Sunday, March 7

SIFF – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Click through each award to see the full list of nominees and winners!

2019 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Sons of Denmark Ulaa Salim

Sons of Denmark

Ulaa Salim

2018 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Guilty Gustav Möller

The Guilty

Gustav Möller

2017 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

At the End of the Tunnel Rodrigo Grande

At the End of the Tunnel

Rodrigo Grande

2016 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Spy Time Javier Ruiz Caldera

Spy Time

Javier Ruiz Caldera

2015 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl

Alfonso Gomez-Rejon

2014 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Boyhood Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Richard Linklater

2013 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Horses of God Nabil Ayouch

Horses of God

Nabil Ayouch

2012 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Beasts of the Southern Wild Benh Zeitlin

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Benh Zeitlin

2011 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Whistleblower Larysa Kondracki

The Whistleblower

Larysa Kondracki

2010 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Winter's Bone Debra Granik

Winter’s Bone

Debra Granik

2009 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Hurt Locker Kathryn Bigelow

The Hurt Locker

Kathryn Bigelow

2008 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Captain Abu Raed Amin Matalqa

Captain Abu Raed

Amin Matalqa

2007 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Sex and Death 101 Daniel Waters

Sex and Death 101

Daniel Waters

2006 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Wristcutters: A Love Story Goran Dukic

Wristcutters: A Love Story

Goran Dukic

2005 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Mysterious Skin Gregg Araki

Mysterious Skin

Gregg Araki

2004 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Best of Youth Marco Tullio Giordana

The Best of Youth

Marco Tullio Giordana

2003 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Whale Rider Niki Caro

Whale Rider

Niki Caro

2002 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Sex and Lucía Julio Medem

Sex and Lucía

Julio Medem

2001 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

O Tim Blake Nelson

O

Tim Blake Nelson

2000 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Shower Yang Zhang

Shower

Yang Zhang

1999 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Limbo John Sayles

Limbo

John Sayles

1998 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Gods and Monsters Bill Condon

Gods and Monsters

Bill Condon

1997 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Pillow Book Peter Greenaway

The Pillow Book

Peter Greenaway

1996 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Trainspotting Danny Boyle

Trainspotting

Danny Boyle

1995 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Usual Suspects Bryan Singer

The Usual Suspects

Bryan Singer

1994 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Bad Boy Bubby Rolf de Heer

Bad Boy Bubby

Rolf de Heer

1993 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Wedding Banquet Ang Lee

The Wedding Banquet

Ang Lee

1992 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

IP5: The Island of Pachyderms Jean-Jacques Beineix

IP5: The Island of Pachyderms

Jean-Jacques Beineix

1991 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Drowning by Numbers Peter Greenaway

Drowning by Numbers

Peter Greenaway

1990 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Jesus of Montreal Denys Arcand

Jesus of Montreal

Denys Arcand

1989 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

Apartment Zero Martin Donovan

Apartment Zero

Martin Donovan

1986 Seattle International Film Festival – Golden Space Needle Award – Best Director

The Assault Fons Rademakers

The Assault

Fons Rademakers