Darryl Macdonald Death | Darryl Macdonald Obituary – US festival pioneer and champion of international film, Darryl Macdonald has died. Over the course of a dynamic career in festivals, Darryl Macdonald co-founded Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) with the late Dan Ireland in 1976 and served until recently as executive director of the Palm Springs International Film Society.
According to a tweet made on the 26th of August 2020 by Apricot Films (@ApricotFilmsLLC), Darryl Macdonald also directed a movie titled AMERICAN PRIMITIVE which was played at both Palm Springs International Film Festival and SIFF. Throughout his career days at Seattle and Palm Springs, MacDonald’s wit, expertise and passion delighted local audiences and established both festivals as strong advocates for international cinema. He will be greatly missed. We extend our condolences.
Sad to hear of Darryl Macdonald’s passing, US festival pioneer and champion of international film. Darryl championed the first movie I directed —AMERICAN PRIMITIVE – played at both Palm Springs International Film Festival & SIFF. An advocate to many. https://t.co/hwGlWEK8rd
— Apricot Films (@ApricotFilmsLLC) August 26, 2020
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