NFFTY 2016

Thu, Apr 28 at 6pm

at Various Locations

NFFTY 2016 runs from April 28 - May 1 in Seattle, Washington. Opening Night (Thursday, April 28) takes place at the historic Cinerama Theater and features a red carpet event. The screening is followed by the Opening Night Gala at the Columbia Tower Club. 

The rest of the festival screenings (Friday, April 29 - Sunday, May 1) will take place at the SIFF Cinema Uptown on Queen Anne. All additional festival activities (after parties, filmmaker networking events, parent mixers) will be within walking distance of the Uptown. 

The National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY), is the world's largest film festival for emerging directors. NFFTY is the premier showcase of the best young directors, age 24 and younger, from around the world. The films of NFFTY represent the voice of this generation, covering all topics and genres, from compelling and provocative, to hilarious and uplifting. 

Opening Night Gala
Presented by Volvo Car USA

Thu, Apr 28 at 6pm

at Cinerama

NFFTY 2016's Opening Night Gala is SOLD OUT! Walk-up tickets may be available at the Cinerama Box Office on Opening Night, but tickets and/or seating is not guaranteed.

NFFTY's Opening Night Gala takes place at the historic Cinerama Theater, with an after party on the top two floors of the Columbia Tower (the highest point in Seattle). Join the world's best emerging filmmakers and local industry greats as we kick off NFFTY 2016 in style. 

The red carpet event begins at 6:00 PM and the screening begins at 7:00 PM. Once the screening lets out, complimentary shuttle busses will transport guests to the Opening Night Gala at the Columbia Center. Shuttles will also transport guests from the Columbia Center back to Cinerama and our partner hotel, The Mediterranean, once guests are ready to leave the Gala.

Please note the Columbia Tower event includes complimentary hors-d'oeuvres, bar service, and one complimentary drink ticket for 21+ attendees.

  • Take Flight
  • Looking Down
  • Hum
  • Persephone Goes Home
  • Vitals

*Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the screening begins to ensure entry to the theater.*

Opening Night + 3-Day Pass

Thu, Apr 28 at 6pm

at Various Locations

NFFTY 2016's Opening Night Gala is SOLD OUT! Walk-up Opening Night tickets may be available at the Cinerama Box Office on Opening Night, but tickets and/or seating is not guaranteed. 3-Day Passes (not including Opening Night) are still available.

The Opening Night + 3-Day Pass will give you access to NFFTY 2016's Opening Night Screening at Cinerama, Opening Night Gala at the Columbia Tower, and all festival screenings, panels, and after parties from Friday - Sunday of the festival. 

Please arrive early to check in at Will Call. The red carpet event on Opening Night begins at 6:00 PM and the screening begins at 7:00 PM. Once the screening lets out, complimentary shuttle busses will transport guests to the Opening Night Gala at the Columbia Tower. Shuttles will also transport guests from the Columbia Tower back to Cinerama and our partner hotel, The Mediterranean, once guests are ready to leave the Gala and once buses reach capacity.

The Columbia Tower Gala includes complimentary hors-d'oeuvres, bar service, and one complimentary drink ticket for attendees 21+.

Please note that pass holders are not guaranteed a seat in any one screening or event. You must arrive in time to line up with other pass holders before a screening for the best chance of admittance. We only seat up to theater capacity.

VIP Pass

Thu, Apr 28 at 6pm

at Various Locations

The VIP Passes are your chance to go above and beyond in showing support for NFFTY. Sure, you'll get great perks by buying these all-access passes, but you'll also be among the most-appreciated and truly essential people who help support operating NFFTY year-round. Your extra donations go directly to supporting NFFTY's year-round sustainability and programming. Plus they're tax-deductible! 

VIP Bronze Pass - The Screenwriter

  • Guaranteed admission to all NFFTY 2016 screenings (including Opening Night at Cinerama), panels, and parties (including Opening Night Gala at the Columbia Tower)
  • Reserved prime seating at all screenings
  • NFFTY 2016 merch & swag bag

VIP Silver Pass - The Associate Producer

  • All VIP Bronze-level benefits
  • Priority seating (skip-the-line)
  • Open bar access at 2016 Opening Night Gala at the Columbia Tower
  • Admission to all NFFTY 2016 year-round events

VIP Gold Pass - The Executive Producer

  • All VIP Silver-level benefits
  • Verbal thanks at Opening Night screening
  • 2016 Opening Night lodging at The Maxwell Hotel with taxi service between the hotel, theater, and Gala
  • One +1 guest to accompany you to all NFFTY 2016 screenings (including Opening Night at Cinerama), panels, and parties (including Opening Night Gala at the Columbia Tower)

VIP Diamond Pass - The Director

  • All VIP Gold-level benefits
  • Admission to all NFFTY festival and year-round screenings and events FOR LIFE

Thank you for your support!

Friday Day Pass

Fri, Apr 29 at 11am

at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Holders of the Friday Day Pass will have access to all film screenings and panels on Friday, April 29 of NFFTY 2016. 

To collect your festival pass, please check in at Will Call. 

*Please note that pass holders, as opposed to ticket holders, are not guaranteed a seat in any one screening or event. You must arrive in time to line up with other pass holders before a screening for the best chance of admittance. We only seat up to theater capacity.*

3-Day Pass

Fri, Apr 29 at 11am

at SIFF Cinema Uptown

The 3-Day Pass will give you access to all festival screenings, panels, and after parties from Friday - Sunday of the festival. 

*Please note that pass holders, as opposed to ticket holders, are not guaranteed a seat in any one screening or event. You must arrive in time to line up with other pass holders before a screening for the best chance of admittance. We only seat up to theater capacity.*

Masterclass: The Indie Film Hustle
Presented by Scan ⎮ Design Foundation

Fri, Apr 29 at 11:30am

at SIFF Uptown 1

Join us as Danish filmmaker Christian E. Christiansen helps us navigate the hard-fought road from indie openings to Oscar noms. It's the beginning filmmakers' conundrum: You have a barely-there resumé and no money, and yet you need to balance business, story, and production while creating your own platform and staying in control. He also tells us about the difference between making movies in the U.S. and making movies in Europe - told through the lens of his own career, venturing from a low-budget Danish movie to a #1 opening at the U.S. box office.

Christian E. Christiansen is an Oscar-nominated Danish producer and director who graduated in production from the National Danish Filmschool in 2001, and worked as a producer before making his directorial debut in 2006 with his film, Life Hits. He was nominated for an Oscar for his short film, At Night, which he developed into the 2008 feature, Crying For Love. His 2001 film, The Roommate, was the first ever film directed by a Dane to go straight to number one at the American box office.

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Afternoon Eclectic

Fri, Apr 29 at 12:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

After a long and hectic week, it's time to get eclectic! Kick back and relax with this diverse offering of shorts; from comedic to dramatic and everything in between, it's time to lauch the weekend of NFFTY 2016!

  • Tree Hugger
  • Skylar Spence - "Can't You See"
  • Bowline
  • The Virus
  • The Gold of the Tigers, or The Awakening of Consciences
  • Dew Drop
  • Lucky Numbers

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

A Guide To Growing Up

Fri, Apr 29 at 1:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Life is hard. But it's also beautiful! These films merge the tragic and comedic moments of our youth into poignant stories of growing up in the world today. With this handy guide, you'll be able to answer the question of "what is the meaning of life?" (answer: tacos, of course).*

  • Selves
  • Just
  • In the Path of My Father
  • If Death Were Kind
  • KARMA
  • Helicopter

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Works In Progress
Presented by Relativity School

Fri, Apr 29 at 2:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

Join us for NFFTY's 2nd annual Works In Progress event! Presented in partnership with Relativity School, we will be screening unfinished films from filmmakers 24 and under.

The event will feature a panel of industry professionals providing constructive feedback to the selected filmmakers. This great opportunity to present unfinished works in an intimate, collaborative environment is open to all filmmakers; both those with or without a film screening in the regular festival lineup.

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Femme Friday

Fri, Apr 29 at 4pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

The emerging presence of female directors isn't diversifying the film landscape, it's normalizing it! Celebrate the finest female-directed films of NFFTY 2016 with our showcase of these incredible stories featuring a host of strong leading ladies. You go, girl!

  • Michelle
  • Wanderlust
  • Wade in the Water
  • Heightened
  • Psychopomp
  • Asteroid

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Turn Back The Clock

Fri, Apr 29 at 5:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

Have you ever thought, "I wish I could go back in time?" Well now you can, Marty McFly! Jump in the NFFTY Delorean and take a trip down memory lane as these films explore stories of the past. These films take you behind the lens of Victorian-era post-mortem photographers and then all the way to the stage with a cross-dressing lounge singer. To history...and beyond!*

  • Daggers and Daguerreotypes
  • Trouble For A Smoke
  • Where People Hide Away
  • Tikkun Olam: to heal the world
  • An Exercise in Style
  • Bail
  • Moon Girls

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Happy Hour Shorts
Beer provided by Fremont Brewing

Fri, Apr 29 at 6:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Don't worry, be happy! Turn that frown upside down with free beer and free smiles courtesy of this upbeat, groovy selection of shorts. Beer tasting starts at 5:30pm. Films start at 6:30pm. Tasting included with Film Ticket and ID. Cheers to the weekend!

  • Music Box
  • Two-stroked: A Love Story
  • Lighthouse
  • Hold Music
  • I Am Virgin
  • Jam Therapy  - "Get Up Get Down"
  • Goofinger
  • Hello
  • Hey Deer!

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Cinematic Journey

Fri, Apr 29 at 7:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

It's been said that life looks better through a camera. These 8 films certainly support that theory! With a discerning eye and creative cinematography, these filmmakers beautifully encapsulate as only young creative minds can. Take a look at the lives we live through these stunning frames.

  • Polaroid
  • DUMMY
  • Glendower Drive
  • Channel
  • Kentaur - "Arms Of The Infinite"
  • ERNIE
  • Thrash
  • The Bench

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Friday Night Shorts

Fri, Apr 29 at 8:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Are you ready for Friday Night Lights...Camera, Action? This Friday night you'll be feeling alright if you invest your time in seeing some of the best films NFFTY has to offer. Highlights include a girl who learns to fly, a modern interpretation of a poem on race relations, and a dramatic story of displaced refugees.*

  • The River. My Brother, Me
  • Junk Mail
  • (censored)
  • Away
  • STRANGE FRUIT
  • The way home

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Powerful Grit

Fri, Apr 29 at 9:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

Life isn't all cheeseburgers and funny memes. The grittier side of life is brought to the forefront as these films poignantly put the more difficult aspects of existence into perspective. These films might stay with you for a while. Like a hickey. Or your friend who was just going to crash on the couch for a few weeks, no worries, right?*

  • Cottonmouth
  • The Owls
  • Under the Bed
  • Salva Nos
  • A Short Film About Execution

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

The Last Laugh

Fri, Apr 29 at 10:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

What if you could say exactly what you felt about your family at Thanksgiving dinner? Nothing could go wrong, right? WRONG. Find out more at the most inappropriate, hilarious, belly ache-inducing, fart joke-featuring screening of the festival.*

  • Bubble Bath
  • Fondue Night
  • Military Men: Seize The Snow Mountain Castle
  • BILLY
  • Nuts
  • Brutally Honest Thanksgiving
  • Reckless
  • Flatscreen
  • My Kid's Dog
  • The Everlasting Erection of Edward Eisenberg

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Saturday Day Pass

Sat, Apr 30 at 11am

at SIFF Cinema Uptown

Holders of the Saturday Day Pass will have access to all film screenings and panels on Saturday, April 30 of NFFTY 2016. 

To collect your festival pass, please check in at Will Call. 

*Please note that pass holders, as opposed to ticket holders, are not guaranteed a seat in any one screening or event. You must arrive in time to line up with other pass holders before a screening for the best chance of admittance. We only seat up to theater capacity.*

Bring The Kids

Sat, Apr 30 at 11:30am

at SIFF Uptown 1

Fun for the whole family! Skip the Saturday morning cartoons and explore the magical world of all-ages cinema. Inspire your kids with these films made by talented young filmmakers from near and far. Spoiler alert: these films are awesome!

  • Tooter Anon
  • Mans' Best Friend
  • Le Mime Chantant
  • Lost Boy
  • The Memory of Love
  • Sorry To Say...
  • Once Upon A Time In The Kitchen
  • Delivery
  • Vacation Home
  • Frolicious
  • Then Again
  • The Thief
  • Sometimes, Maybe
  • Chemistry

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Art In Motion

Sat, Apr 30 at 12pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

They say filmmaking is the most immersive art form, combining all creative mediums into one expansive experience. These poetic compositions blend cinematic imagery and existential prose to create stunning stories examining what it means to live, love, and create art.

  • Fernweh
  • A Harmonious Cacophony
  • Memories
  • Overdue
  • Magick
  • Today
  • The Artist in Plain Sight
  • Chicagoscape: 122 Years Later
  • (re)breathe
  • Long Exposure
  • Grey Space
  • Transcendence
  • X To Be
  • Really Looking

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

48-Hour Film-Off
Presented by Cornish College Of The Arts

Sat, Apr 30 at 1:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Local high schools compete for cash to support their film programs. The challenge: make a three-minute movie in two days! Come watch the 14 short films and cast your vote to decide the winner!

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

CLIFhangers
Presented by CLIF Bar

Sat, Apr 30 at 2pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

Feed your adventurous craving with a slate of jaw-dropping, awe-inspiring thrill rides that might just make you run out of the theatre and swim across the Puget Sound (please don't, you'll miss some great films)!

  • Keep Pushing
  • AWAY
  • Dodgeball
  • RUN, RUN AWAY
  • Bam Bam
  • From the Golden Gate to the Farallones
  • Stealing Home

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Panel: Get Real
Filmmaking In VR

Sat, Apr 30 at 3pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Is virtual reality the future of film or just a fad? With companies like Microsoft and Google pouring in money to develop VR technology and content, it would appear to be the next wave as filmmaking becomes more immersive and experience-driven. From big corporations to the independent filmmaker, VR is already changing the way stories are being told. Join as us as we strap on a headset and dive into the world of VR storytelling; how to do it, when to do it, and why its the next big thing.

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Musical Masterpiece

Sat, Apr 30 at 4pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

Watch these films whip, watch them nae-nae. You'll be feelin' the beat from your head to your feet as these audio-driven pieces de resistance amplify the musicality of the next generation. Come one, come all, to the greatest music fest of them all.

  • RUN
  • Immiscible
  • Voices
  • Ivan B - "Walk With Me"
  • Tigerman WOAH - "Koopa"
  • The Anatomy Of Frank - "Bridge Over Lake Champlain"
  • The JungleCats - "It Ain't Easy Babe"
  • Lost Letters
  • Young
  • Show Me The Ropes
  • Hologram
  • Let's Disappear
  • Blaise (ft. Ice-P) - "Ihorere"
  • Sailors - "Crazy About You"
  • Proud Of Me
  • Runaway
  • RNAtheMESSENGER - "American Dreams"
  • Armen Paul - "To the Moon and Back"

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

The Human Race
Supported in part by Humanities Washington

Sat, Apr 30 at 5pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

The world is a complex place full of struggle, strife, and triumph. These four excellent documentary films give voice to the voiceless and illuminate the human condition. Come see the lives of others through an unfiltered lens and see the events that are shaping our generation.*

  • There Will Be Boats
  • Hands Up
  • Dion
  • Crossing Brooks County

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Centerpiece

Sat, Apr 30 at 7pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

If NFFTY was a solar system, these films would be the Sun; the core providing energy to the rest of the planets in motion. At the center of it all, these films radiate deeply human emotions; the desire to feel, the ability to forgive, and the need to escape. Bring a tissue and bring a friend, you'll be entralled until the very end!*

  • Violet
  • Reincarnation Inc.
  • Samantha Moonley's Greatest Feeling
  • For You
  • Exit Chip
  • Metanoia
  • Some Monsters
  • Table For Two

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Experimental Visions

Sat, Apr 30 at 9pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

Some of the world's best inventions - unicorns, the spork, cronuts - were the result of years of creative experimentation. Similarly, the films in this screening utilize unique techniques never before seen on the big screen that one day may revolutionize the world of cinema. Let's get weird!*

  • HimeHime - "Bad Dates"
  • The Yellow Wallpaper
  • Will I Scatter Away?
  • The Happiest Girl in the World
  • Mer Depré
  • The Salt Man
  • All the Dressing Rooms were Full
  • Lemon
  • Bird in Cage
  • Blocked
  • Masquerade
  • Nia
  • Wasteworld

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Edge Of Your Seat

Sat, Apr 30 at 10pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Legend has it that every year, the ghost of Hitchcock comes to this screening just to see the creepiest, darkest films that NFFTY has to offer. Hide your kids, hide your wives (or husbands), because these thrillers will take you on a wild, hair-raising ride!*

  • Heart Strings
  • The Fawn Response
  • Prey
  • Ellie
  • Unwritten
  • Crap You!
  • Guttmatchers
  • The Boy at the Window
  • Toby
  • The Funspot

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Sunday Day Pass

Sun, May 1 at 11am

at SIFF Cinema Uptown

The Sunday Day Pass will give you access to all film screenings, panels, and after parties on Sunday, May 1 of NFFTY 2016. 

To collect your festival pass, please check in at Will Call. 

*Please note that pass holders, as opposed to ticket holders, are not guaranteed a seat in any one screening or event. You must arrive in time to line up with other pass holders before a screening for the best chance of admittance. We only seat up to theater capacity.*

Lighten Up!

Sun, May 1 at 11am

at SIFF Uptown 2

Why so serious? Take a load off and laugh yourself silly at this family-friendly mixed bag of uplifting, hilarious treats. Give your doctor the heads up, because this screening will leave you in need of stitches!

  • Minding My Own Business
  • A Higher Road
  • Can I Sign Your Cast?
  • Williamsport
  • The Heroism of Sally Grant
  • The Road to Jericho

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Panel: Make It Happen
How To Be A Successful Indie Producer

Sun, May 1 at 12pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Join experience local producers Lacey Leavitt and Mischa Jakupcak as they outline the role of an indie producer and the mechanics of such a position. Using real world case studies and detailed insights, they'll lead us through taking a project from development through physical film production and finally, distribution.

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Northwest Is Best
Presented by Seafair

Sun, May 1 at 1pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

The Northwest is home to torrential amounts of rain, enough flannel to blanket Saturn, and - most importantly - extremely talented young filmmakers! Come see the finest The Upper Left has to offer and get a taste for life in NFFTY's neck of the woods! Warning: this screening contains extreme cuddling.

  • When the Leaves Fall
  • The Secret Life Of A Gum Wall
  • Cuddle Up To Me
  • Big Coat
  • Another Place Without You
  • Scratch
  • Sister
  • Ben
  • Climate Change
  • Oasis

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Reel Animation

Sun, May 1 at 2pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Color your world with an array of animated films crafted by wonderfully creative artists from around the globe. Explore forms of animation you didn't know existed and celebrate the illustrious talents of young filmmakers harnessing the power of the pen (or pencil, or paintbrush... you get the point! Hah...point. Get it?)

  • Are we all Zombies?
  • Mirage
  • Currency Affairs
  • Elliot
  • The Spy Files: Grocery Shopping
  • The Gift
  • Sinfonia
  • Sid
  • The Story of Three Rings: A Memoir of Dana Schwartz
  • Lilly Gets A Pet
  • Built to Serve
  • Rebirth
  • Frankpa
  • Masque

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Feature Presentation: Rwanda & Juliet

Sun, May 1 at 3pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

Documentaries can transport us to unfamiliar lands and illuminate uniquely fascinating cultures. Take a trip to Rwanda through the timeless words of Shakespeare in the only feature-length film in this year's festival. Skip the cineplex, the future of independent film is right here!

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Variety Hour

Sun, May 1 at 4pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Can't pick a favorite genre? Then this screening is for you. Like the best buffet in town, you'll get a taste of everything (minus the heartburn). Take a van trip with a traveling band, see the touching story of a young director documenting his dying Grandfather, and go behind bars into the visceral narrative of a prisoner struggling in his own mind.

  • The Wild Salmon
  • Albatross
  • Looking Out
  • The Extra Mile
  • Wings For Sally
  • Camping Trip
  • Affect; The Second Great Depression

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

Come As You Are

Sun, May 1 at 5pm

at SIFF Uptown 2

With a camera in-hand and a message in-mind, these brave filmmakers have approached issues of individuality, self-expression, and acceptance with the full power of cinema behind them. This inspiring screening explores the struggles and triumphs that we all encounter when establishing our own identities in today's world. Come with an open mind, leave with a full heart!*

  • Revenge of the Flower Gang
  • Sophia
  • As I Am
  • Harmony of Grey
  • Puberty
  • How We Are Now
  • First Night Out

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.

Closing Night: Around The World In Ten Films

Sun, May 1 at 6:30pm

at SIFF Uptown 1

Ten films. Ten years of NFFTY. Hop on for a journey across the globe as we celebrate the diverse cultures and compelling stories that make NFFTY, well...NFFTY! From the far reaches of post-apartheid South Africa to the stunning streets of Haiti and back around to the deep Native American roots right in our backyard, these films bring beautiful, significant stories to the forefront as seen through the lens of the best emerging directors in the world.*

  • Smoke That Travels
  • Stereotype
  • Madaran
  • Bunee: The Boy from Constanta
  • Breathe In Breathe Out
  • Into Us and Ours
  • Pòtoprens
  • From Here Nor There
  • This Home is Not Empty
  • Beyond This Place

Please pick up your ticket at SIFF Cinema Box Office (511 Queen Anne Ave N).

ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Online Ticket Buyers Must arrive 15 minutes before screening to guarantee seating.

*This screening may not be suitable for all ages.


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Seattle, WA

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