The 44th Annual Seattle International Film Festival kicks off Thursday. It is said to be the largest and most highly-attended film festival in the country. More than 145,000 people are expected to attend the 25-day festival at several Seattle-area venues.
More than 400 films from 90 countries will be shown, with some films geared toward younger audiences. And, for the tenth year, SIFF has selected some young people to help judge which of those films are the best. KNKX Morning Edition host Kirsten Kendrick talked with three of them.
16-year-old Caleb Lee, 14-year-old Rose Shipley and 10-year-old JoJo Drummond are members of this year’s youth juries at SIFF. JoJo is on the Films4Families jury and Caleb and Rose are part of the FutureWave jury.