Interstitial Theatre is seeking submissions of Experimental Film and Video for Seattle's True Independent Film Festival (STIFF).

Deadline: January 3, 2014

image of Kate Ryan's video art installed at Interstitial Theatre (Nov-Dec, 2013)


Limitations: Max. duration 11min
Cost: FREE for WA State Artists with promo code INDIEWASH!

Seattle's True Independent Film Festival is held at multiple venues in the University District of Seattle. It is a celebration of off-beat independent film from around the world with a focus on NW Filmmakers. The festival is a 9 day event of film screenings, parties, filmmaker panels and networking.
STIFF was started by a group of local filmmakers as a way to showcase off-beat independent films that are typically ignored by traditional "independent" film channels in the city.
Interstitial Theatre joins forces with STIFF this year to jury the Experimental Film category of STIFF 2014. Seeing this as a curatorial process that provides the opportunity to highlight filmmakers and artists from around the world who are innovating within the context of contemporary film.
STIFF 2014
Submissions received by January 3, 2014 will be considered for inclusion in STIFF 2014. STIFF 2014 is scheduled for May 2 - 10, 2014 at multiple venues in the University District of Seattle. More detailed schedule will be available at a future date.
A total of $3000 will be awarded to filmmakers and artists as part of STIFF 2014. Awards typically range in monetary value from $100-$1000 each. One film/video will be chosen as Best Experimental Film, and will be awarded a cash prize of $100.
At STIFF Experimental Films are limited to a maximum length of 11 minutes each and will be presented once on the silver screen as part of a larger (typically 90min long) reel. Each film will have text that appears before it communicating to the audience the title of the film and the filmmaker's name.
If you are interested in sponsoring Interstitial Theatre or the Experimental Film category at STIFF 2014, please contact Kira Burge, Director of Interstitial Theatre.