Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

Our annual juried festival showcasing genre-driven cinematic art from around the globe.

A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe.

EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF will present the 12th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival in early 2017.

The festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The festival will showcase animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films.

Filmmakers from around the world are encouraged to submit to this acclaimed festival. Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction and fantasy.

Call for Entries

Deadlines

    • July 1, 2016: Call for Entries opens
    • July 31, 2016: Early submission ($20)
    • Aug 31, 2016: Regular submission ($30)
    • Sept 30, 2016: Late submission ($40)
    • Oct 10, 2016: Extension of late submission ($50)
    • Oct 31, 2016: Notification of acceptance
    • Nov 30, 2016: Film prints due

Visit SFFSFF.submittable.com to submit a film.

Submit a Film

2017 Festival Information

About the Festival

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival brings together industry professionals in both filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The film festival is co-presented by EMP Museum and SIFF. For more detailed information, download the Rules + Reguations (PDF) and Info Sheet (PDF).

Date + Location

Early 2017 (exact date TBA) at the Cinerama Theatre (2100 4th Avenue, Seattle, WA)

Jury

A nationally recognized panel of distinguished film, television, literature, and science fiction industry professionals, peers, and film critics will review qualifying submissions. A jury, which includes science fiction notables and award-winning film professionals, will view the top selected films in competition during the festival to determine the winners.

Awards

Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Special Effects, and Audience Favorite.

Format

10 short films will screen in the first session followed by 10 short films in the second session. An awards ceremony will follow the second session, and all filmmakers are invited to a post-festival reception with jurors, EMP and SIFF supporters, and members of the Seattle film and sci-fi/fantasy communities.

Mission + Objective

The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival promotes and encourages an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the art of science fiction and fantasy cinema. Its mandate is to create a forum for creative artistry in science fiction and fantasy film and recognize the most outstanding short films produced.

Questions?

Contact EMP Museum at FilmFest@EMPmuseum.org.

EMP would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival:

Cinerama  ArtsfundNorwescon

 

Official Hotel Partner:

Hotel Max