7th Annual

Seattle Shorts Film Festival

September 09, 2017 to September 10, 2017

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Narrative Shorts
All genres between 3 to 30 minutes in length.
Documentary Shorts
All genres between 3 to 30 minutes in length.
Animation Shorts
All genres between 3 to 30 minutes in length.
College Student Shorts
All genres between 3 to 30 minutes in length directed, or produced by students attending an accredited college or university.

Entry fee for this category is $10.00. Proof that the film was shot while attending college or university MUST be included with the submission. ie please email photocopy of Student ID As well as the University the student filmmaker is attending.
Music Videos
All music videos between 2 to 8 minutes in length.


Seattle Shorts is an annual film festival featuring the artistry of independent film making through inspiring and finding extraordinary films. Our goal is to bring Seattle film lovers the very best of short films from around the globe.


Seattle audiences love shorts, really Seattle people love to get out of the rain and into see movies of all kinds. Your film will be "seen" if chosen to screen in our festival. Seattle Shorts is always sold out weeks in advance.

Your film will be watched and taken under careful consideration. In many cases films are watched by several people and if your film makes it to the final programming phase it will be watched by a screening committee.

We're moving to a larger theater, and a new month to continue growing the festival for filmmakers. The 7th annual is being held at the SIFF Uptown - http://www.siff.net, right in the heart of Seattle - September 9th and 10th, 2017.

We expect another sold out festival. We welcome and encourage filmmakers to attend the festival and would for sure do a Q&A with you. We will provide accommodations for you and for sure transportation to and from the airport. You will be wholeheartedly welcomed.

The beautiful MarQueen located in the Queen Anne neighborhood just blocks away from the Seattle Center is the official Hotel sponsor for all visiting filmmakers.

We have an all-star jury for 2017 who will vote for the following awards:
Grand Jury Prize
Best Actor
Best New Talent
Best Cinematography
Best Director
Best College Student Short
Best Documentary
Best Animation

Note: Staff will be selecting 1 college student to receive a free hotel room at the Mediterranean Inn during the festival for up to 4 days.

Audience Choice Awards for Best Film in each screening block.

Jury includes:

Lucy Walters (Shame, Starz 'TV series Power')
Tony Aloupis (Director, Safelight)
Alicia "Lecy" Goranson (Roseanne, Boys Don't Cry)
Wonder Russell (Actress, This Is Ours, Behind Me)
​Alexis Korycinski (Director "The Haircut,” starring Bailey Noble & Molly Quinn)
Special jury member for the music video program - Joel P. West (Composer, Songwriter, Short Term 12)

The Seattle Shorts Film Festival showcases narrative short films of less than 30 minutes in length. We're also excited to expand our programming line-up by announcing our newest category music videos. All music videos must be in-between the length of 3 to 10 minutes.

Send us your film!!!!!

Thank you,
Daniel Hoyos
Festival Director


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1. Films must not exceed 30 minutes in length, including credits.
2. All music videos must be in-between the length of 3 to 10 minutes.
3. All non-English language films must have English subtitles or no dialogue.
4. A separate entry fee is required for each submission.
5. The Seattle Shorts Film Festival is dropping DVD submissions due to lack of demand.
6. If you must submit a preview DVDs please label with the WAB#, title, running time and contact information.
7. Preview DVDs will not be returned.
8. Submissions may NOT be withdrawn from the Festival once they have been entered, except at the sole discretion of the Festival.
9. All selected films may be excerpted (up to 2 minutes) for publicity purposes.
10. After selection, notification letters will be sent electronically: all acceptance letters will be accompanied by a telephone call: please provide an email address, and telephone number.
11. Do not send DVDs via special delivery such as Fed Ex. Only regular U.S. mail please.


I, the undersigned, acknowledge and agree as follows:
• I have read, understood, and complied with all eligibility requirements.
• All the statements in this document are true.
• In consideration for the opportunity to be selected into the Seattle Shorts Film Festival, I release and discharge Seattle Shorts Film Festival, its employees, agents, contractors, volunteers, licensees, successors and assigns from any and all claims, demands or causes of actions related to misappropriation or infringement of copyright or violation of any other right arising out of or relating to my submission hereunder.
• I agree to indemnify and hold harmless Seattle Shorts Film Festival from any claims that arise as a result of this submission or screening of my film (should it be selected) as well as from damage to or loss of any submitted materials en route to the festival.
• I have all rights necessary and am duly authorized to submit this film to the Festival.
• This film is not subject to any claims or litigation and is not threatened by any claims or litigation.
• I understand, as the authorized representative, any prizes will be awarded to the director(s) of the winning films.