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 48th Seattle International Film Festival will be a hybrid experience April 14–24, 2022.


(Film is 31 minutes or more)
Dec 4 - $70 Jan 7 - $90
Shorts & Episodics
(Film is 30 minutes or less)
Dec 4 - $50 Jan 7 - $70
FutureWave Shorts
(filmmakers 18 and under)
N/A Jan 14 - $30

FutureWave submissions must be uploaded by January 14, 2022. No exceptions.


Questions about the submissions process? Download the SIFF 2022 Submissions FAQ Sheet.

Additional questions? Email entries@siff.net.

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