Deaf Spotlight is excited to host the 2nd Seattle Deaf Film Festival (SDFF) in Seattle, WA from April 4-6, 2014 at the Northwest Film Forum. We believe in cultivating a vibrant community of emerging and experienced Deaf filmmakers, actors, and producers; and welcome any film makers from the Deaf community to participate. The event will take place at Northwest Film Forum. During this three-day festival, you will have opportunities to see various short and feature films by members of your own community!
Short and Feature films within the following five genres: Documentary, Drama, Animation, Thriller/Action or Comedy/Musical are accepted for possible consideration. All films must be subtitled in English. Please complete the official entry form for each film submitted.
Seattle Deaf Film Festival prefers online entries submitted via Withoutabox.com, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today!
When submitting online, please select “English” as the language if the primary language of the film is American English or ASL. Select “OTHER” if the film is in any other language.
If the option to submit the film digitally isn’t chosen, please postmark your entries to us in DVD format by the mailing deadline. Please note that Region – free DVDs (NTSC) are preferred for prescreening. purposes. Please do NOT send Blu-Ray discs. Please write your name, email address, film title, length, and year on the DVD disc. No paper or affixed labels, please.
If postmarking physical media (DVDs) for submission review after submitting forms online, be sure to include the tracking ID provided by the online form with the media (DVD) so we can find the appropriate submission online.
Selected Films: The festival program will be announced mid-January 2014. All submitting filmmakers will be notified by email at end of December 2013. (Please notify us of any changes through email).
If you have any questions, please contact us!
We look forward to seeing your film submissions. Good luck!