New in Town: Hunkering Down with SIFF Film Picks

Explore Seattle from the couch with classic local movies

New in Town is a blog series dedicated to exploring Seattle anew. Every week I’ll highlight a place, person or thing I’ve uncovered on my mission to experience all Seattle has to offer. Read the last installment here. Seattle is a strange place right now. It seems that every time I check my phone I’ve got…

Ariel Shearer

There’s a Lot to Love About SIFF This Year

From the red carpet and beyond, Nancy Guppy digs deep into the annual film fest.

Nancy Guppy chats with “The Big Sick” star Kumail Nanjiani and his wife/screenwriter Emily V. Gordon on the red carpet.

Gwendolyn Elliott

10 Intriguing Films at Seattle International Film Festival

Your guide to the largest film fest in the nation.

Aubrey Plaza co-stars in nuns-gone-wild comedy “Little Hours.”

Callie Little

Seattle Hosts the Nation’s Biggest Film Fest, and Local Talent Stars

Seattle International Film Festival showcases our growing population of cinema talents.

screen gems Left to right: Screenwriters Lindy West and Ahamefule J. Oluo with Charles Mudede, director of their film Thin Skin, at SIFF Cinema Egyptian Theatre. Mudede, The Stranger’s film editor, has screened his own films at SIFF, Sundance, and the Ca

Brian Miller

Chief Curator and Festival Director Carl Spence to Leave SIFF

Spence will move on after 23 years with the organization

SIFF’s Carl Spence

Tim Appelo

VIDEO: Nancy Guppy Hits the SIFF Red Carpet

The Art Zone host chats with Northwest filmmakers and more about what to expect during the fest

We’re in the midst of the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival, wherein movie-lovers can take their pick from more than 400 films from 90 countries, all screening at theaters around town. Need help narrowing down your film list? Funny gal Nancy Guppy, host of Art Zone on the Seattle Channel, chatted up Northwest filmmakers and…

Seattle magazine staff

SIFF Gets Real

Virtual reality may be the breakout star of this year’s film festival

For more than 40 years, the Seattle Independent Film Festival (SIFF) has introduced its patrons to up-and-coming talent and films not seen anywhere else in town. This year, a four-day festival within the festival will do more than show viewers new films—it will offer entirely new ways of experiencing film. Produced by Mad Eye Media…

Lara Hale

SIFF: Five Foodie Films Worth Watching

Film festival debuts new culinary cinema program with 11 films

The programming ninjas behind the Seattle International Film Festival have long included movies of the gastronomic persuasion. But, this year, there were so many strong culinary contenders that the team decided it was high time to launch a full foodie film program complete with post-movie dinners at local restaurants. The inaugural Culinary Cinema program features…

Seattle Mag

SIFF Picks: Two Must-See Movies from Seattle Filmmaker Mel Eslyn

Eslyn steps into the spotlight as an up-and-coming film producer

“I’m sitting here with a busted ankle thanks to a karaoke injury last night,” says Mel Eslyn. The Seattle-based filmmaker is in LA, keeping her foot elevated and speaking via a spotty Skype connection. She’s mid-shoot for a film she’s producing called MF, the directorial debut of Robert Schwartzman, brother of Jason (Rushmore) and cousin…

Seattle Mag