Tuesday, March 22, 2016
The City of Shoreline, Shoreline Community College, and SIFF are excited to announce Shoreline as a Seattle International Film Festival venue in 2016! Shoreline screenings will take place May 27 through June 4 at the Shoreline Community College Theater.
“We are excited to partner with Shoreline Community College in welcoming SIFF to Shoreline!” exclaimed Mayor Chris Roberts. “Shoreline is a diverse community with a long history of celebrating the arts and cross-cultural understanding. Hosting the Seattle International Film Festival is a natural fit for us. We look forward to having it here for many years to come.”
SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence said that neighboring cities are invaluable ambassadors for the unique experiences SIFF creates through film.
“We are thrilled to be extending north to include Shoreline Community College as a new venue for SIFF 2016. The City of Shoreline has embraced this groundbreaking collaboration and we look forward to a strong and long-lasting partnership as we bring the exceptional programming of the region's most illustrious film festival closer to home for so many movie lovers.”
Bringing the Festival to Shoreline is part of the City and Community College’s on-going collaboration to grow the media production industry here. Launched in 2013, the Shoreline Film Office is growing a local film industry – and the talent to support it – by providing affordable resources to film professionals willing to create in an educational context.
“Welcoming the Festival to Shoreline in 2016 is an exciting example of economic development through placemaking,” stated Shoreline’s Economic Development Manager Dan Eernissee. “Many thanks go to the leaders at Shoreline Community College who upgraded the 360-seat theater with cutting edge equipment. It was already a roomy, comfortable theater; now it will also have an audio-visual experience only exceeded by the Cinerama in Seattle.”
The 42nd Seattle International Film Festival brings the best in comedies, dramas, documentaries, shorts, and experimental and archival cinema from around the world to the Pacific Northwest. SIFF is the largest and most-attended film festival in the United States, hosting screenings in Seattle and across the region with filmmaker guests, educational panels, and festive galas during its 25 days.
Single tickets start at $13 with discounts available for SIFF members. Tickets and passes are available at the SIFF website or by calling 206-324-9996.