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 presented the tenth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival this year. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a showcase of illuminating and unconventional films.
Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The festival brings together industry professionals and genre experts to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction, fantasy, and horror cinematic arts.
The deadline for entries has passed.
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 and Regulations (PDF) and Info Sheet (PDF).
Date + Location
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.
Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Special Effects, and Audience Favorite.
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.
Contact EMP Museum at FilmFest@EMPmuseum.org.
2015 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Grand Prize: Caldera (dir. Evan Viera)
2015 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Visual Effects: Gumdrop (dir. Kerry Conran and Stephen Lawes)