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Submissions: 2017 Children's Film Festival Seattle

Submission Deadline: October 7, 2016

The Children's Film Festival Seattle is now accepting submissions for the 2017 festival.

The 12th annual Children's Film Festival Seattle dates are Jan. 26 - Feb. 11.

The submission deadline is Oct. 7, 2016. Filmmakers are strongly encouraged to submit films earlier.

The 2017 festival submission forms are available here.

Rules and regulations are available here.


Cue Northwest Music Residency

Northwest Film Forum and Brick Lane Records are pleased to announce the Cue Northwest Music Residency. One Northwest band or musician will be selected to develop a Puget Soundtrack (live score) for The Holy Mountain, to be performed at Northwest Film Forum in 2017. The selected band will receive $2,000, access to professional mentors, rehearsal time at the Film Forum, and a recording of the performance.
The streaming submissions will be reviewed by a panel of judges: Sharlese Metcalf (KEXP/False Prophet/DJ), Erik Blood (musician/producer), Kelton Sears (Seattle Weekly music editor), and Susan Maughlin Wood (Seattle Composers Alliance).
To submit: email your streaming link (Bandcamp or Soundcloud preferred) to [email protected]. If you prefer to submit physical media, email [email protected].
The call for links closes September 2nd!
The judges will review the music submitted and select candidates for a second round of submissions. In this round, the smaller pool of applicants will be asked to score two short scenes from the film (one to be selected by the Cue Northwest team, another by the musician). The judges will review the score submissions and make a final selection for the residency. The winning musician will have a minimum of six months to develop the score, and will perform it at Northwest Film Forum in 2017.
Puget Soundtrack is a series of live score commissions presented by Northwest Film Forum. Past editions have been performed by: Kingdom of the Holy Sun, Vox Mod, Cabana, Cock & Swan, Newaxeyes, Tim Held and Dave West, Ahamefule Oluo, Madeleine Cocolas, Lori Goldston, Ecstatic Cosmic Union, Erin Jorgensen, Lazer Kitty and Fungal Abyss.



V2 Dance + Film Residency

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The V2 Dance + Film Residency is offered by Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center to two artistic teams selected through a Dance Film Challenge.

Send us a 2-minute dance film reflecting the Capitol Hill neighborhood and the crossroads that Capitol Hill artists, communities and residents are facing in this period of rapid development and change.


Selected teams will be given a one-month residency in the loading dock area of V2 Collaborative Art Space, and an equipment and editing suite grant from NWFF.

Residency I: September 5th – October 5th
Residency II: October 5th – November 5th

Both completed projects will premiere as a part of Velocity Dance Center’s Next Dance Cinema 2016, on December 5th.

Exact days/times of the residency will be determined based on artist and venue schedule and availability.


Submissions for the Dance Film Challenge are open and will close August 1st at midnight.

Please send your 2-minute submissions as a Vimeo, YouTube or Google Drive link, with any relevant password information to Paul Siple, NWFF Programs Assistant,­­­ [email protected]


Submitted films will be screened at the Dance Film Challenge on September 29th as a part of Northwest Film Forum’s Local Sightings 2016. However, the artistic teams awarded residencies will be selected in two different ways.

Residency I: September 5th – October 5th
Awarded to one artistic team selected by Tonya Lockyer, Artistic Director of Velocity Dance Center and Courtney Sheehan, Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum.

Residency II: October 5th – November 5th
Awarded to one artistic team selected by audience choice at the Dance Film Challenge screening.

The Dance Film Challenge and V2 Film Residency is a partnership between Northwest Film Forum and Velocity Dance Center, in collaboration with V2, an initiative of the Capitol Hill Art District managed by Velocity Dance Center.

QUESTIONS? Contact Erin Johnson, Velocity Programming Coordinator, [email protected]