SIFF Seattle is best known for the annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), the largest in the United States. Each spring, SIFF features hundreds of movies, shorts, and documentaries from filmmakers around the world.
SIFF’s mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive. SIFF movie goers have access to extraordinary films from many countries and cultures.
You may not know that SIFF also operates year-round SIFF Cinema and film series, rents their venues to other film festivals throughout the region, as well as hosts the following SIFF mini-film festivals:
SIFF Cinema Italian Style Film Festival 2017
When: November 9 – 16, 2017
SIFF’s Cinema Italian Style Film Festival returns for the ninth annual festival of the best in current Italian films. The week will showcase more than 15 extraordinary feature films with some of the biggest names in Italian cinema today.
SIFF Issaquah Film Festival 2017
When: October 14 – 15, 2017
SIFF Issaquah Film Festival takes the show on the road with this special weekend program featuring some of the world’s best films a—unique combination of family favorites, recent arthouse hits, and new films—presented at Cinebarre Issaquah 8 in the “Trailhead City” of Issaquah.
SIFF French Cinema Film Festival 2017
When: September 28 – October 5, 2017
SIFF’s French Film Festival gives you a front-row seat to the latest in French language cinema from around the world, featuring legendary directors like Cédric Klapisch, Bertrand Tavernier, and Agnès Varda working alongside the new wave of filmmakers such as Anne Émond, Alain Gomis, Karim Drifi, and Raja Amari. This year’s festival showcases 19 films from 12 countries and three continents, with a strong representation of women filmmakers and universal stories. From surprising comedies to explosive dramas, this year’s mini-festival offers something for every Francophile.
How to get FREE and discount movie tickets to SIFF festivals
Regular individual tickets are $14 and SIFF mini-festival passes are $100. There are basically two ways to get discount or free movie tickets to SIFF festivals: membership and volunteer.
SIFF members can get discount movie tickets and passes to multiple screenings. Individual movie tickets are $9 and mini-festival passes are $75. SIFF membership begins at $55/year and includes year-round discount movie tickets and FREE popcorn, plus other benefits.
SIFF Volunteers can earn FREE movie tickets to see films of their choice (including first run films), as well as the opportunity to work behind the scenes and mingle with filmmakers. Volunteers earn vouchers that are redeemable for the annual SIFF Festival and year-round SIFF Cinema tickets, as well as SIFF Membership. Check the SIFF website for details or to sign-up to be a volunteer.