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.


FutureWave Shorts
(filmmakers 18 and under)
Oct 4
Dec 13
Feb 28

Submissions must be uploaded by these dates. No exceptions. 
SIFF 2020 Submissions FAQ Sheet

Please submit via FilmFreeway by clicking the link below:

If you are over the age of 18 and would like to submit a feature, short, or episodic film please visit our Festival Submissions page.


Questions about the submissions process? Download the SIFF 2020 Submissions FAQ Sheet via the link below:

Download FAQ

Additional questions? Email entries@siff.net.