Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Science Fiction + Fantasy       Short Film Festival


            YOUTH CALL FOR ENTRIES

The Museum of Pop Culture, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), and in conjunction with the fourteenth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Film Festival announces the launch of an additional submission track for up and coming young filmmakers interested in having their films seen by science fiction and fantasy fans in Seattle and all over the world. A jury comprised of MoPOP’s Youth Advisory Board and staff will review the qualifying submissions and the best films will then be screened at SFFSFF 2019 alongside the other films in the festival.

ABOUT SFFSFF: 

Wildly popular, the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival has sold out  for the last ten years in a row, packing the house with enthusiastic fans from the region’s sci-fi, fantasy, and film communities. 

The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival films make waves around the world. Featured films have received national distribution and sparked the interest of a vast network of film fans. Plus, all films screen for a jury of luminaries in the fields of science fiction and fantasy film, television, and literature. The festival marks the start of these films successes: previous Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival films have been nominated for Academy Awards, picked up for feature distribution, featured in museum exhibitions, presented at festivals around the world, and received international awards and accolades. 


YOUTH SUBMISSIONS

From Nov 9–Dec 31, 2018 the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival will accept short film submissions from young filmmakers seeking exposure to science fiction and fantasy fans from Seattle and around the world. Submissions must meet the following requirements:                       

  •   Up to 15 minutes in length*
  •   Produced after January 2014
  •   Animated or live-action
  •   Filmmaker(s) must be 24 years of age or younger by the time of the festival in March 2019
  •   Science fiction or fantasy (examples: futuristic stories, space adventure, technological   speculation, social experiments, utopia and dystopia, sword and sorcery, folklore, urban   fantasy, magic, and mythic adventure)

Submissions will be accepted according to the rules and regulations, and judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative. We welcome submissions that step outside the boundaries of reality and inspire a sense of wonder.     


* Films that exceed 15 minutes may still be considered for the festival, but will not be eligible for awards.


JURY FOR YOUTH FILMS

A jury comprised of MoPOP’s Youth Advisory Board, MoPOP staff, and SIFF will choose the best films which will then be screened at SFFSFF 2019 alongside the other films in the festival and the top three films will win a number of special prices. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style, and narrative. 


IMPORTANT DATES

Nov 9, 2018 Youth Call For Entries Opens 

Dec 31, 2018  Youth Call For Entries Closes 

Jan 18, 2019  Notification of acceptance 

Feb 8, 2019  Film prints due 

March 2019 Festival (exact date TBA) 


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.




Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival