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We are proud to announce our May 2021 SFI film majors will graduate this Saturday, May 29th. Join us for our virtual graduation ceremony – starting at 10am student work will be screened through YouTube live. We invite the entire community to join in the celebration! Our keynote speaker will be Beth Barrett from the Seattle International Film Festival. Join us: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uBJ5kurFbVw
Beth Barrett, Artistic Director of Seattle International Film Festival has been with SIFF since 2003, and is responsible for managing the artistic vision of SIFF, including all aspects of programming for the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema’s 5 year-round screens, and the SIFF Education team. Graduating from the University of Iowa with a Masters degree in Northern Renaissance Art History, Beth moved to Seattle in 1993, and has worked as a baker, bartender, art docent, and digital prepress technician. She secured SIFF’s status as an Academy Award® qualifying festival for short film in 2008. Beth currently serves on the Board of the Film Festival Alliance and the City of Seattle Film Task Force. In addition to her daily work in programming, Beth has served on juries and panels in Palm Springs, Park City, Cleveland, Calgary, Vancouver BC and Berlin, Germany