We’re excited to announce the launch of the call for entries for the twelfth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF), a partnership between EMP Museum and the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF)! We’d love for you to submit!

From July 1st through September 30th, 2016 the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival will accept short film submissions that meet the following requirements:

  • Up to 15 minutes in length

  • Produced after 2012

  • Animated or live-action

  • Science fiction or fantasy (examples: futuristic stories, space adventure, technological speculation, social experiments, utopia and dystopia, sword and sorcery, folklore, urban fantasy, magic, and mythic adventure)

*Films that exceed 15 minutes may still be considered for the festival, but will not be eligible for awards.

Visit sffsff.submittable.com to submit your film, and empmuseum.org/filmfestival for more information, including the Rules & Regulations. We welcome submissions that step outside the boundaries of reality and inspire a sense of wonder.

Wildly popular, SFFSFF has sold out the renowned Seattle Cinerama for the last eight years in a row, packing the house with enthusiastic fans from the region’s sci-fi, fantasy, and film communities. Selected films are presented on Cinerama’s massive 70-foot screen, and the theater features a new state-of-the-art sound system and digital projection.

SFFSFF films make waves around the world. Featured films have received national distribution and sparked the interest of a vast network of film fans. Plus, all films screen for a jury of luminaries in the fields of science fiction and fantasy film, television, and literature. Previous Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival films have been nominated for Academy Awards, featured in museum exhibitions, presented at festivals around the world, and received international awards and accolades.

We’re looking forward to watching this year’s exceptional science fiction and fantasy submissions!