EMP Museum is accepting entries for the 2016 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF)! The eleventh-annual festival will screen in Seattle, Washington in early 2016.
From July 1 through September 30, EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative.
They are looking for animated or live-action submissions in science fiction (examples: futuristic stories, space adventure, technological speculation, social experiments, utopia and dystopia) and fantasy (examples: sword and sorcery, folklore, urban fantasy, magic, mythic adventure), and welcome submissions that step outside the boundaries of reality and inspire a sense of wonder.
A nationally recognized panel of distinguished film, television, literature, and science fiction industry professionals, peers and film critics will review qualifying submissions and determine the winners.
Early Deadline: July 31, 2015
Regular Deadline: August 31, 2015
Late Deadline: September 30, 2015
AWARDS: Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Special Effects, and Audience Favorite.
FORMAT: 10 short films will screen in the first session followed by 10 short films in the second session. An awards ceremony will follows 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.