Call for Entries

[page updated June 2014]

Call for Submissions: Local Sightings Film Festival 2014

Film Submission Deadline: July 11, 2014 

Local people. Local stories. Local lives. Local films. Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings Film Festival is made by the people and for the people of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

From the sea to the mountains and all that lies between, we seek excellent new films, made by local film artists, and screen them every September/October in Seattle.

We are now accepting films for the 17th annual festival, Local Sightings 2014! Eligible films are those finished within the last 18 months and made by filmmakers living in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana, British Columbia, and the Yukon Territories).

We screen shorts, documentaries, narratives, experimental films and music videos at our annual festival. If your film is selected for to screen at the festival, you not only get the opportunity to show your work in Seattle during our week-long film extravaganza, but also have a chance to win juried prizes, network with industry professionals and attend one of the Northwest’s best festivals for showcasing local film. We look forward to seeing your work! 

Please submit your film to Local Sightings on WuFoo, here >

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Call for Submissions: Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015
Film Submission Deadline: October 1, 2014 


Northwest Film Forum’s Children's Film Festival Seattle is the largest and most respected film festival on the West Coast dedicated to children and their families. Each year, we select more than 130 international children’s films from 32+ countries, reaching more than 10,000 people during festival screenings in Seattle and a subsequent festival tour of 15-20 U.S. cities.

We are now accepting films for the 10th annual festival! Eligible films are those suitable for children ages 13 and under and completed between 2012 - 2014. All entries whose original language is not English must be subtitled or dubbed in English. Please read our complete information and regulations, available for download here. We look forward to seeing your work!

Please submit your film to Children's Film Festival Seattle 2015 on WuFoo, here >