Sunday, August 30, 2009

SFFSFF Call For Entries!

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
Call for Entries!

Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame (EMP|SFM) in partnership with Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), announce the call for submissions for the fifth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival!

From June 1 through September 15, 2009, the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF) will accept short film submissions, up to 15 minutes in length, that have been produced after 2005 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.

SFFSFF is accepting 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). The festival welcomes submissions that step outside the boundaries of reality and inspire a sense of wonder. The festival will not accept horror submissions. Submissions are accepted through Without a Box.

Festival Date: January 30, 2010
Location: Seattle, WA at the Cinerama Theatre
Deadlines: June 30 (early), August 15 (final), September 15 (late)
Entry Fees: $15-$60
Submissions: All submissions are processed through

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.

SFFSFF 2010 Jury:
A.J. Bond
Jesse Harris
Howard McCain
Daniel Myrick
Susan LaSalle
Vincent Taylor
Marc Scott Zicree

The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF) 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.

The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film festival 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 (EMP|SFM) and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF).

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