Beth has been with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) since 2003, and is currently responsible for managing all aspects of film programming, the staff of film programmers, and securing films and guests for the 25 day Festival. She is also instrumental in the programming and management of SIFF Cinema at the Film Center and the Uptown, as well as SIFF’s other year-round programs. An aficionado of short films, she secured SIFF’s status as an Academy Award® qualifying festival in 2008. Beth has been in Seattle for 18 years and holds an MA in Northern Renaissance Art History.
Does your film have what it takes to get accepted to film festivals? At the April 25 Film + Music + Interactive Happy Hour, Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Director of Programming Beth Barrett will reveal what’s behind the curtain at film festivals, and share what you should be doing to get your work noticed here and abroad. Beth will also talk about facts for films that do make it into national film festivals, and provide examples of films that don’t. And if that isn’t enough, at the strike of 7pm Beth will announce the local film line up for the 2012 SIFF Northwest Connections program