In the Spotlight: STIFF

By admin, November 26, 2014

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In the Spotlight, Withoutabox
Seattle, Washington - USA
May 1 to 9, 2015


Dear Filmmaker,

In the Spotlight today is the 11th Annual Seattle Transmedia & Independent Film Festival (STIFF), embracing the evolution of film and welcoming a new digital age of storytelling the festival also encourages submissions of video games, digital comics, and other new media. STIFF creates a unique visual experience for fest attendees and seeks artists and storytellers that are pushing the boundaries of their medium and will create a memorable experience for Seattle's alternative audience. 

A champion for documentary filmmakers the festival encourages films that challenge and shatter perceptions - audiences each year leave with a compelling call to action and new insight of some of the most captivating issues. Other categories include Student Short, Experimental, Animated Short, Interactive In-App Storytelling, Fan Projects and many more - competing filmmakers have a shot at $3,000+ USD in cash and prizes. Runtime doesn't influence the STIFF selection and programming process, as the festival is guided by a filmmaker-first philosophy that allows every story the space and time it deserves. 

In 2013 director Jeremy Berg won the STIFF Audience Award with his horror flick The Invoking and ultimately picked up distribution from Ruthless Pictures. The more than 130 screenings aside, the festival celebrates in raucous style, jamming along to alternative music, after-hours parties, and lavish galas for distribution of the coveted "STIFFY" Award. Guest passes are offered to all filmmakers who submit to STIFF, not just to those whose work is selected.

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December 1, 2014 - Late Deadline

STIFF is dedicated to the exhibition of independent, underground, experimental, and low budget films. The festival endeavors to provide cultural exchange and educational opportunities by providing an exciting place for networking between local filmmakers, visiting filmmakers, and the public.

Indiewire praises the irreverent nature of the fest, "STIFF is more than a simple affront to the establishment and proves it has solidified a more complicated identity." The nine day showcase is hosted at multiple iconic and artist inspiring venues across Seattle. Weaving through the city to catch the best in new media, filmmakers and audiences become engrossed in the visual experience reaching new levels of fascination and develop relationships beyond the festival. 

A unique celebration of art, culture, vision, and intoxicating depravity, STIFF has everything anyone could want from a film festival -- and maybe even a little bit more.Submit your film today!


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