Seattle International Film Festival comes to Issaquah this weekend

February 27, 2015

NEW — 6 a.m. Feb. 27, 2015

Billed as the largest film festival in the United States, the Seattle International Film Festival is joining forces with the Issaquah Arts Commission to present the second Issaquah International Film Festival.

The festival returns Feb. 28 and March 1 at Cinebarre Issaquah 8, 1490 11th Ave., NW. Admission is free. Seats are available at the venue.

The festival features six international movies:

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Student film festival was under marketed

February 25, 2014

Earlier this month, the Seattle International Film Festival branched out, and hosted an Issaquah International Film Festival in the Issaquah High School theater.

The event was meant to broaden SIFF’s normal audience and increase attendance among high school students. To help with that, the festival was accompanied by a daylong filmmaking challenge, in which the video production class (I-Vision) at IHS made short films about the same topic.

Jacob Brunette Issaquah High School

Jacob Brunette
Issaquah High School

The challenge was a success. The movies made by the I-Vision students were imaginative and well-made, and were broadcast to the entire school over the next week, through the I-Vision news program. Unfortunately, they did little to help the festival itself.

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International Film Festival comes to Issaquah Feb. 1-2

January 28, 2014

The Issaquah Arts Commission, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival, presents the Issaquah International Film Festival Feb. 1 and 2 at the Issaquah High School Performing Arts Center.

Six films will be shown, starting at noon each day. SIFF selected the films after being asked by the arts commission to curate the festival. The films being shown Saturday are “Khumba” at noon, “Ghost Graduation” at 3 p.m. and “The Best Offer” at 6 p.m.

“If You Build It” will screen at noon Sunday, followed by “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?” at 3 p.m. and “Populaire” at 6 p.m.

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Issaquah International Film Festival / Feb. 1-2, 2014

January 28, 2014