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49th Seattle International Film Festival 

Seattle, United States, May 11 to 21, 2023

Call for Entries

(Features, shorts, Episodic, all genres) 

The Seattle International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2022 edition. 

Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the Festival. 

Competitive: Yes 
Entry fees: Yes (70 – 100$ USD) 


Consult the festival website for eligibility criteria.


One of the largest and most highly attended film festivals in the United States, with over 400 feature, documentary and 150 short, the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) has an audience of over 138,000.  

The festival programs several competitions and awards cash prizes. SIFF Official Competition celebrates some of the year’s most accomplished films. Both the New Directors Competition, which features a selection debut or second features, and the Documentary Film Competition, present films without US distribution at the time of selection. 

The Short Film Competition selects 150 films and awards three cash prizes of $2,500 each in the categories of Live Action, Animation, and Documentary. SIFF is an Academy Award® qualifier in all three short film categories. 

The 2022 festival selection featured several Canadian films including Charlotte, Wildhood and Drunken Birds

International Promotion 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890