Friday, April 22, 2016
For the first time, Shoreline Community College will host film screenings as a part of the 42nd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF). Twenty-seven screenings, some with Northwest connections, will take place from May 27 to June 4. Films will be announced in the coming weeks.
The addition of Shoreline Community College’s theater as a member of the SIFF family of venues is a part of the Festival’s continuing effort to reach outlying communities.
“Neighboring cities are invaluable ambassadors for the unique experiences SIFF creates through film,” said SIFF Artistic Director Carl Spence.
“We are thrilled to be extending north to include Shoreline Community College as a new venue for SIFF 2016. The City of Shoreline and Shoreline Community College have 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.”
“These screenings are going to dazzle film lovers,” said Shoreline Community College President Cheryl Roberts.
“Our theater has recently been upgraded with the very latest technology – including Digital 4K cinema projection and 7.1 Dolby Surround Sound – and our partnership with SIFF ties in wonderfully with the college’s goal of bringing outstanding cultural offerings to our community.”
In addition to the film lineup, the Shoreline Community College Foundation will be hosting a series of special events tied to the screenings, including wine tastings and an opening night party on Friday, May 27.
Founded in 1976, SIFF is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States, reaching more than 150,000 annually. The 25-day festival is renowned for its wide-ranging and eclectic programming, presenting over 450 features, short films, and documentaries from over 80 countries each year.
A favorite with visitors as well as locals, SIFF presents the opportunity to meet filmmaking talent and stars, attend gala screenings with parties, and participate in forums and panels.
Single tickets start at $13 with various discounts available. Ticket packages and passes are on sale now at the SIFF website or by calling 206-324-9996. Complete line-up, schedule, and single tickets are available beginning May 5.