The 38th Seattle International Film Festival is wrapped! We tried our best to give you coverage ALL THE SIFF THINGS (Embracey went FAR beyond all. Seriously). Because that's how we do. Thanks to Imaginary Embracey, Imaginary Amie, Imaginary Rich, and Roxie Rider to getting it all done — in style. 

2012's total film count clocks in at 273 features and 187 shorts screening between May 17 and June 10 — which amounts to a little over 4 weeks of AWESOME. Our full list of coverage is below. 

There were some stand-out shindigs happening this year: SIFF Opening Night featured Seattle filmmaker Lynn Shelton's latest, Your Sister's Sister {ed. note: it's fantastic! and opens in Seattle Friday, 6/15!! ~ imaginary Amie}, Closing Night featured another locally-filmed movie, Grassroots (D. Stephen Gyllenhaal – and also opening in Seattle soon), and there were special tributes to master actress extraodinaire Carrie White Sissy Spacek and the king of pea soup vomit, William Friedkin which both totally ROCKED. 

See you next year … 

Best of SIFF 2012

Recommended Event: SIFF 2012 Opening Night Gala

Recommended Event: Emerald City Visions (A Hip Hop Reinterpretation of The Wiz) 

Recommended Film & Event: Paul Williams Still Alive & Sean Nelson at the Sorrento

Recommended SIFF: ShortsFest Weekend {5/24-5/28}

Five Picks for the First Weekend of SIFF

SIFF 2012: Opening Weekend Highlights

SIFF 2012: Closing Weekend Highlights

SIFF 2012: Week One Highlights

SIFF 2012: Week Two Highlights

SIFF 2012: Week Three Highlights

SIFF 2012 Preview: Face the Music

SIFF 2012 Preview: Northwest Connections

SIFF Review: Bad Brains: A Band from DC 

SIFF Double Take: Keyhole and Price Check

SIFF Take: 6 Points About Emma

SIFF Take: 38 Witnesses

SIFF Take: Cracks in the Shell 

SIFF Take: Future Weather

SIFF Take: I Am Not a Hipster

SIFF Take: Innocence

SIFF Take: Legends of Valhalla: Thor

SIFF Take: Robot and Frank

SIFF Take: The Crown Jewels

SIFF Take: The Dragon Pearl

SIFF Take: The Family Picture Show

SIFF Take: The Glass Man

SIFF Take: The Mirror Never Lies

SIFF Take: The Source

SIFF Take: Tatsumi