Thursday, June 10, 2010

EMP|SFM’s Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Now Accepting Entries

SEATTLE— Science fiction and fantasy cinema filmmakers can now submit their films for Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum’s (EMP|SFM) 2011 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF). The 6th annual festival will screen 20 films at the renowned Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington in early 2011.

EMP|SFM, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. The festival will accept original entries created no earlier than January 2006. The festival will accept animated or live-action submissions in science fiction (examples: futuristic stories, space adventure, technological speculation, social experiments, utopia and dystopia) and fantasy (examples: sword and sorcery, folklore, urban fantasy, magic, mythic adventure). The festival will not accept horror submissions.


SFFSFF will bring together industry professionals to judge the top films in the festival. Judges from past festivals include Chris Weitz, Howard McCain, Daniel Myrick and Marc Scott Zickree. The jury will award Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place and the Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Special Effects. The audience will determine the Audience Favorite award during the festival.


Submission deadlines are June 30 (early deadline), Aug. 15 (final deadline) and Sept. 15 (late deadline). Entry fees vary from $15 to $60, depending on submission date. All submissions are processed through


For additional rules and regulations, visit



Experience Music Project|Science Fiction Museum (EMP|SFM) is dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in popular music and the thought-provoking ideas and experiences of science fiction.


Since EMP opened in 2000 and SFM in 2004, EMP|SFM has welcomed more than 5 million visitors through its doors. From its museum planning stages in 1998 through 2009, EMP|SFM has been a key economic driver among Seattle nonprofit arts and culture organizations, with combined EMP|SFM institutional expenditures and EMP|SFM audience-member spending resulting in $651 million dollars of local economic impact. EMP|SFM is housed in a 140,000 square foot Frank O. Gehry-designed building. This spectacular, prominently visible structure has the presence of a monumental sculpture set amid the backdrop of the Seattle Center.

Winter hours through May 27, 2010, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer hours May 28-September 6, 2010, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

$15 for adults; $12 for youth (ages 5-17), students, military and seniors; free for members and children under 5

325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109
206-770-2700, main line
206-770-2702, box office
1-877-EMP-SFM1, toll-free

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