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Mark Your Calendars for these exciting SIFF-Renton events:

  • SIFF-Renton Preview FilmWalk
    —    Tuesday, May 7, 7 p.m. 
  • SIFF-Renton Opening Night Screening and Gala
    —    Thursday, May 23, 7 p.m. 
  • SIFF-Renton Film Festival - List of Films
    —    May 23-29 Various times - Tickets for sale at or buy a "Renton Pass" to see all the films

IKEA Performing ArtsExcitement is brewing in Renton! The Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) will be returning to Renton for a third year!  SIFF will be hosting a week-long screening of films at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center from May 23-29, 2013. Renton is honored to be a part of the longest running, largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Hosting SIFF will draw thousands of visitors into Renton from throughout the region and the world to experience our city, restaurants, hotels and other businesses. In addition, hosting SIFF in Renton will allow us to showcase Renton as a great place to live, work, learn and play and place us on the map as a city with a thriving arts and culture scene.

Pavillion Building

FREE SIFF-Renton Preview FilmWalk

Get a sneak preview of the SIFF-Renton films! Join us at the FREE SIFF-Renton Preview FilmWalk on Tuesday, May 7 at 7pm, featuring a selection of films that will be shown during SIFF at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center May 23-29! The SIFF-Renton Preview FilmWalk will start at the Whistle Stop Ale House (809 S 4th St.) with a stop following at the Renton History Museum (235 Mill Ave S.) and 8-Bit Arcade Bar (916 S 3rd St.). Learn more about SIFF in Renton, win prizes, and enjoy a night out in Downtown Renton! All attendees that make it to all three check-in points during the Preview FilmWalk will be registered to win a ticket to the SIFF-Renton Opening Night Screening & Gala on Thursday, May 23.

Join us for the SIFF-Renton Opening Night Screening & Gala on May 23 at the Renton Pavilion Event Center located adjacent to The Piazza in Downtown Renton.

Where to Dine and Stay in Renton

With over 900 FREE 2 hour public parking spaces in Downtown Renton, it’s easy to visit the City’s core to eat and shop before or after enjoying the SIFF film.  Renton has a wide selection of hotels to choose from and many great restaurants for you to enjoy. Please also visit the Renton Chamber of Commerce for more information.

SIFF-Renton Volunteer Opportunities

We invite you to contribute your talents and energy to help make SIFF-Renton a success. For more information email The Renton Municipal Arts Commission is a proud supporter of SIFF-Renton.

2013 SIFF-Renton Event Sponsors

Brotherton Cadillac

           Brotherton Cadillac
Berliner Pub   Marianna100

Renton Community Marketing Campaign

   Ahead of Curve
Cedar River Cellars   Cedar River Cellars Logo
Naan N Curry    Naan n Curry
Marianna Ristorante   Marianna Ristorante Logo
Melrose Grill    MelroseWeb
Peyrassol Cafe          Peyrassol Logo
Puget Sound Energy    PSE Logo
Rain City Catering      Renton Pavilion_Rain City Catering
Tea Palace Asian Restaurant and O! Baguette    Tea Palace Logo 190
Torero's Family Mexican Restaurants    Torreros_Logo
Walmart    Walmart Logo


Special thanks to the SIFF-Renton Preview FilmWalk  venues Whistle Stop Ale House, Renton History Museum, and 8-Bit Arcade.



Renton SIFF Promo 1


Renton SIFF Promo 2


 Renton SIFF Promo 3

Renton FilmFrenzy VI & Gala

Mark your calendars for the Renton FilmFrenzy VI, an annual 50-hour filmmaking competition in Renton, which takes place October 4-6, 2013. The film screening will take place October 19, 7 pm at Renton Civic Theatre, the Curvee Awards Gala is on October 22, 7 pm at the Renton IKEA Performing Arts Center.

SIFF-Renton in the News


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SIFF-Renton: World returns | Our View

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