Lynn Shelton

The latest film from Lynn Shelton will be the Seattle International Film Festival’s Opening Night Film! Join Lynn for her feature “Sword of Trust” with Lynn and Marc Maron in attendance.

In the film, two women (Michaela Watkins, Jillian Bell) attempt to unload an inherited Civil War sword onto a curmudgeonly pawnshop owner (Marc Maron) and reluctantly enter a world of conspiracy theory and Southern disillusionment.

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Stefanie Malone

WIF board member Stefanie Malone has wrapped up oversight of educational assets for the upcoming PBS documentary by Henry Louis Gates Jr. “Reconstruction.” The film premieres nationally on PBS on April 9, 2019.

Jennifer Townsend

Jennifer Townsend is wrapping up her festival run at the 'Bozeman Film Celebration,' a women's film festival in Bozeman, Montana, June 7th - 10th. Jennifer's film, 'Catching Sight of Thelma & Louise,' screens at Reynolds Auditorium, Montana State University, Friday, June 8th at 2:30 pm. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion hosted by 'Haven,' a shelter for battered and abused women.

Vlada Knowlton

Vlada's feature documentary The Most Dangerous Year premieres at Seattle International Film Festival. Vlada is Women in Film Seattle's 2016 Grant recipient.

In 2016 a group of Washington State families with transgender kids join the fight against the wave of discriminatory anti-transgender legislation sweeping through the nation and into their home state. With the help of a coalition of state lawmakers and civil rights activists, these families embark on an uncharted journey of fighting to protect and preserve their children's human rights and civil liberties in this present-day civil rights movement.

The Most Dangerous Year screens: Tuesday May 29, 6:30 SIFF Cinema Egyptian and Saturday June 2, 1:00 PM Shoreline Community College

Lael Rogers

Congratulations to Lael Rogers whose latest short that she wrote and directed, I See Through You, was accepted into SIFF! 

I See Through You takes place in a universe where women wear synthetic masks that never age. The film follows two people at different stages of their relationship. As their romance sparks in the past, their relationship deteriorates in the present, as the man grows weary of her artificial face.

I See Through You will play in the Legends of the PNW screening on Monday, May 28 at 12:00 pm at the SIFF Uptown Theatre.

Megan Griffiths

Director, Writer, Megan Griffiths newest feature film, Sadie, premiered at SXSW and will screen at the 44th Seattle International Film Festival.

13-year-old Sadie (Sophia Mitri Schloss) lives with her mother (Melanie Lynskey) while her father, who she is extremely attached to, serves repeated tours in the military. When her mother starts dating a new man (John Gallagher Jr.), Sadie refuses to accept the divide between her parents and takes measures to end the relationship. Sadie’s interest in war, violence, and guns spawns the idea of using warfare to safeguard her family. Official Site:

Sadie screens: Sunday May 27, 2:30PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian and Wednesday June 6, 6:45PM SIFF Cinema Egyptian.