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Seattle 2016: CAPTAIN FANTASTIC Takes Home Top Prize, GLEASON & GIRL ASLEEP Also Honored

It's the end of a long journey for those involved in the massive Seattle International Film Festival with over three weeks in the books. SIFF's Golden Space Needle Awards were handed out this morning and it was Matt Ross's Sundance-premiering...

Seattle Int'l Film Fest Announces Massive 2016 Lineup

The Seattle International Film Fest is just about the biggest film festival around, with a whopping 421 films across the 25-day fest from May 19-June 21. The festival is so big they can't even list all of the movies in...

Seattle 2015: DARK HORSE And ROMEO IS BLEEDING Take Top Prizes; All Awards Announced

The 3-week long Seattle International Film Fest 2015 has wrapped up and the coveted Golden Space Needle Awards have all been taken home. The big winner of the dramatic prizes was New Zealander James Napier Robertson's The Dark Horse (pictured)...

Seattle 2015: Exclusive Clip & Poster Debut For A RISING TIDE

World premiering at the Seattle International Film Festival this weekend is Ben Hickernell's A Rising Tide. We have an exclusive clip and the poster debut for you in conjunction with the premiere. The film stars Hunter Parrish, Tim Daly, Ashley...

Seattle Intl. Film Fest Reveals First 'African Pictures' Program

Late last year, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) announced that it had received a three-year grant from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to design a program that would highlight the "diverse and burgeoning hotbed of filmmaking...

Seattle Film Fest to Become Hotbed for African Film

There's no shortage of festivals in the world and with an increasing array of diverse programs and sidebars to choose from, covering an enormous breadth of cinema, it is a little surprising that the bod of work of an entire...

15 Can't Miss Films from Seattle Int'l Film Fest 2012

The world's biggest film festival (okay maybe not, but it sure seems that way) kicks off May 17th and runs through June 10th in and around the greater Seattle area. Check out the fest specs: This year the Seattle International...

SFF 2011 - Wrap Up

With the announcement of the prize winners and the screening of the closing night film BEGINNERS, this year's Sydney Film Festival has come to an end. For me, it was a most enjoyable experience, as I got to see...

SFF 2011 Final Day - Trailer of the Day is BLACK & WHITE & SEX

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is BLACK & WHITE & SEX. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Australian producer John Winter (Rabbit-Proof Fence, Doing Time for Patsy Cline) makes his...

SFF 2011 Day 11 - Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is MARTHA MARCY MAY MARLENE. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Having already received a directing Award at the Sundance Film Festival, Sean Durkin's stunning...

SFF 2011 Day 10 - Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is TOP FLOOR LEFT WING. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: When cranky bailiff Fran├žois (Hippolyte Girardot) attempts to collect a debt from Algerian father...

SFF 2011 Day 9 - Trailer of the Day is JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is JIRO DREAMS OF SUSHI. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Sukiyabashi Jiro must be the smallest three-star Michelin restaurant in the world. A basement...

SFF 2011 Day 8 - Trailer of the Day is ROLLERBOY

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the fascinating documentary Rollerboy. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: In late-70s Melbourne, roller skating was the thing to do and young Jayson Sutcliffe...

SFF 2011 Day 7 - Trailer of the Day is LE QUATTRO VOLTE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the intriguing Le Quattro Volte. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Since premiering last year at Cannes, where it won Best European Film in...

SFF 2011 Day 6 - Trailer of the Day is AFRICA UNITED

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the delightful AFRICA UNITED. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Three Rwandan kids hit the road to soccer's World Cup in this energetic and...

SFF 2011 Day 5 - Trailer of the Day is THE FUTURE

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is Miranda July's quirky THE FUTURE. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Captivating filmmaker, performer and video artist Miranda July embraces the beauty and absurdity...

SFF 2011 Day 4 - Trailer of the Day is THE GREAT BEAR

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the beautiful Danish animated film THE GREAT BEAR. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: The bear in question is not Yogi or Boo-Boo, a panda...

SFF 2011 Day 3 - Trailer of the Day is POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS: THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD, the latest from Morgan Spurlock (SUPER SIZE ME). Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: Brand Morgan...

SFF 2011 Day 2 - Trailer of the Day is HAPPY, HAPPY

Today's pick for the Sydney Film Festival Trailer of the Day is the sexy, sexy HAPPY, HAPPY. Here's what the SFF Program says about the film: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize-winner at this year's Sundance Film Festival, Happy, Happy...

SFF 2011 Day 1 - Trailer of the Day is BEATS, RHYMES & LIFE: THE TRAVELS OF A TRIBE CALLED QUEST

The 2011 Sydney Film Festival has officially started with the screening of HANNA as the Opening Night Film. Over the next 12 days, I plan to bring you everyday the trailer for a film showing at the SFF on that...