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Seattle International Film Festival
May 18, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Now in its 43rd year, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) regularly attracts tens of thousands of viewers, and is host to over 400 films created in 80 different countries. At the end of each Festival, in true Seattle style, an award called the “Golden Space Needle” is given to the best films, actors and directors of the year. Perhaps one of the most intriguing components of the month-long event is a small, “Secret Festival.” This program requires viewers to purchase a bundle of tickets to four Sunday morning films, and to sign a legally binding non-disclosure agreement to keep the titles of the features presented secret. The movies shown are either politically controversial, planned for release at a much later date, or were simply mistakenly sent to the festival’s coordinators. SIFF’s innovative programming and support of small, up-and-coming filmmakers make it one of the best attended, and most respected film festivals in the world. For more information, visit the Seattle International Film Festival website.