Launched in 2005, the Sioux City International Film Festival (SCIFF) is the longest continuously running shorts festival in Iowa. Festival organizers, all volunteers, make film selections from hundreds of local, national, and international submissions and produce an outstanding, three-day program. Filmmakers and film enthusiasts participate in workshops, hear from industry guest speakers, and, of course, enjoy films. SCIFF is held each year in the fall and is headquartered at the downtown Promenade Cinema with state-of-the-art projection and recliner seating. Filmmakers enjoy a theatrical release of their independent films and attendees delight in screening films from all genres and all parts of the world. All festival activities take place in the heart of Sioux City, on Historic Fourth Street, with the best lodging, restaurants, and bars all within easy walking distance.