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Seattle University Film Festival

  • Congratulations, SUFF 2013 Winners!

    • 1st Place: Kithkin: Fallen Giants (Ben Anderson)
      $500 prize and entry into STIFF
    • 2nd Place: Level 4 (Lael Rogers)
      $250 prize.
    • 3rd Place: History is Preservation (Samantha Ladwig & Lars Berg Andersen)
      $100 prize.
    • Audience Choice: Ender (Calvin Nemeth)

    Stay tuned for SUFF 2014

    Expect awesome prizes and surprise special guests, with a reception in the Pigott Atrium following the screening. Stay tuned for SUFF 2014 submission dates, screening and more!

    Learn how to make a film (from start-to-finish)

    Seattle University Film Festival is committed to the development of a film making culture and thoughtful film appreciation in the Seattle University community. Through classes, film showings, and partnerships, we seek to support film making at Seattle University. SUFF is an opportunity to create an original five-minute film. Your film submission will be considered for a campus wide screening and prizes!

    Resources for Filmmakers
    Interested in making a film, but not sure where to start? Visit the Media Production Center (MPC) in the Lemieux Library! As partners with SUFF, the MPC provides training, equipment rentals, and space for editing and testing video. We encourage you to visit our website or swing by our office on the first floor of the Lemieux Library and McGoldrick Learning Commons. You may also Contact Jamie Peterson, Manager of the Media Production Center, at petersoj@seattleu.edu.

    Film submission requirements

    By submitting your film to SUFF, you hereby agree to the following conditions:

    • All films must be a new and original work created within the last calendar year and less than 5 minutes in duration. Submitted work may not contain copyrighted material including but not limited to: music, images, or words. Filmmakers must ensure their work is free of copyrighted material.
    • All films submitted must be crewed by current Seattle University students. Actors and interview subjects may be from outside the SU community.
    • Films must include a title and credits.
    • Films created as part of SU coursework are acceptable.
    • Films may not feature nudity, on screen sex acts, on screen drug use, or extreme uses of profanity.
    • Films must be submitted as digital file (Quicktime .mov format) to the Media Production Center by the published deadline. We do not accept VHS tapes, mini DV tapes, DVD's, mpegs, avis, or other formats. If you need help converting your film, drop by the Media Production Center on the first floor of the Library.
    • Films not conforming to these standards risk not being screened for judging, or discarded out of hand.
    • One submission per producer, although students may serve as support crew on multiple films.
    • Please note, film submission does not guarantee screening. SUFF reserves the right to withhold screening or to deny submission for any reason and at any time.
    • Submitted film files become the property of SUFF. You retain ownership of the copyright to your work, but you, the filmmaker, grant an unlimited, royalty free, license to SUFF, its entities and affiliates, to use all submitted content at its discretion (this includes but is not limited to posting your film to YouTube and Vimeo, using your film or portions thereof in future SUFF promotions, creating SUFF compilations, etc.).

    Submit your SUFF 2014 Application Form

    All films must be submitted by published SUFF 2014 submission date.

    The SUFF Application Form must be submitted prior to submitting your film in .mov format. Please note that you must physically submit your film in .mov form to the Seattle University Media Production Center. No tapes or DVDs will be accepted.

    There is no submission fee. All films are handled equitably regardless of submission date. No late films will be accepted after the published SUFF 2014 deadline.

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    Stay up to date with the SUFF Facebook page, available at:
    www.facebook.com/sufilmfest