Download SIFF 2012 to Your iPhone
The Seattle International Film Festival has a number of ways you can “interface” with it–obviously, watching a film in a theater tops the list–but the most indispensable combo for the hardcore filmgoer is an iPhone with the SIFF mobile app on it.
Refreshed for 2012, the app allows you to buy tickets, enjoy a mobile SIFFTER experience (“you are currently viewing 447 films”), and build a list of films you want to see (or went to see, for when things get bleary in week three). There’s also a search function, useful for hunting down movies when all you know is a director’s or actor’s name.
Best of all is the Now Playing screen, which you can use to quickly scan screenings while on the go. Is that movie you were planning to see already full? BLAMMO! Now Playing has your back, with a list of what else is about to start.
For people who haven’t committed all of SIFF’s venues to memory, there’s a full list, with maps and directions from wherever you are to whichever movie theater you want to attend. All that’s missing is Uber integration.
The only thing that doesn’t seem to be on the app is SiffTV, and the app appears to be only for iPhone, yet again. (#droiddoesn’t) Oddly, no one seems to have sponsored the thing. Talk about a captured audience! Anyway, it’s currently free, and ad-free, for your enjoyment. Let the downloads begin!