21st Annual

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival (Formerly The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival)

October 13, 2016 to October 23, 2016

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1122 E Pike Street, # 1313
Seattle WA 98122
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Phone: 206-323-4274
twist@threedollarbillcinema.org
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Narrative Feature
Narrative films that are 40 minutes or longer.
Documentary Feature
Documentary films that run 40 minutes or longer.
Short film
Any genre of film that runs less than 40 minutes.

MISSION & OBJECTIVE

Three Dollar Bill Cinema strengthens, connects, and reflects diverse communities through queer film and media.

We annually produce TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival, formerly known as The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, to provide access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and their families, and a forum for LGBTQ filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

TWIST has been a part of the Greater Seattle LGBT community and beyond since 1996 and has become the largest festival of its kind in the Pacific Northwest. The festival has garnered national recognition for showcasing extraordinary and award-winning work. Regionally, the festival is also an important venue in the local Seattle film scene, and inspires members of our community to express their creativity through film and video. We annually award juried and audience awards to films selected for the festival.

ORGANIZERS

Danny Tayara (Programming Coordinator); Kathleen Mullen (Festival Director)

GENERAL RULES

OVERVIEW
TWIST: The Seattle Queer Film Festival, formerly known as The Seattle Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, is the largest LGBTQ arts event in the Pacific Northwest with over 10,000 attendees. Features and short films selected for our annual festival are eligible for audience awards and juried cash prizes, and will receive plenty of attention from Seattle’s famously film-loving community.

GUIDELINES
1- Complete the online entry form through Withoutabox.
2- DVD screeners must have Film Title, Running Time and Contact Info printed on it.
3- Confirmation will automatically be sent when your entry is received.
4- If your work is accepted, you will be notified by September 17, 2016. Receipt of your exhibition tape or print is required by October 8, 2016. We will send back your exhibition tape or print (if not being forwarded to another destination) by November 6, 2016.
5- Shipment of exhibition materials to the festival must be paid by the applicant. Return shipment of exhibition materials will be paid by the festival. Any additional fees associated with shipping must be paid by the recipient. Three Dollar Bill Cinema accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from the festival.
6- Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn.
7- Due to the large number of entries, we cannot return preview screeners. Accepted titles will be kept in our archive.

AWARDS
All accepted films are eligible for awards.
The competition jury will select films from four categories to receive cash awards: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, and Most Innovative Short Film. Audience awards voted on by festival attendees will be given for Favorite Narrative Feature, Favorite Documentary Feature, Favorite Gay Short Film, Favorite Lesbian Short Film, Favorite Transgender Film, and Favorite Local Film.

OUR MISSION
Three Dollar Bill Cinema enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing TWIST and other events.


TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1- Submit online via Withoutabox.
2- DVD screeners must have Film Title, Running Time, Contact Info, and Tracking Number printed on it.
3- Confirmation will automatically be sent when your completed entry is received.
4- If your work is accepted, you will be notified by September 17, 2016. Receipt of your exhibition tape or print is required by October 8, 2016. We will send back your exhibition tape or print (if not being forwarded to another destination) by November 6, 2016.
5- Shipment of exhibition materials to the festival must be paid by the applicant. Return shipment of exhibition materials will be paid by the festival. Any additional fees associated with shipping must be paid by the recipient. Three Dollar Bill Cinema accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from the festival.
6- Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn.
7- If a rough cut is submitted for review and your film is accepted to the festival, you must inform us of any major changes made to the film before an exhibition copy is received.
7- Due to the large number of entries, we cannot return preview screeners. Accepted titles will be kept in our archive.