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Submissions: 2017 Children's Film Festival Seattle

Submission deadline has passed: October 7, 2016

The Children's Film Festival Seattle is now accepting submissions for the 2017 festival.

The 12th annual Children's Film Festival Seattle dates are Jan. 26 - Feb. 11.

The submission deadline is Oct. 7, 2016. Filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit films earlier.

The 2017 festival submission forms are available here.

Rules and regulations are available here.


Cue Northwest Music Residency

Northwest Film Forum and Brick Lane Records are pleased to announce the Cue Northwest Music Residency. One Northwest band or musician will be selected to develop a Puget Soundtrack (live score) for The Holy Mountain, to be performed at Northwest Film Forum in 2017. The selected band will receive $2,000, access to professional mentors, rehearsal time at the Film Forum, and a recording of the performance.
The streaming submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges: Sharlese Metcalf (KEXP/False Prophet/DJ), Erik Blood (musician/producer), Kelton Sears (Seattle Weekly music editor), and Susan Maughlin Wood (Seattle Composers Alliance).
To submit: email your streaming link (Bandcamp or Soundcloud preferred) to If you prefer to submit physical media, email

The call for links has passed as of September 2nd, 2016!

The judges will review the music submitted and select candidates for a second round of submissions. In this round, the smaller pool of applicants will be asked to score two short scenes from the film (one to be selected by the Cue Northwest team, another by the musician). The judges will review the score submissions and make a final selection for the residency. The winning musician will have a minimum of six months to develop the score, and will perform it at Northwest Film Forum in 2017.
Puget Soundtrack is a series of live score commissions presented by Northwest Film Forum. Past editions have been performed by: Kingdom of the Holy Sun, Vox Mod, Cabana, Cock & Swan, Newaxeyes, Tim Held and Dave West, Ahamefule Oluo, Madeleine Cocolas, Lori Goldston, Ecstatic Cosmic Union, Erin Jorgensen, Lazer Kitty and Fungal Abyss.