Wine ~ it begins with the seed, becomes the grape, then crushing, then wine. Although the fruit and its beauty are violently stomped, that beauty delicately passes over our palates, and transports us from the ordinary.
Film ~ it begins with the concept, becomes various storylines, then production, then film. The tale is at times beautiful, at times violent, and transports us from the ordinary.
The Festival ~ join us where the reel unwinds and the cork unwines, where in our chairs unmoving we are moved jointly and transported from the ordinary.
August 16 - 20, 2022
Seattle Wine & Film Festival
The Seattle Wine and Film Festival is foremost a film festival. Our festival occurs over five days and this year will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. It will be a hybrid festival due to covid, starting as an online festival and culminating in live events and screenings at the Carco Theatre on Saturday, August 20, 2022. We will be screening over 80 films this year during our five-day festival. Other events this year will include musical performances by virtuosic guests. This year our musical guests are Alexandra Whittingham, a British guitarist, and Kim Angelis, an American violinist, with pianist Jennifer Goodenberger. Past virtuosos have included Matt Palmer, an American guitarist, and Simone Lamsma, a Dutch violinist.
Secondly, we are a wine festival, dedicated to appreciating primarily wines made in the State of Washington. We spotlight boutique wineries of high calibre, and these wineries offer free wine-tasting of their quality wines throughout the festival during the live events and live screenings. Among our eighty films, we typically screen a few films focused on wine. The other films have nothing to do with wine, but instead engage us with other fantastic stories and topics.
Join us at the Carco Theatre on Saturday, August 20, 2022 for the films, musical performances, and wine-tasting, all of which is included in the "All-Access Pass for Carco Theatre." (Movie theater concessions food and drink are also available and can be purchased separately at Carco.) We will be offering a mixture of wines from Washington state wine-growing regions. This includes a variety of both red and white wines. The "All-Access Pass for Carco Theatre" includes unlimited pours.
If you cannot make it to our live event on Saturday or if you wish to see the additional films not offered on Saturday, feel free to purchase the "All-Access Pass for Our Virtual Theater," which allows you to watch the remaining films from Tuesday through Friday before our Saturday live event at Carco Theatre. You can watch these films in our Virtual Theater either on your smart TV, computer, tablet, or smartphone. The special musical performance by Alexandra Whittingham will be available in both our Virtual Theater and on Saturday at the Carco Theatre.
We are a fast-growing festival committed to high art, whether that be quality independent film, musical guests who are distinguished in their fields, or wines crafted by skilled winemakers at small wineries. We strive to preserve our more intimate movie-viewing and networking experience. We look forward to you joining our momentum and contributing to our values, and welcome films from any part of the world.
Awards & Prizes
Best Feature, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Animation, Best Foreign Feature, Best Foreign Short, Best Short Short, Best Music Video