Terms & Rules

1) Short films: maximum 40 minutes. Feature films: 61 + minutes.

2) One film can be entered in multiple categories to increase chances of winning.

3) All Non-English films must be subtitled in English.

4) We never publicly share screenings, all screenings are viewed privately. Only our judges will see your movie.

5) Submitter grant the festival the right to show short highlights of their projects thtough its social media

6) Entry fees are non-refundable.

7) The decision of jury members will be final and accepted by all no inquiries or arguments will be entertained. The organizers reserve the right not to award any or all of the prizes.

8) The applicant agrees to have read and accepted the rules & regulations for participation in the festival. The applicant confirms that they have the requisite authority or has obtained the requisite authority from the producer/right holder to enter this film in the festival.

9) We can withdraw at any time the selection or the award if these rules are not respected.

10) We generally do not grant waivers.


Categories & Prize

△ Semi-Finalist – Films nominated in each category will be contacted on the notification date, and can use our digital laurel. Semi-Finalist filmmakers are more than welcome to join the live event, although only the winner films will be screened.

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Seattle Filmmaker Awards is a seasonal online film festival celebrating short and feature films. It aims to be one of North America’s leading film festivals for international filmmakers.
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