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All entries are final and may not be withdrawn from the festival once submitted
$10 for Students
$15 for General Submission
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