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50th Seattle International Film Festival 

Seattle, The United States, May 9 to 19, 2024

Early Bird Deadline

October 5, 2023

Regular Deadline

December 21, 2023

Late Deadline

January 4, 2024


(Features, shorts, Episodic, all genres) 

The Seattle International Film Festival is currently accepting entries for its 2024 edition. 


  • Competitive: Yes 
  • Entry fees: Yes (70 – 100$ USD) 
  • Please note that all films must be submitted directly to the Festival.



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 2023 festival selection featured several Canadian films including Falcon Lake, I Like Movies and To Kill a Tiger

Telefilm Canada recognizes the selection of a feature film in the festival for applications to its International Promotion Program

Promotion and Communications 
Telefilm Canada, Montreal 
1 800 567-0890