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A Celebration of Indigenous Film and Artists

  • Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center 440 5th Ave N Seattle, Washington 98109 United States (map)

Free and Open to the Public.

Featuring a collection of Indigenous films, the 4th World Indigenous Media Lab, a complimentary screening of Words from a Bear film at the Seattle Central Library, kickoff event at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Discovery Center (featuring an art market in partnership with yəhaw̓ Show - Indigenous Creatives), and more. This focus has evolved from SIFF’s long partnership with filmmaker/activist/SIFF programmer Tracy Rector (Longhouse Media) and we couldn’t be more thrilled.

Thank you to The Academy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, ITVS, Na'ah Illahee Fund, Native Americans in Philanthropy, Nisqually Indian Tribe, Seattle Foundation, The Seattle Public Library, Snoqualmie Tribe, and the Suquamish Museum for their support of the 4th World Indigenous Media Lab, and to Tulalip Tribes Charitable Fund (Tulalip News) for their sponsorship of SIFF’s Indigenous film program.

•View short films made by Indigenous artists as a preview kickoff to SIFF’s Indigenous Showcase Weekend.
•Experience an Indigenous art market as part of the city-wide Indigenous-led celebration yəhaw̓.
•Meet visiting filmmakers and guest panelists such as Paulette Jordan (Coeur d’Alene).
•Taste light refreshments & traditional foods from Indigenous chefs. Cash bar.
•Celebrate the breadth and diversity of Indigenous creatives making art and film.

Art Market begins at 3 p.m. Films and panel discussion begins at 6:00pm.