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

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this September

Seattle in September means we're back to rain, but don't start hibernating yet! There are plenty of great options for fun both outside and in.
Sep 5, 2015
Members of N.W.A. as depicted in the new film 'Straight Outta Compton,' which opened to big audiences and beefed up security at movie theaters last weekend.

Straight outta patience with white fear

Movie theaters beefed up security for 'Straight Outta Compton,' a reminder that not much has changed since N.W.A.'s heyday. Black lives still matter less than white fear.
Aug 18, 2015
Members of the Central Area Senior Center Sliders Dance Group learn some West African moves at the November World Dance Party. (The World Dance Party held at the Filipino Community Center in November. (Photo by Steven Zhang)

Top 5 things to do in Seattle this June

It's June, and that means Seattle is bursting with fun. We've scoured the Globalist Calendar and come up with five events you won't want to miss!
Jun 4, 2015

Culinary Cinema: SIFF 2015 offers films for food lovers

This year, SIFF is a place where the food-obsessed can really let loose. With its Culinary Cinema program, SIFF rolled out 11 films for foodies, including seven international films.
May 25, 2015

Translations puts the global transgender experience on the big screen

This weekend's Translations film festival includes over 40 films exploring the global transgender experience.
May 8, 2015
Rebecca Peacock in Seattle with her daughter Trisha. Both mother and daughter were adopted from India. (Courtesy Photo)

Finding my daughter, and my roots, in India

I was always torn about searching for my birth mother in India. Instead I went there to become a mother myself.
Apr 22, 2015