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“This Seattle Film Festival cares about selecting indie filmmakers.

Well worth the submission fee!”.

Sam Tilford - Director

Award categories for

The Seattle Film Festival 2020

  • Grand Jury Award Best Feature Film

  • Best Documentary Feature Film

  • Best Short Film

  • Best Documentary Short Film

  • Best Director Short Film

  • Best Director Documentary Feature Film

  • Best Director Feature Film

  • Best Actress in a Feature Film

  • Best Actor in a Feature Film

  • Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film

  • Best Supporting Actor in a Feature Film

  • Seattle Film Festival Outstanding Performance Award

  • Best Cinematography Short Film

  • Best Cinematography Feature Film

  • Best Original Song

  • Seattle Film Festival Filmmaker Award

2020 Deadlines

Earlybird Deadline: Jan 21 ($20)

Regular Deadline: Mar 31 ($40)

Late Deadline: Apr 24 ($60)

Extended Deadline: May 15 ($80)

The Seattle Film Festival is scheduled for

June 8- 10, 2020.

Submit your film online

Submit to the Seattle Film Festival 2020

via FilmFreeway here


Alternatively use below link to submit via FilmFreeway

The Seattle Film Festival is a FilmFreeway GOLD Member

If you have any questions regarding the competition, please email


SFF will begin accepting film entries for the 2020 Festival on

January 10,  2020.

Good luck to everyone who submitted this year!


You may submit your movie for consideration in multiple categories.

To do this, you must fill out and submit the form each time you submit to another category, stating the category you wish to submit to.

The submission fee is due for each category you submit to.

We do not accept any films finished earlier than 2016.

You must own the rights to your film, including the music and have permission of release from everyone appearing in your film.

Non-English language films will be accepted but must have English subtitles. 

Our 2020 Seattle Film Festival does not screen films online. 

It is a live festival.

Please note that, by submitting your film you agree to the following:

The Seattle Film Festival may use parts of your film for promotional purposes.


These may include trailers, scenes, still photographs etc.

Entry fees are non-refundable.

We categorically do NOT accept X-Rated  or extremist propaganda material.


All films will be screened by film industry professionals.


The semi-finalists will be personally reviewed by our festival directors.