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 47th annual Seattle International Film Festival will be held virtually April 8 - 18, 2021.


(Film is 31 minutes or more)
Jan 8 $70
Shorts & Episodics
(Film is 30 minutes or less)
Jan 8 $50
FutureWave Shorts
(filmmakers 18 and under)
Jan 8 $20

Submissions must be uploaded by January 8, 2021. No exceptions. 
SIFF 2021 Submissions FAQ Sheet


Questions about the submissions process? Download the SIFF 2021 Submissions FAQ Sheet via the link below:

Download FAQ

Additional questions? Email entries@siff.net.

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