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2023 Submissions Are Closed!

Please check back soon to submit to our 2024 festival.

The Process

The link above will take you to the festival submission page through Film Freeway.


All submitted films will be reviewed by the festival directors and jury members.


Filmmakers will be notified if their film has been chosen as an Official Selection.


Most Official Selections will be screened at the Seattle International Fashion Film Festival.


Official Festival Selections will be notified if their film is nominated for a festival award.


Nominated Films will be screened by the Official Festival Jury and considered for all applicable festival awards.

Festival Rules and Terms

Please keep the following in mind for your film(s):


  • Film(s) must have a fashion theme, major element(s), or sponsorship.


  • Films under 15 minutes are eligible for short film submission.


  • Filmmakers must own, or have legally procured, the rights to any and all material submitted.


  • Filmmakers must have access to, and be able to provide to the festival upon request, all releases for talent, music, or any other copy-written materials used in their film.


  • Filmmakers must provide the festival with a short bio of the filmmaker or film-making team.


  • Filmmakers should provide the festival with a brief back-story for their film: why, when, how, who, where.

If accepted, filmmakers agree to the following conditions:

  • Submission imagery, including film and clips, will be available for use in the festival’s promotional activities.


  • The submission will be available for further distribution through our networks and events, unless agreed upon in writing prior to the festival screening.


  • Submissions will be considered for the Seattle International Fashion Film Festival, associated, supported, and/or branded film festivals and events around the world, unless agreed upon in writing prior to the festival screening.


  • Films that have been released theatrically, broadcast on television, or screened at any number of film festivals are eligible for submission to the festival and all festival program categories.

Awards and Prizes

Award Categories Include (but are subject to change):

Best Picture

Best Director

Best Fashion Concept

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Acting Ensemble

Best Narrative

Best Production Design

Best Art Direction

Best Technical Achievement

Best Choreography

Best Cinematography


Best Editing

Best Visual Effects

Best Song

Best Score

Best Sound Design

Best Costume Design

Best Hair & Makeup

Best Documentary

Best Cosplay

Most Inspirational

Audience Choice

All winners are selected by Official Festival Jury except the Audience Choice, which is voted on by the audience during the festival.


All official jury selections and award winners will receive corresponding digital laurels for use in their publicity efforts, as well as an official certificate.

Media & Photographer Access

Media & Photographer Passes are available upon request. Pass requests can be made from our contact page. Please include your press outlet, or affiliation, with your request.

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