AN EVENING WITH PETER WEIRJoin us as we salute this filmmaking icon in a long-overdue tribute on Sunday, June 4 at 7:00 p.m., at Cinerama. An admission fee of $12 (or $10 for members) provides for an entire evening devoted to a retrospective of Weir's career highlights, an intimate on-stage interview, and the screening of one of his most under-appreciated works, Fearless. Don't miss the free Friday screenings of his work, every Friday at 5pm at the Harvard Exit (that's right, FREE!).SPECIAL PRESENTATION: SILENCE!WigglyWorld Studios and Cinema Seattle have teamed up to create Silence!, a one-of-a-kind "living film" in which the actors and musicians create all dialogue, music, and sound effects in a live, synchronous performance to the projected image. Come catch this one-time-only showing on May 27, 7:15pm, at the Paramount, before it moves on to an international tour.ARCHIVAL FILMSSIFF will feature an expanded lineup of rare archival presentations this year, including newly struck prints of such classics as The Pink Panther, Raging Bull, Eve, and Divorce, Italian Style. A special archival treat will be the screening of the silent Russian rarities Eye of Glass and The Young Lady and the Hooligan at the Egyptian, June 4 at 3:30pm. PASSPORT TO THE WORLDA cinematic guided tour of Seattle's 19 sister cities. The series will kick off with an Opening Gala at the Paramount Theatre on May 25, featuring the award-winning film Sunshine, starring Ralph Fiennes. A post-screening reception will follow with music, food, and costumes from each of the countries.POSTER AUCTIONThe ever-popular poster sale arrives this year with 80 treasures. Arrive early for steals and deals. Consolidated Works (410 Terry Ave N), June 10. Viewing begins at 2:00 PM; bidding begins at 3:30 PM. FILMMAKERS FORUM The Filmmakers Forum enters its fourth year exploring the theme of "Cinema In Transition: The New Digital Horizon." This series of seminars and panel discussions opens with a free event at 911 Media Arts on May 27, and continues at the Broadway Performance Hall, June 3-10. See p. 14 for details.FLY FILMMAKINGThe ultimate independent experiment. Three filmmakers come to Seattle to scout, cast, shoot, and edit a short film in only a week. This year, filmmakers explore myriad formats (including digital formats), so you can compare for yourself. Cinerama, June 10 at 3:30pm.DRIVE-IN PARTYDrive-ins and B-movies go together like green eggs and ham, and few things are more tasty than a truly tasteless film. Come on down to the Valley Drive-In (in Auburn), Sunday, May 28 at dusk. EMERGING MASTERSEach Friday night of the festival, one of the selected directors will appear with his or her latest work, followed by a screening of an earlier work the next day. This year's picks include the especially talented Zhang Yang, director of both Spicy Love Soup and Shower, and Dreamlife of Angels director Erick Zoncka, who brings Little Thief to this year's fest.CURIOUSLY STRONG MIDNIGHTERSA specially selected group of seven films will represent the best of the late-night genre at SIFF's midnight shows, from Hong Kong action thriller The Mission to campy Aussie horror flick Cut. CINERAMA DAY SIFF, in conjunction with Vulcan Northwest and the Seattle Cinerama Theater, is proud to present a one-time-only event. Showings at the recently re-opened Cinerama will feature rare archival prints of How the West Was Won and This Is Cinerama, as well as a new documentary, Cinerama Adventure. FILMS 4 FAMILIESCome one and all for Kiukou and the Sorceress on May 20, The Pink Panther on May 27, Mr. Rice on June 3, and Tsatski, Mum and the Policeman (with English subtitles) on June 10.