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This month at The Mixer, join us for preview of this year’s Seattle International Film Festival with SIFF Artistic Director Beth Barrett and Festival Programming Manager Stan Shields. We’ll get a look at this year’s Northwest Connections films, offering everything from thought-provoking documentaries to intergalactic science fiction flicks brought to you from filmmakers in our own backyard. We’ll also get a sneak peek at the New Works-in-Progress Forum, which brings selected audience members into the creative process. Come out to network with fellow creatives, explore all there is to do at SIFF this year, and learn how you can make the most of the festival as a local industry member!
This event is free and open to the public. All ages are welcome.
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Beth Barrett is the Artistic Director of SIFF (organizers of the Seattle International Film Festival, SIFF Cinema, and SIFF Education) and has been working with SIFF programming since 2003, securing SIFF’s status as an Academy Award® qualifying festival in 2008. She serves on the board of the Film Festival Alliance, and has participated in juries and panel discussions at several universities and film festivals. Responsible for all aspects of SIFF programming, Beth has been in Seattle for 25 years and holds an M.A. in Northern Renaissance Art History.
Stan Shields joined the SIFF programming team in 2004, after working with them as a guest artist/producer on their Screenwriter Salon program and Exploding Cinema events. Since then, he has worked with SIFF as a Features and Shorts Programmer, a Programming Coordinator, and as an Event Producer. He assumed the position of Festival Programming Manager in January 2017. Previously he served as the Operations Manager for Intiman Theatre, as a guest curator for the 14/48 Projects, the Bumbershoot Arts Festival and On the Boards, and also taught at the Cornish College of the Arts.