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Seattle International Film Festival

International Film Festival in Seattle.

About

The US-distributors value Seattle as an excellent "testing" festival. Participating films qualify for the Independent Spirit Awards. Several panel discussions in the festival Forums complement the program which traditionally attracts a large local audience.

SIFF is a qualifying festival for the Academy Awards® in all three short film categories. 

Awards

  • New Directors Competition (first and second time directors without US distribution, US$ 5 000)
  • New American Cinema Competition (US$ 5000)
  • Documentary Competition (US$ 5 000)
  • Short film - Live Action (US$ 2 500)
  • Short film – Animation (US$ 2 500)
  • Short film - Documentary (US$ 2 500)
  • Golden Space Needle Award-Best Short 
  • Audience Award - Best Feature 
  • Audience Award - Best Director 
  • Audience Award - Best Actress 
  • Audience Award - Best Actor 
  • Audience Award-Best Documentary 
  • WaveMaker Award 

Rules

  • Films must have been completed no earlier than January 2019.
  • Entries may not publicly screen (theatrically or at a Film Festival) in Washington State, or be broadcast (televised) anywhere in the U.S. (including VOD and On Demand services) . Theatrical runs following presentation in SIFF may be excepted from this.
  • Films may appear outside of Washington State at other film festivals or theatrically prior to SIFF screenings.

 

Selection Media Type: Secure Online Screener

Screening Media Type: DCP

Audio language: original

Subtitles language: english

Premiere Requirements

Regional premiere required.

Jury and Organizers

  • Interim Managing Director — Ms. Deborah Person
  • Artistic Director — Mr. Carl Spence

Documents

Place

United States
Seattle

Official website

siff.net

Contacts

Address:
Seattle International Film Festival
305 Harrison Street
WA 98109 Seattle
United States

Phone: +1 206 464 58 30
Fax: +1 206 264 79 19

Email: entries@siff.net

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening date
    August 01, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline
    October 04, 2019
  • Regular Deadline
    December 13, 2019
  • Late Deadline
    January 31, 2020
  • Notifications
    April 24, 2020
  • Event dates
    14 May — 7 June 2020
Categories & Fees

Short Film: a narrative, animated or experimental film 30 minutes or less in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $90

А documentary film less than 30 minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $90

A documentary film 31+ minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $100
  • Late Deadline — $125

Films made by youth aged 18 or younger at time of submission. They must be under 10 minutes in length. Applicants must submit proof of age with their submission (picture school ID, driving license, ID card).

  • Earlybird Deadline — $20
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $30

A narrative film 31+ minutes in length.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $70
  • Regular Deadline — $100
  • Late Deadline — $125
  • Earlybird Deadline — $40
  • Regular Deadline — $70
  • Late Deadline — $90
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