The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is one of the largest film festivals in the United States with over 450 features, short films, and documentaries screened over 25 days to more than 155,000 attendees. As a filmmaker, whether you have a film screening or not, how do you navigate and make the most of your experience? This month’s Happy Hour on Wednesday, April 29 will feature Beth Barrett, SIFF’s Director of Programming. Beth will share insider tips, anecdotes, insight, and key information that will help you get the most out of your Festival experience. Plus, she will cover the importance of creating a solid social media and online presence to increase direct audience engagement to parlay into additional opportunities at SIFF and beyond. As an added bonus for Happy Hour attendees, SIFF will announce the line-up of films debuting as part of the Northwest Connections program. Join us on Wednesday, April 29 for this inside look at the Seattle International Film Festival!
Beth Barrett is SIFF’s Programming Director has worked for the Festival in the Publications and Programming Departments since 2003. She is responsible for managing all aspects of film programming, the staff of film programmers, and securing films and guests for the Festival. Beth is also instrumental in the programming and management of SIFF Cinema and 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 21 years and holds an MA in Northern Renaissance Art History.