Filmmaker Information

Film Submission Details:


  • Films must be produced/made in Washington

  • Film Length: Between 3-13 minutes long

  • Films are required to have been completed after January 1, 2019

  • Filmmakers must have proper license to all copyrighted music, video, and images included in the duration of their submission(s)

  • All non-English films must have English subtitles

  • Submissions must be made online. DVDs and Blu-Rays will not be accepted

  • Filmmakers may submit only one film

  • All entries are final and may not be withdrawn from the festival once submitted


Submission Fees:


$10 for Students

$15 for General Submission 

Important Dates:

Submissions open: 1st December, 2020

Submissions close: 15th February, 2021

Notice of acceptance: Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by March 15th, 2021

Awards: films will be juried and awards will be given out at the event for the following categories:


Best Picture | $500

Best Comedy | $250

Best Music Video | $250

Best Student Film | $250

Best General Film | $250

Best Animated Film | $250

People's Choice Award | $250


Jurors: Who are they? 

Tony Doupe | SCC Professor/SAG Actor

Vivian Hua | Northwest Film Forum Executive Director

Amy Lillard | Washington FilmWorks Executive Director

Zubi Mohammed | Magnussen Media Group (Seattle & Los Angeles)

Event Details (Final details confirmed March 15th 2021):

Due to COVID-19, we have several plans in place to make this event happen. The final plan will be announced March 15th 2021, in conjunction with acceptance notifications. 


Please note: This information is likely to change with COVID-19. We will notify you of any changes if and when they happen. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us. 

Event date: Saturday, April 24th, 2021 (rain date backup: 1st backup date Sunday, April 25th, 2nd backup date Sunday, May 9th, 2021) - note on what the weather would be like if we had to change the date. i.e. over 15mph winds etc.

Location: This event will be held as a Drive-In Movie style event. Shorewood High School, 17300 Fremont Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133.

Tickets: Accepted films will receive 1 complementary ticket to this event (1 car) by April 10th, 2021


Additional tickets purchases (per car): $40 Standard (member $30), $75 VIP (member $65). Each ticket will come with a custom made goodie box (details announced when tickets go on sale March 15th). 

Hours: 7pm - 11pm

Arrival:​ Cars arrive 7-8pm (strict cutoff time). Introductions start at 8.15pm, films start playing at 8.30pm

Parking: We park cars according to size (large in back and small in front)


Social distancing: You must stay at least 6 feet away from other people, and mask must be worn at all times.

Food and drink options: Coming soon


Marketing Material for Filmmakers:


Laurels will be provided to accepted filmmakers. Social share images will be made available as well.  

Hashtags: #SSSFF2021 #SSSFFpart5

Image by Brandi Redd


If you have any questions please contact:

Kevin Sheen

Publicity Manager

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