SIFF Guide & Catalog

SIFF Guide 2016
SIFF Guide
May 18 – June 11 2017
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The Seattle International Film Festival is the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States. Variety has called SIFF one of the world’s 50 unmissable film festivals.

Publication Schedule
2018 SIFF Venues*
  • AMC Pacific Place 11
Queen Anne
  • McCaw Hall
  • SIFF Cinema Uptown
  • SIFF Film Center
Capitol Hill
  • SIFF Cinema Egyptian
  • Majestic Bay Theatres
  • Lincoln Square Cinemark Theatres
  • Shoreline Community College
  • Kirkland Performance Center
Columbia City
  • Ark Lodge Theatres
  • Cinerama

*2018 Venues TBA

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The 150,000 attendees of the annual Seattle International Film Festival are well-educated, have disposable income, and appreciate sponsors. SIFF provides a prime opportunity to speak to this valuable and influential audience. 99% of SIFF attendees are likely to recommend SIFF to others.

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The SIFF Guide is read by devoted festival attendees, SIFF members, and arts throughout the greater Seattle area. The Guide highlights everything that SIFF has to offer—including film listings, schedules, maps and more.

Circulation: 120,000

Guides are available at the SIFF box office and film venues. Last year, 70% of attendees found out about the festival through the Guide.

Guide Rates

Full Color
Full page$3,321
2/3 page$2,900
1/2 page$2,478
1/3 page$1,655
1/6 page$914

The SIFF Catalog is the most comprehensive guide to all the films and events, reaching participants during the festival and long after.

Circulation: 5,000

Catalogs are given to SIFF Members, mailed to film industry contacts nationally, and sold through festival venue box offices.

Catalog Rates

Full Color
Full page$2,356
1/2 page$1,241
1/4 page$803
Added Value
Tickets for Advertisers
  • 1/2 page ad or greater Get 4 SIFF vouchers*
  • 1/3 page ad or smaller Get 2 SIFF vouchers*

*good for one screening each

Advertise in Both

Save 15% and receive additional access to SIFF events when you advertise in both the SIFF Catalog and SIFF Guide.

SIFF 2018 Guide
SIFF 2018 Catalog
SIFF 2017 Guide
SIFF 2017 Catalog
SIFF 2016 Guide
SIFF 2016 Catalog


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Trim Size8.375" x 10.875"
Live Area7.375" x 9.875"
ColorFour color process (CMYK) or Grayscale (BW)
Maximum Ink Density300%
Line Screen150dpi
Image ResolutionPhotos (300dpi), Line Art (1200dpi)
Format3 column
Column Width2.25"
Binding HeadSaddle-stitched (Guide), Perfect-bound (Catalog)
PrintingHeatset Web Offset

Ads may be submitted in PDF or alternate formats in the following sizes (measurements listed W x H):

2017 SIFF Guide Ads
Full page w/ bleed8.625" x 11.125"
Full page7.375" x 9.875"
2/3 vertical4.75" x 9.875"
1/2 vertical4.75" x 7.375"
1/3 vertical2.25" x 9.875"
1/3 square4.75" x 4.875"
1/6 vertical2.25" x 4.875"
1/6 horizontal4.75" x 2.375"
2 pg spread15.625" x 9.875"
2 pg spread w/ bleed17" x 11.125"
2017 SIFF Catalog Ads
Full page w/ bleed8.625" x 11.125"
Full page7.375" x 9.875"
1/2 horizontal7.375" x 4.875"
1/2 vertical3.625" x 9.875"
1/4 vertical3.625" x 4.875"
1/8 horizontal3.625" x 2.375"
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