Participants in last year’s 4th World Indigenous Media Lab work hands-on with a camera. (Photo Courtesy of Tracy Rector)

Indigenous women filmmakers the focus of 2018 4th World Media Lab

This year is the fourth year of the 4th World Media Lab, which includes training and mentorship for indigenous filmmakers, as well as feature and short films.
May 24, 2018

Cine-City Monthly Film Screening

Hosted by Jeffrey Robert, Cine-City is a monthly lineup of local films that you vote on to compete in our end-of-year Best-Of. The evening includes comedy, trivia, and filmmaker Q & A. Naked City’s Screening Room is All Ages! Cine-City reserves the right to exclude underaged viewers based on curated content. Check out our interview […]
Mar 19, 2018

13th Aaina South Asian Women’s Focus

Tasveer present’s the 13th AAINA- South Asian Women’s Focus . Aaina, which in Urdu means mirror, celebrates the artistic work of and about South Asian women through film, visual and performance art, speakers, and conversations aimed at highlighting issues relevant to South Asian women. The spotlight event of Aaina is Yoni Ki Baat, a South […]
Feb 13, 2018

“Black Panther” celebrations reimagine Wakanda in Seattle

The art group 4Us Collective's “Wakanda Weekend" brought "Black Panther's" Afrofuturist universe to life in Seattle.
Feb 23, 2018

Seattle turns surreal in AKTIONSART’s “13 Chambers”

AKTIONSART invited 13 female Seattle-area filmmakers to explore horror and surreal themes in a series of shorts now available on Amazon Prime Video.
Dec 20, 2017

Lecture by Justyna Budzik, Ph.D.; Gloomy or Glam: New Polish Cinema and Photography

Polish cinema is often seen as dark, depressing, and often cryptic with its focus on history. Yet, Martin Scorsese says, “Humor and tragedy are very close in Polish cinema”. This presentation will identify some of these stylistically and thematically different images of Poland in films and photography which combine gloomy with glam, and individual   perspectives […]
Nov 9, 2017

What it takes to be featured in the Seattle International Film Festival

SIFF's programming team is inclusive on gender, race, country, sexual orientation and film budget.
May 22, 2017
When Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson take a moonlight walk on a Seattle dock in "50 Shades Darker." Most of the film was actually shot in Vancouver, where film incentives make it much cheaper. (Photo by Doane Gregory/Universal Pictures)

If film incentive dries up, expect Vancouver to keep stealing Seattle’s identity

Bills to renew Washington's film incentive program are stalled in the legislature, so local TV and movie productions may find greener pastures elsewhere.
Mar 12, 2017

Documentarian duo “UNCODE” Black Seattle

UNCODE is a labor of love of wife and husband filmmakers Myisa and Ali Graham, both Columbia City residents and southern transplants to the Emerald City.
Feb 23, 2017
Still from "Mele Murals."

Seattle Asian American Film Festival celebrates the spirit of resistance

The Seattle Asian American Film Festival returns this week with a slate of films that defy stereotypes of a "model minority."
Feb 20, 2017
In the documentary short “A Year Without My Parents,” screening at Children’s Film Festival Seattle, 11-year-old Tareq tries to adjust to life as a Syrian migrant in Holland. (Children’s Film Festival Seattle)

Children’s Film Festival opens young minds to the world

“Children are humans, and so they understand the world through story just like we do,” says the director of the Children’s Film Festival Seattle, which starts Jan. 26.
Dec 30, 2016
Burmese film star turned political activist Kyaw Thu, who is in Seattle this month promoting a film about his life. (Courtesy photo by Myint Myint Khin Pe)

‘Burma’s Brad Pitt’ walks a fine line for political reform

Kyaw Thu, leading man of Burmese film, endured decades of blacklisting and imprisonment in one of the world’s toughest military regimes. He's in Seattle this month to share his story.
Sep 2, 2016

Streaming down to Rio: Eight great Brazilian films to watch tonight

Practice your Portuguese and get a taste of the country that's hosting this summer's Olympics with these eight fantastic Brazilian films.
Jul 19, 2016

The top 10 SIFF movies I’m dying to see

These ten recommendations for the 2016 Seattle International Film Festival span the globe.
May 23, 2016

Iran film “Fireworks Wednesday” probes marital tensions amid Persian New Year celebration

Director Asghar Farhadi's 2006 drama features acclaimed actor Taraneh Alidoosti. The movie is screening at Sundance Cinemas in Seattle starting April 22.
Apr 20, 2016

Thai film “Cemetery of Splendor” blends surrealism and fear

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul will not show his film "Cemetery Of Splendor" in Thailand because of heightened censorship after a 2014 coup.
Mar 9, 2016

Documentary Zona Intangible explores meaning of home

Sponsor post: Forthcoming documentary Zona Intangible is named for the signs that ring Manchay, Peru: This zone is off-limits. Don’t build here. And yet, people do.
Dec 16, 2015

“East Side Sushi” pushes gender barriers in a cross-ethnic culinary setting

The "East Side Sushi" premiere in Seattle is sure to raise questions about gender, culture and food.
Nov 12, 2015

Turkish Film Festival offers immersion into a country in turmoil

Seattle Turkish Film Festival, now in its third year, runs through the weekend at Pacific Place in Seattle.
Nov 6, 2015

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this October

Forrest Baum's guide to the most fun, most Globalist events in Seattle in October.
Sep 30, 2015