Beth Barrett (Seattle International Film Festival)

Staffing Sustainability: Retention in the Age of COVID-19


Beth has been with SIFF since 2003, and is responsible for managing the artistic vision of SIFF, including all aspects of film programming, the staff of film programmers, and both the 25 day Film Festival as well as SIFF Cinema’s 5 year-round screens and the SIFF Education team. She secured SIFF’s status as an Academy Award® qualifying festival for short film in 2008. Before starting at SIFF in 2003, Beth worked with the Sydney Film Festival, as a programming assistant. In addition to her daily work in programming, Beth has served on juries and panels in Palm Springs, Park City, Cleveland, Calgary, Vancouver BC and Berlin, Germany.