SIFF opens May 16 and runs through June 9, 2013.
Recognized as one of the top film festivals in North America, the Seattle International Film Festival is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States reaching more than 150,000 annually.
This year SIFF will screen 447 films: 272 features (plus 4 secret films), and 175 shorts representing 85 countries, including 49 World (18 Features, 31 Shorts), 48 North American (38 Features, 10 Shorts), and 17 US Premieres (6 Features, 11 Shorts). The festival will open with the previously announced screening of Joss Whedon's Much Ado About Nothing, and close with the American premiere of Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring. The 2013 Seattle International Film Festival is produced by SIFF, the non-profit arts organization that reaches more than 250,000 annually through SIFF Cinema, SIFF Education and the annual flagship Festival.
This year's films feature a star-studded lineup including, Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney, Sam Rockwell, and Maya Rudolph in Nat Faxon and Jim Rash's The Way, Way Back; Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton, Aaron Paul, Bradley Whitford and Rashida Jones in Steven Bernstein's Decoding Annie Parker; Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch in David Gordon Green's Prince Avalanche; Rooney Mara, Casey Affleck and Ben Foster in David Lowery's Ain't Them Bodies Saints; Greta Gerwig and Mickey Summer in Noah Baumbach's Frances Ha; Shailene Woodley, Brie Larson, and Jennifer Jason Leigh in James Ponsoldt's The Spectacular Now; Vera Farmiga and Andy Garcia in the World Premiere of Adam Rodgers' Middleton; and Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson, Anna Kendrick, Ron Livingston, and Ti West in Joe Swanberg's Drinking Buddies.
Tickets are on sale at www.siff.net/festival-2013.