Sunday, July 3, 2011

Science Fiction and Fantasy Short Film Festival Call for Entries

Tomorrow, Thursday, June 30th, is the deadline for early admission!
Entries postmarked by tomorrow receive a discount on your submission!

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

SEATTLE— EMP Museum is now accepting entries for the 2012 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF).  The seventh-annual festival will screen 20 films at the renowned historic Cinerama Theatre in Seattle, Washington in early 2012.

EMP, in partnership with the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), is encouraging original and creative science fiction and fantasy film submissions 15 minutes or shorter in length for the festival. 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. To qualify, films must have been completed after January 2007.

Deadlines & Fees:  June 30, 2011 (early) - $20
          August 15, 2011 (final) - $30
          September 15, 2011 (late) - $50
Submissions:  All submissions are processed through Without a Box –   

SFFSFF will bring together science fiction professionals in film, television, and literature to judge the top films in the festival. 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.

For additional rules and regulations, visit


About the Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival
The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival promotes and encourages an awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of science fiction and fantasy cinema. Its mandate is to create a forum for creative artistry in science fiction and fantasy film and recognize the most outstanding short films produced.

ABOUT EMP | Museum of Music + Sci-Fi + Pop Culture
EMP is a non-profit organization dedicated to the exploration of creativity and innovation in music, science fiction, and popular culture. EMP combines interpretative, interactive exhibitions with state-of-the-art technologies, and educational programming to offer visitors of all ages a first-hand, multi-dimensional experience of the creative and artistic process.

EMP 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.

Summer hours May 27, 2011 - September 5, 2011, 10:00 a.m.- 7:00 p.m.

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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