Seattle Film Festivals

Seattle is a large film town because people love to get out of the rain and into the theater. Seattle hosts various, successful film festivals every year. Hundreds of thousands of people are known to attend. As your trusted Seattle video production company, we thought you might like to be informed on what’s coming next in 2018!


The Seattle International Film Festival

The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is the largest film festival in the United States. More than 155,000 people attend each year. This is year is the 44th anniversary of the SIFF!


The festival this year will be held from May 17 through June 10, 2018. Spanning over 25 days in May and June, this event showcases over 400 films from more than 85 countries across the world. These 400 films include features, documentaries, short films and more.


Thousands of independent film submissions come through every year giving some amateur hopefuls the chance to be discovered and featured next to genius filmmakers and cinema hits.


SIFF is unique in that 70% of the films that are screened at the festival will not return to theaters. This makes the festival an amazing chance to discover and analyze movies from all around the world that you may not have seen otherwise. To purchase tickets or find more information about the 2018 Festival, visit their website


SIFF Education

SIFF also uses the festival as a way to educate aspiring filmmakers. SIFF Education programs are used to train and connect the community of film lovers, filmmakers, and educators that attend the festival. Film examination, classes, and panels are used to bring together film lovers as well as youth and adult filmmaking camps are offered to provide a hands on filmmaking experience.


Seattle Shorts Film Festival

Film lovers in Seattle enjoy watching shorts along with other types of film. In 2018, the 8th annual Seattle Shorts Film Festival will take place. This festival displays narrative short films that are less than 30 minutes in length.


The two day event features auteurs from all over the world as well as an awards ceremony, discussion panels, Q&A sessions, and exclusive United States premieres. The Seattle Shorts Film Festival had to switch over to a larger theater recently because the festival tickets sell out quickly. The MarQueen and Mediterranean Inn were used as the official hotel sponsors for the visiting filmmakers in 2017. More details are in the works for the 2018 festival.


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