50 Film Festivals Worth the Entry Fee in 2018

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Seattle International Film Festival 

Seattle, Washington / May 17-June 10, 2018 / siff.net / A, S, V

Coming into its 44th year, and consistently one of the most-attended by cinephiles and most-coveted by moviemakers, the Seattle International Film Festival is ascending to the ranks of the circuit’s most important festivals. The evidence is mounting: SIFF screens roughly 400 films over a packed month-long schedule, and boasts titan distributor representation from Amazon to Kino Lorber. And if you’re afraid your film won’t live up to all that pressure, you’ll be relieved to learn that SIFF routinely advances workshop projects to world premieres; three films featured in the festival’s Works-in-Progress Forum announced Berlinale and Göteborg premieres in January.

A packed crowd braces for impact on Seattle International Film Festival’s opening night. Photograph courtesy of Seattle International Film Festival

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  1. Jon Deo

    April 16, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Really? No gay film festivals. Try again.

    • Filmmaker

      April 18, 2018 at 9:35 am

      “Iris Prize Film Festival’s namesake is indeed its calling card—IPFF continues to dole out the largest LGBT short film prize (£30,000) on the planet”

    • Caleb, Asst Editor

      June 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

      Hi Jon,

      Thanks so much for your feedback. Keep an eye out for our upcoming “25 Coolest Film Fests” in our Summer issue (newsstands 7/24). Lots of LGBT Fest representation!

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