Coffee and Film: Starbucks and SIFF

May 18, 2017
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They are two of the most enjoyable things in life: great coffee and compelling films. Seattle is home to both.

The 43rd annual Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) is the largest, most highly attended film festival in the United States. More than 400 films from 80 countries over 25 days will be featured.

Starbucks has been a proud sponsor of SIFF for 43 years, supporting creative storytelling on the big screen and contributing to the artistic culture of Seattle.

The festival runs from May 18 through June 11.

We got you an exclusive peek of six of the festival’s short films. We will highlight a new film every few days. Just click on the film below! Enjoy!

Sneak Peek Breakdown

Dear Henri, (Viewable May 18 - May 21)

An imaginative young girl searches for ways to communicate with her grandfather after he's gone.

Arpeggio (Viewable May 22 - May 25)

A father and son are inseparable until adolescence threatens their special bond.

Nutag – Homeland (Viewable May 26 - May 29)

This hand-painted visual poem explores the ideas of diaspora, homeland, and the mass deportations of the Kalmyk people during World War II.

Erosion (Viewable May 30 - June 3)

This poetic homage to New York’s creative culture that’s being pushed aside for luxury rise high condos, presents an impressionistic story of four subway dancers who must adapt their art form as the urban environment shifts around them.

The Inksect (Viewable June 4 - June 7)

In NYC, an underground group of exiles risk their lives to save the last books from being destroyed.

Hoop Dreamin’ (Viewable June 8 - June 11)

Out of school on summer break, 8-year-old Tariq learns the powerful lesson about hard work and sacrifice.

To learn more about the Seattle International Film Festival, check out

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