Ellensburg Film Festival


Years running: 18 (since 2005)

Ellensburg Film Festival

International Film Festival.


Since its inception in 2004, the Ellensburg Film Festival has grown into a major film and arts event in the northwest with over 2,000 people in attendance. The three-day festival is noted for its outstanding selection of critically acclaimed films, numerous screenings and venues, diverse cultural and artistic offerings, and a fun and relaxed atmosphere open to all. Each year, EFF films go on to win the most prestigious awards in the industry.

The Ellensburg Film Festival uses movies to promote diversity and dialog within our community and to forge new connections between our region and the world around us. Through our program of innovative, thought-provoking cinema, we expose audiences to the artistry, issues and perspectives in current independent film. The festival promotes the communal experience of motion pictures and provides an arena to discuss and critique the technical and creative choices of filmmakers. In addition, the EFF provides a platform for students, colleagues, and members of the community to exhibit their work, facilitate networking opportunities, and advance local economic activity.


  • Best Film Made in Washington State:  $500
  • Best Feature Film:  $500
  • Best Documentary:  $500
  • Best Short:  $500


  • "Feature" is any film over forty minutes total running time. "Short" is anything under forty minutes.
  • Experimental work can be submitted in any of the above categories and will be considered as long as it can be presented in a traditional "movie house" format.
  • No rough cut.
  • One can submit as many films as he likes. However, each submitted film must have its own completed Submission Form, Entry Fee, and Supplemental Materials. DO NOT put multiple projects on the same entry.
  • Subtitles language: English

Documents and Other Requisite Items

  • Ellensburg Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox or Filmfreeway.
  • On line screeners are the preferred format for submissions. 
  • Submission on consumer-burned DVD is also available.

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Ginny Blackson (Director); 



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Official Website




P.O. Box 1071
Ellensburg, WA 98926
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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    January 15, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 15, 2021
  • Regular Deadline
    March 15, 2021
  • Late Deadline
    May 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    May 16, 2021
  • Event Dates
    23 May — 5 June 2021
Categories & Fees

Maximum 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $40

Films of any length made in Washington State

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $40

Any feature film, non documentary, over 40 minutes long.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $80

Minimum of 40 minutes.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $50
  • Late Deadline — $80
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