SIFF hires new senior programmer

Artistic director, Carl Spence of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) Group has announced the hiring of Anita Monga as the group's Senior Programmer. Monga, who spent her previous years in San Francisco at Castro Theatre, will primarily focus on programming the new SIFF Cinema in the Nesholm Family Lecture Hall at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. "Anita Monga is one of the best programmers in the country," said Spence, "[her] credentials are unprecedented. She has a wealth of relationships, contacts, knowledge and impeccable taste, that will be instrumental in establishing a respected film exhibition program at our new SIFF Cinema."

The SIFF Cinema recently opened and features state-of-the-art cinema technology with both 35mm and Sony SRXR110 digital projectors and sound systems that meet LucasFilm THX Sound specifications.

The non-profit organization produces the annual Seattle International Film Festival, the Global Lens Film series, The Screenwriters Salon, the 1 Reel Film Festival at Bumbershoot and a number of other film festivals. For more information visit

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