Washington Filmworks (WF) has been working to build a comprehensive statewide list of film festivals and competitions and Washington has many to choose from each year. So whether you’re a filmmaker looking for the perfect audience, or a lover of cinema on the hunt for something special, we promise there’s a festival in the state that fits the bill. Here are several happening this spring thru the end of summer.
- Northwest College Film Festival starts April 19 in Shoreline, WA
- National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) starts April 24 in Seattle, WA
- Langston Hughes African American Film Festival starts April 26 in Seattle, WA
- Seattle True Independent Film Festival (STIFF) starts May 2 in Seattle, WA
- Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival starts May 8 in Seattle, WA
- Rainier Independent Film Festival (RIFF) starts May 9 in Ashford, WA
- Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) starts May 15 Seattle, WA
- Film Festival in Honor of the 50th Anniversary of the Older Americans Act starts May 6 in Seattle, WA
- Sixty Second Film Festival starts May 17 in Vashon, WA
- 48 Hour Film Project: Seattle starts July 2014 in Seattle, WA (exact dates TBA)
- Tumbleweed Film Festival (TwFF) starts July 31 in Oroville, WA
- Destiny City Film Festival starts July 31 in Tacoma, WA
- Columbia Gorge International Film Festival (CGIFF) starts August 1 in Washougal, WA
- 1 Reel Film Festival (Bumbershoot) starts August 30 in Seattle, WA
WF maintains a comprehensive Washington State Film Festival Schedule in the Resource Downloads area of our website. Help us build a better resource. If you know of festivals or filmmaking competitions not included or have a correction please contact Jessie Wilson, WF Programs & Communications Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-264-0667.