The 19th Annual Syracuse International Film Festival (SIFF) returns to a number of places throughout Syracuse in 2022. Kicking off on Wednesday, October 12th and running through October 15th, The MOST, Museum of Technology and Science will start the Festival off with the world premier of Scarlet Winter, a film by Munjal Yagnik.


Short Films

Want to check out the Festival but don’t have a ton of time? Check out day three of the Festival on Friday, October 14th, at The Most from 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm. A number of short films will be shown throughout the evening, with the large majority of selections coming in at under 30 minutes play time. This year’s theme is Diversity in Short Films and is sure to be a notable highlight during the festival.


New Filmmakers Showcase

Attend the New Filmmakers Showcase happening Friday, October 14 between 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm at Marriott Syracuse Downtown. Celebrate new filmmakers breaking into their careers with almost ten films all with a running time of under 20 minutes long.


Syracuse University | Shemin Auditorium

The Shemin Auditorium at Syracuse University will play host to three film showings on Thursday, October 13th, Beyond the Sea, Maureen, and Very Nice Day.


Sophia Award

Each year the Festival awards The Sophia Award to those who make Outstanding Creative Achievements in the vibrant world of independent cinema. This year, two recipients will receive this award. Jeremy Garelick and Will Phelps, the founders of American High, a production company based out of Liverpool, NY, will be honored. 


Since 2017, American High has shot 11 films including Big Time Adolescence starring Pete Davidson and Griffin Gluck, which debuted at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and is now streaming on Hulu; Banana Split starring Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato and Dylan Sprouse; The Binge, which Garelick directed, starring Skyler Gisondo, Dexter Darden, Eduardo Franco and Vince Vaughn; The Ultimate Playlist of Noise starring Madeline Brewer and Keean Johnson; and Plan B starring Kuhoo Verma and Victoria Moroles. 


Past recipients of the Sophia Award include Grace Jones, Giancarlo Esposito, Oren Lyons, Ron Perlman, Rob Reiner, and Jerry Stiller.


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