Science Fiction & Fantasy Short Film Festival
EMP|SFM in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival Group (SIFF), announce the launch of the fourth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival.
SUBMISSIONS: From June 1 through September 15, 2008, the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival will accept short film submissions, up to 15 minutes in length, that have been produced after 2004 for entry into the competition. Multiple submissions will be accepted according to the rules and regulations. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative.
The Festival will accept animated or live-action submissions in science fiction (examples: space adventure, technological speculation, social experiments, futuristic stories, utopia and dystopia) and fantasy (examples: swords and sorcery, folklore, urban legends, magic, mythic adventure). The Festival will not accept horror submissions.
Submissions are accepted through Withoutabox
JURY: A nationally recognized panel of distinguished film, television, literature, and science fiction industry professionals, peers and film critics will review qualifying submissions. A jury, which includes science fiction notables and award-winning film professionals, will view the top selected films in competition during the festival to determine the winners.
The chosen entries will be screened in competition during the festival, which will take place on January 31 OR February 7 (exact date TBA), 2009, at the Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Wash. Prizes, to be announced, will be listed at empsfm.org.
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.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The fourth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film festival, to be presented in Seattle, Wash. February 7, 2009, brings together industry professionals in both filmmaking and the genre of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The film festival is co-sponsored by Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame and the Seattle International Film Festival Group (SIFF).