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20-Apr-2014 4:09am PDT  

 

Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF)

10 Annual May 02, 2014 to May 10, 2014

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2311 N 45TH ST, #194
Seattle WA 98103
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Phone: 2066507470
contact@trueindependent.org
http://www.trueindependent.org

DECISIONS ALREADY MADE • This event has already made decisions and notified submitters for the current cycle. Submissions are no longer being accepted.

Shorts
Features
Student Short Film
Director must be enrolled at time of submission in a Film School, College Film Program or High School. Please provide details with your submission. Films must be 16 minutes or less in length.
Indepenetration
Indepenetration is a night of short films celebrating subjects that most people would find offensive. If your film has overt sexual, gross out, embarrassing or excessively violent content this is the category for you.
Documentary (Feature)
Seattle Audiences Love documentaries. We want 40 percent of our program to be Documentaries. Our Documentary Programmer likes to create a program with a diverse range of experiences including Human Rights, Adventure, Biopic, Environmental, Consumerism, Experimental,
Food, Travel, Politics and More. In Seattle Controversy SELLS! If you have a Doc you think most festivals would be 'Afraid' to program then
please submit it to us.
Documentary (Short)
Seattle Audiences Love documentaries. We want 40 percent of our program to be Documentaries. Our Documentary Programmer likes to create a program with a diverse range of experiences including Human Rights, Adventure, Biopic, Environmental, Consumerism, Experimental,
Food, Travel, Politics and More. In Seattle Controversy SELLS! If you have a Doc you think most festivals would be 'Afraid' to program then
please submit it to us.
Experimental
STIFF is teaming up with Seattle's own Interstitial Theatre to present a program of Experimental Short Films. We have shown many Experimental Films in the past but we are highlighting our program by featuring Experimental Films on Interstitial's Mobile Screen at 4 different locations during the festival.
Web Series Episode
We want to show a program of webisodes. Submit you first, best or latest episode,

MISSION & OBJECTIVE
The Seattle True Independent Film Festival is dedicated to the exhibition of independent, underground, experimental and zero budget films. The festival endeavors to provide cultural exchange and educational opportunities by bring a diverse selection of films to the area and provide a place for networking between local filmmakers, visiting filmmakers and the public.

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
Established by filmmakers, STIFF aims to be Seattle's own Slamdance, determined to offer a vehicle for truly independent and underground films. For the past eight years, STIFF has delivered a unique brand of programming that sticks to those guiding principles, and Seattle's famously adventurous audiences have happily benefited. The Festival has gained a considerable amount of traction and has been billed as a unique platform for quality "True Independent" films without big stars or studio resources. The Stranger's Andrew Wright hails STIFF, likening it to "a belch in church" and adds, "and I mean this in the best possible way."

While STIFF serves up a potent blend of truly indie film - last year's event showcased over 100 films - plus alternative music happenings, wild parties, and after-hours shenanigans. Festival organizers strive to put on a first-rate, smoothly run event and to provide opportunities to help filmmakers attain their goals, gain distribution, press, or a wider audience for their films. Filmmakers in eight categories will be honored and take home a "STIFFY" award trophy.

Seattle's True Independent Film Festival is held at multiple venues throughout Seattle over 9 days filled with screenings, networking opportunities and parties. It is a celebration of off-beat independent film from the Northwest and the rest of the world. In 2005, the Seattle's True Independent Film Festival (aka STIFF) was started by a group of local filmmakers as a way to showcase off-beat independent films that are typically ignored by traditional "independent" film channels in the city. As film festivals across the country strive to raise their profile, they continually pass over inventive, risk-taking films so they can give a sneak preview of the new Jennifer Aniston film a week before its world-wide release. Somebody needs to help these TRUE Independent gems find an audience on the lookout for the unusual.

ORGANIZERS
Carollani Sandberg ; Gevin Booth (Filmmaker) ; Katherine Sultan (Filmmaker) ; Patricia Boiko (Filmmaker) ; Timothy Vernor (Festival Director) ; Timothy Vernor (Festival Director) ; Timothy Vernor (Festival Director) ; Ty Huffer (Director) ; Will Chase (Program Director) ; Will Chase (Program Director)

GENERAL RULES
STIFF is open to all genres and film types but filmmakers must own the rights to the works they are submitting.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

STIFF is hereby granted the right to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted and accepted for exhibition at the Festival for promotional purposes. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements and regulations. The undersigned shall indemnify and hold harmless STIFF from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney's fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits, publicity, screening, and loss of or damage to the screening videos entered.