FutureWave Shorts Competition

This program of new films created by filmmakers younger than 18 years old celebrates international talent who are exploring the creative possibilities of the art form.

FutureWave Shorts Competition

SIFF presents FutureWave Shorts during Seattle International Film Festival's ShortsFest Weekend. These inspiring original short films, created by youth aged 18 and under,  represent some of the best short filmmaking from around the world. The Wavemaker Award for Excellence in Youth Filmmaking will be presented to a film chosen in recognition of its artistic and technical achievement.

The 46th annual Seattle International Film Festival will be held May 14 - June 7, 2020.

Submissions for the 2020 Seattle International Film Festival are now CLOSED.

The SIFF 2021 Call for Submissions will open in August 2020. Please refer to our Submissions page as we draw closer to August for more information.


Want to know more about the submissions process? Download the SIFF 2020 Submissions FAQ Sheet via the link below:

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