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 as a program during annual Seattle International Film Festival. 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 49th Seattle International Film Festival will run in-person May 11–21, and virtually May 22–28.


FutureWave Shorts
(Filmmakers 18 and under)
Jan 27 - $30

FutureWave submissions must be uploaded by January 27, 2023. No exceptions.


Questions about the submissions process? Download the SIFF 2023 Submissions FAQ Sheet.

Additional questions? Email entries@siff.net.