SIFF 2019: Where It's Been and How It's Grown

The Seattle International Film Festival (May 16–June 9) is in its 45th year. And look how it’s grown
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18: Films screened in the festival’s first year, 1976

1: Venue in 1976 (The Moore Theatre)

18: Festival days in 1976

Approx 10,000: Attendance in 1976

5: Awards given out in the first year of award presentations, 1985 (Best Film: Kiss of the Spider Woman)

433: Films screened in 2018

10: Venues in 2019

25: Festival days in 2019

Approx 140,000: Attendance in 2018

14: Awards—now called Golden Space Needles—given out in 2018 (Best Film: Eighth Grade)

Times and prices vary. (Tickets go on sale to SIFF members May 1 and to the general public May 2.) SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center, 305 Harrison St.; 206.464.5830; siff.net

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