Seattle International Film Festival’s Last Week


With the end of the Seattle International Film Festival in sight, dozens of feature filmmakers are patiently waiting for jury verdicts.

The ShortsFest, however, was screened over Memorial Day weekend and the winners have been announced, so we’re taking a look at the top short films of the festival in the meantime.

Each Grand Jury winner receives $2,500 and is eligible to be nominated for an Academy Award in its category.

Carl Spence, SIFF’s Chief Curator and Artistic Director, says of the festival, “As an Academy Award-qualifying festival, SIFF stands on the cutting edge of the short form, honoring masters of short filmmaking and bringing to light big-time feature filmmakers of tomorrow as they take their first steps. ShortsFest Weekend is a highlight for many SIFF-goers as we showcase the best and brightest among short films from around the world each year.”

SIFF kicked off one May 19th and will conclude on June 12th. As one of the largest film festivals in the U.S., SIFF remains to display some of the most innovative and respected future filmmakers of our time. See the winners of the Live Action, Animation, and Documentary categories below.

Director: Matt Kazman
LIVE ACTION: Grand Jury Prize

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Director: Mans Berthas
LIVE ACTION: Special Jury Mention

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These C*cksucking Tears
Director: Dan Taberski
DOCUMENTARY: Grand Jury Prize

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Director: Ago Panini
ANIMATION: Grand Jury Prize

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Sable Mire
Directors: Bogui Adjorlolo and Isaac Pauls

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Director: Marah Al Hassan



For more information on the SIFF, you can check out their website here. Take a look at the screening calendar and try to catch a screening before it’s too late!