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2020 SJFF Submissions open on May 15th

Submit a film through FilmFreeway (online submission platform). For additional questions about submission please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

  • Opening Date: May 15, 2019
  • Earlybird Deadline: June 30, 2019
  • Deadline: October 25, 2019
  • Late Deadline: November 15, 2019
  • Seattle Jewish Film Festival 2020 March 21-29 | April 4-5

Locals Only

If you are a local Seattle or Washington-state resident filmmaker, email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to discuss direct submission or obtaining a fee waiver code to input during your FilmFreeway submission process. Please note that once submission fees have been paid they may not be refunded.

Notification

Film contact will be notified of selection decision via email by February 1.


Formats for Festival Exhibition

  • DCP (preferably)
  • Blu-Ray

Rules and Regulations

All unsolicited submissions MUST come through FilmFreeway. Submission fees range from $15 - $40 with discounts for Gold members, students and short films.
 
Before you submit your film, please learn more about our festival and organizational mission, as it guides our curatorial consideration.

To qualify for consideration, all submissions must include a completed entry form, nonrefundable entry fee and screener.

In doing so, all applicants certify that they have the legal right to submit and exhibit the film. The applicant is hereby responsible and liable for any breach of rights or the law in the submission and exhibition process.

If you are a local Washington-state resident filmmaker, you may email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to discuss fee waiver code to input during your submission process.

Please note that once submission fees have been paid, they may not be refunded.

Viewing rights are restricted to organizational and SJFF staff, SJFF committee, and at our discretion, possible sponsors and panelists.

SJFF retains sole discretion to accept or decline submissions for any reason. Submission of a film does not guarantee exhibition in the festival. The decision of SJFF is final.

SJFF exhibits formats include DCP (preferably) and Blu-Ray.

SJFF welcomes U.S. and international entries. Foreign language films must include English subtitles.

Film contact will be notified of selection decision via email by February 1.

Selected applicants grant SJFF rights to utilize sections of their HD trailer or Film Freeway screener for festival PR/promotion, such as our trailer, and to share with the press, unless otherwise notified or delimited.

SJFF is a program of Stroum JCC, a 501C3 non-profit organization. While we recognize the funding challenges that filmmakers face, film submission revenue is part of the festival's operating budget. We do offer student and local filmmakers reduced or waived fees. Unfortunately, beyond that, we are unable to. Fee waivers are rarely granted. Student filmmakers must be currently enrolled or recently graduated, or their submission a student project, and you will be asked to submit references or documentation for verification.

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