Wednesday, May 16, 2007

2007 Seattle International Film Festival

Hey, it's nearing that time of year again! You've guessed it...SIFF! The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), held annually in Seattle, Washington, is purported to be the largest film festival in the United States and among the top film festivals in the world. Audiences have grown steadily; the 2006 festival had 160,000 attendees. SIFF runs for three weeks (24 days) and features a diverse assortment of predominantly independent and foreign films and, in recent years, a strong contingent of documentaries.

This year, SIFF runs from May 24 - June 17, 2007 and kicks-off with Son of Rambow and concludes with the North American Premiere of Molière. The 25-day celebration features 405 films, 107 premieres, and more than 600 Screenings. Also Sir Anthony Hopkins to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award.

Hopefully, this year I can at least make it to some of the films, if schedule and travel permits. With past years, I've always attended SIFF on numerous days and saw many films. I'm a really huge film enthusiast and love film festivals and so for me, SIFF is like visual and even emotional heaven. In the recent years, I've seen films (that later became my favorites) at SIFF such as Whale Rider, Sex and Lucia, Amelie, Hero, March of the Penguins, My Sassy Girl and In The Mood For Love.

Anyway, go check it out! I'm sure there will be at least something for everyone and if not, get yourself lost in SIFF and discover! Browse the entire festival online, or pick up a copy of the Seattle Times Guide to the SIFF 2007 line-up at all Tully’s Coffee locations.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

i noticed that you bookmarked me on ricebowl, and so i dropped by to say hello :)

oh, and i'm in love with in the mood for love as well.