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Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) 2015

The Call for Submissions of the 2015 Seattle International Film Festival is open for some time now and SIFF is seeking features, documentaries, short films, and animation for the 41st annual Festival.

The largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, SIFF presents over 250 features/documentary films and 150 short films to an audience of more than 155,000 every year. The Festival is consistently cited as one of the best “audience festivals” in the world.

For the past 29 years, Seattle International Film Festival has celebrated its most popular films and filmmakers with the Golden Space Needle Audience Award. Created to recognize SIFF audiences’ favorite films, awards are given to the Festival’s Best Feature Film, Documentary Film, Director, Actor, Actress, and Short Film.

This year, in addition to the Golden Space Needle Audience Awards, SIFF is proud to offer cash prizes in the following juried categories:

  • $2,500 New American Cinema Competition
  • $2,500 New Directors Competition (International 1st and 2nd time directors)
  • $2,500 Documentary Competition
  • $1,000 Short Film: Live Action
$1,000 Short Film: Animation
  • $1,000 Short Film: Documentary

SIFF is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Qualifying Festival in all short film categories.

The 41st Seattle International Film Festival is scheduled for 14th May 2015 through 7th June 2015.

Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) 2015 Submission Fees

Submission fees start from $35 per entry and vary depending on the film duration and the date of submission. Late fees apply for submissions after 3rd November 2014.