SIFF 2018 Edition: Final Thoughts

On June 10, SIFF 2018 ended. During the 25 days of the festival (plus press screenings, which add 10 more days to the total), I saw 19 feature-length films (including one archival), 2 collections of shorts (and yes, I count the Found Footage Festival as a collection of shorts), and a handful of VR. That's … Continue reading SIFF 2018 Edition: Final Thoughts

SIFF HAPPENED: Closing Thoughts on the 41st Annual Seattle International Film Festival

22 days of press screenings.  25 days of festival proper.  In those 5 1/2 weeks, I saw 48 films, including 25 press screenings, 5 archival films, 3 world premiers, and 7 North American premiers; worked 4 days out of the week at the Uptown and one day at the Harvard Exit (except on the second Sunday of … Continue reading SIFF HAPPENED: Closing Thoughts on the 41st Annual Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF 2014: Closing Night Gala, Final Thoughts, and Thanks

Closing Night Gala--Sunday, June 8 Like last year, the Closing Night Gala was held at the MOHAI.  Unlike last year, I had to work, but my shift ended early enough that I got to the museum in plenty of time.  It helped that I got a ride there from one of my friends (a different … Continue reading SIFF 2014: Closing Night Gala, Final Thoughts, and Thanks

SIFF 2013 Wrap-Up

37 feature-length films. 16 shorts. 1 TV pilot. 6 parties. Multiple Q & A's. Such was my experience at the 39th Annual Seattle International Film Festival. While SIFF 2013 ended five months ago, the films it showcased (276 features, plus shorts) will continue to trickle out until SIFF 2014 -- if they're lucky.  Others will … Continue reading SIFF 2013 Wrap-Up