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Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival

A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction and fantasy films from around the globe.

A not-to-be missed annual juried festival showcasing animated and live-action science fiction, fantasy, and horror-tinged short films from around the globe.

EMP Museum in partnership with SIFF presented the tenth annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival this year. This celebration of artistic excellence brings together cinema enthusiasts, filmmakers, and artists for a showcase of illuminating and unconventional films.

Admitted films are judged by a nationally recognized jury comprised of luminaries in the fields of science fiction, fantasy, and horror. The festival brings together industry professionals and genre experts to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction, fantasy, and horror cinematic arts.

CALL FOR ENTRIES

Call for entries for the 11th annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival will open in June 2015. Check back here for updates.

Caldera

2015 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Grand Prize: Caldera (dir. Evan Viera)

Gumdrop

2015 Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Visual Effects: Gumdrop (dir. Kerry Conran and Stephen Lawes)


About the Festival

Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival brings together industry professionals in both filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The film festival is co-presented by EMP Museum and SIFF. For more detailed information, download the Rules + Regulations (PDF) and Info Sheet (PDF).

Date + Location

  • 2016 date and location TBA

Jury

A nationally recognized panel of distinguished film, television, and literary industry professionals, genre experts, and critics will review the top selected films in competition during the festival to determine the winners.

Awards

Films presented in the science fiction and fantasy film screening sessions are eligible for Grand Prize, Second Place, Third Place, Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Special Effects, and Audience Favorite.

Films presented in the horror film screening session are eligible for Grand Prize, Second Place, and Audience Favorite.

Mission + Objective

The Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival promotes and encourages an awareness, appreciation, and understanding of the art of science fiction, fantasy, and horror cinema. Its mission is to provide a venue for filmmakers to share visionary, boundless, idea-driven cinematic art by creating a forum for creative artistry in these genres, and to recognize the most outstanding short films produced.

Questions?

Contact EMP Museum at FilmFest@EMPmuseum.org.

EMP would like to thank the following organizations for their generous support of Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival:

Cinerama  ArtsfundNorwescon

 

Official Hotel Partner:

Hotel Max