48th Seattle International Film Festival 

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 
  • All submitted films must have premiered after January 1, 2021; 
  • For 2022 premiers will not be required, and films that have been screened online as part of other Virtual Festivals in the US will be considered. Preference will be given to films that have not yet been presented in the Pacific Northwest, either in person at a cinema, or as part of a Virtual Festival; 
  • Films (in all categories) that have been broadcast or on VOD in the US prior to the Festival dates are not eligible for consideration. 


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. 


International Promotion
Telefilm Canada, Montreal
1 800 567-0890 


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