We are dedicated to fostering an informed, aware, and vibrant community of film lovers.

Film is a powerful art form, and it is the experiences we have with film that can transform our lives. SIFF does just that: our mission is to create experiences that bring people together to discover extraordinary films from around the world. It is through the art of cinema that we foster a community that is more informed, aware, and alive.

Destination for diverse film experiences.

SIFF has been bringing great film experiences to the Northwest for more than 40 years. Our year-round programming has three core programs, consisting of:

SIFF Education
SIFF Cinema
Seattle International Film Festival


We provide an outstanding film-centered experience while expanding the model of passionate film presentation.


We infuse our programs with original ideas that connect our audience to new means of experiencing film.


We have unconditional appreciation for our stakeholders as well as the extended communities we serve.


We recognize that sound financial accounting and management are vital to our vision of long-term organizational health.


SIFF Membership offers film lovers discounted ticket prices to our regular SIFF Cinema programming, as well as deep discounts to Seattle International Film Festival. Learn more about becoming a Member.


Volunteers are an essential part of the SIFF community. SIFF engages more than 1,000 year-round volunteers, who have contributed over 17,000 hours of work during our 2011-2012 fiscal year.


We connect the wide interests of our audience with the passion and craft of filmmaking artists. Partnerships with small businesses, international consulates, nonprofits, and community organizations throughout the region are vital to SIFF's mission. We collaborate with over 50 different organizations that sponsor and promote films directly impacting their interests and passions in our community.


We create events in which film and leisure intertwine in the presence of special guests and lively entertainment.