This year marks the 43rd Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) featuring over 400 features, short films and documentaries that have been scooped up from all other world to be shown in various locations. The best part? SIFF has created a special group of films called “Films4Families,” perfect for all ages. Click through the gallery for 10 must-see family flicks playing May 18-June 11.

Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie

Based on the beloved children's book series, this raucous comedy from DreamWorks Animation follows two imaginative pranksters who hypnotize their principal into thinking he's a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants. Presented in 3D.

Director: David Soren
Voices: Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Nick Kroll, Thomas Middleditch, Jordan Peele and Kristen Schall
Country: USA
Date & Time: Thurs., June 1 at 7 p.m. at Pacific Place
Running Time: 100 minutes

Good to Know
According to SIFF, more than 70% of the films screened at the festival will not return to theaters, so this may be the only time that you can catch these films. Movies accumulated for this grouping come from France, Japan, Spain, China, the United Kingdom and of course, the United States.

Venue Locations:
AMC Pacific Place 11 – 600 Pine St., Seattle
Ark Lodge Cinemas – 4816 Rainier Ave. S., Ballard
Kirkland Performance Center – 350 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland
Lincoln Square – 700 Bellevue Way N.E., Bellevue
Majestic Bay Theatres – 2044 N.W. Market St., Seattle
Shoreline Community College Theater – 16101 Greenwood Ave. N., Shoreline
SIFF Cinema Uptown – 511 Queen Anne Ave. N., Seattle
SIFF Cinema Egyptian – 805 E. Pine St., Seattle

Tickets: $14/General Admission; $13/Youth (20 & under) and Seniors (65 & older); $9/SIFF Members (present card at Box Office). Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 206-324-996.

Onlinesiff.net/festival

Are you planning to attend SIFF with your crew this year. Have you attended in the past and have tips to share? Tell us in the Comments below.

— Jeffrey Totey

All photos courtesy of the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).