Industry

Seattle International Film Festival, the largest and most highly attended film festival in the United States, presents over 250 features/documentary films and 150 short films to an audience of more than 155,000 every year. The Festival is consistently cited as one of the best "audience festivals" in the world, and Seattle's love for film (Seattleites see more movies per capita than any other city in the nation) makes the city the most appropriate setting for new films to be seen, tested, and celebrated by everyone - fan and filmmaker alike.


Accreditation

SIFF Industry Pass
Fee $150 | $250 after May 8
Download the accreditation form here.

Seattle Filmmakers Initiative Pass
Fee $50
Download the accreditation form here.

Seattle Filmmakers Initiative Pass Plus
Fee $100
Download the accreditation form here.

Seattle Filmmakers Initiative Pass Plus Opening Night
Fee $150
Download the accreditation form here.

The SFI Pass is subject to approval and available to qualified Puget Sound filmmakers.


Getting to the Festival

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Places to Sleep

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Places to Eat

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Exploring Seattle

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SIFF is recognized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a Qualifying Festival in all short film categories. Films submitted to the Seattle International Film Festival are reviewed by a team of more than 20 film programmers. The Festival has significant sections devoted to documentaries (60 in 2014), world cinema (83 countries represented in 2014), American cinema (48 features and 34 documentaries in 2014) along with all other genres including animation, experimental, late-night, and more. The Festival also has an annual spotlight on African cinema, presenting a significant selection of films from across the African continent and diaspora.

SIFF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.


Submission Deadlines

Festival 2015 submissions have closed.