Cinema Seattle. Presenter of the Seattle International Film Festival

Cinema Seattle provides innovative and distinctive film programs throughout the entire year. We are committed to educational programs that provide filmgoers the information and opportunities to raise not only their knowledge, but passion for film to an even higher level. We are dedicated to the exploration of cinema as art form, and our year-round film programs celebrate, examine and debate films and the filmmaking crafts, to expand and deepen the public's understanding of cinema as an art form.

Our best-known program is the Seattle International Film Festival. Spring's high point, SIFF brings Seattle audiences a chance to participate in the largest and most highly attended film festival in the country. Each year we attract directors, actors, and critics from all over the world, who participate in special events, post-film Q&A sessions, and provocative forums.

SIFF brings unique films from every corner of the globe to Northwest filmgoers. The festival includes gala premieres, new films from first-time and well-know directors, sneak previews, and special archival programs. Our audiences see many films months before they reach general distribution and many that will never be screened here again. This festival is a founding Partner of Withoutabox.com.

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