Post Alley Film Festival


Years running: 19 (since 2004)

Post Alley Film Festival

International Women's Short Film Festival.


PAFF celebrates, and provides a venue for, the female voice in film. All net proceeds from festival entries go to Women in Film Seattle (WIF Seattle) to continue the Post Alley (shorts) Film Festival and WIF Seattle’s mission to provide connection, education, and support for female filmmakers, and the interlacing of a strong, educated, creative, filmmaking community. WIF Seattle promotes, celebrates, and works hard for women’s equal, respected presence in our industry, on and off screen.


  • Audience Award - cash prize $250 and laurels 
  • Curators Pick - cash prize $250 and laurels - sponsor, Laughing Dog Pictures 
  • Best Director - cash prize $250 and laurels - sponsor, Von Piglet Productions 
  • Emerging Filmmaker - cash prize $250 and laurels 
  • Best Comedy - cash prize $250 and laurels - sponsor, Canine Productions
  • Best Editing - cash prize $500 and laurels, plus 3 months Adobe CC - sponsor, Hello 
  • Outstanding Achievement - cash prize $250 and laurels - sponsors, Ron Leamon and Gerard Parr 
  • Other Jury Awards in variable categories + laurels. 


  • PAFF accepts only short films (narrative, documentary, animated, experimental, student) completed by January of the applied for festival year.
  • Female directors are encouraged. Female-oriented subject matter and films with a female perspective are warmly received. We screen films in which women have played important creative roles. We do accept and screen films by male directors. Industrial/corporate films are not accepted. Commercials are not accepted. Pornographic material is not accepted;
  • Length: 1−19 minutes.


Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement

Jury and Organizers

Virginia Bogert - FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, Curator




United States

Official Website



SIFF Film Center
305 Harrison Street
Seattle, WA 98109
United States

Phone: 206 380-1236


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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 14, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    August 16, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    November 08, 2019
  • New Regula Deadline
    December 13, 2019
  • Notifications
    February 14, 2020
  • Event Dates
    28 March 2020
Categories & Fees
  • Earlybird Deadline — $10
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • New Regula Deadline — $25
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