs/classes.

SIFFcast with Summertime director Carlos López Estrada

In celebration of Summertime's theatrical release, we're throwing it back to our SIFFcast with director Carlos López Estrada, plus Tyris Winter and Mila Cuda, two of the poets who acted in and wrote for the film. This Q&A took place on Friday, April 9, 2021 as part of the Seattle International Film Festival and was moderated by Seattle International Film Festival Programmer Megan Leonard.

Censor's Prano Bailey-Bond on SIFF 2021 What The Femme Roundtable

In celebration of Censor's release today, we're sharing this roundtable discussion with director Prano Bailey-Bond in conversation with four other female filmmakers during the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival. They chat about their journeys in making shorts and features, their observations related to gender in genre cinema, and the glories and horrors of genre filmmaking both behind and in front of the camera.

SIFF Q&A: Super Frenchie

Q&A with Super Frenchie director Chase Ogden; producers Andy McDonough and Jason Reid; and "Super Frenchie" himself, pro-BASE jumper Matthias Giraud. Recorded June 4, 2021 and moderated by SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett.

On-Demand Film Talks

From the films that inspired Parasite to an exploration of Afrofuturism, SIFF’s Film Talks cover a wide range of cinematic subjects. Now available to watch on-demand on the SIFF Channel. More info at siff.net/vodclasses.

Award Winners: Seattle International Film Festival 2021

Eleven days and 220 films later, the Golden Space Needle Audience and Juried Competition Awards for the 2021 Seattle International Film Festival have been announced. This year’s program was broadly representative, with films hailing from 69 countries of production, 56% of films directed by women, and more than 70% without US distribution. Congrats to all these award-winning filmmakers, and thanks to our jurors and our treasured audience for a terrific 47th year!

Meet the Programmer: Kathleen McInnis

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Angelo Acerbi

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Ruth Hayler

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: James Davis

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Marcus Gorman

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: SuJ'n Chon

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Maryna Ajaja

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Tracy Rector

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Andy Spletzer

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Faridah Gbadamosi

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Beth Barrett

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Dan Doody

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Rita Meher

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Cory Rodriguez

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Colleen O'Holleran

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Megan Leonard

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Grace Mosqueda

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Justine Barda

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Hebe Tabachnik

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Dustin Kaspar

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Stan Shields

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Kimberly Dinehart

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Laila Kazmi

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.

Meet the Programmer: Nancy Pappas

Meet our talented team of programmers – the people who work and watch movies all year long to curate the best films possible for the Seattle International Film Festival, celebrating its 47th year from April 8 to 18, 2021. Full program info siff.net/festival.