In Memory of Mina Person

We at SIFF will miss Mina Person and we honor the important legacy she leaves behind. Mina began volunteering at SIFF in the 80s and  she became a true presence  throughout the Festival, and eventually year-round. She was an extraordinary woman who brought SIFF great gifts, including introducing us to her daughter, Managing Director Deborah Person (from 2005-2012), and helping cap our campaign to move into the SIFF Film Center. She is recognized on SIFF's Honorary Board and in the naming of the Mina B. Person SIFF Film Center.

Mina Person Film Center

"SIFF has a deep level of gratitude for Mina Person's generous support. Especially for the Film Center which is named in her honor.  Between Deborah Person's leadership and Mina's support SIFF is in a much better place." - SIFF Board President Rich Fassio. Through the constant support and involvement of Mina Person, her legacy to SIFF continues every day as we bring the best of international and independent cinema to Seattle audiences. We are thankful for all that Mina Person did for our film community and specifically for her ongoing support of SIFF.