The Science Fiction Fantasy Short Film Festival (SFFSFF), is an international genre film festival devoted to fantasy and science fiction cinema from across the globe. The SFFSFF takes place annually every winter in Seattle, Washington at the world renowned Seattle_Cinerama Theater. The festival brings together industry professionals in filmmaking and the genres of science fiction and fantasy to encourage and support new, creative additions to science fiction and fantasy cinema arts. The (SFFSFF) is a co-production of the EMP_SFM & SIFF.
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Official program guide for the 5th Annual Science Fiction + Fantasy Short Film Festival.
Originally, the festival when it was announced in 2005 was named the Science Fiction Short Film Festival.
The word and subject field of Fantasy was added later for the 2009 edition. SFFSFF’s mission is to promote and encourage awareness, appreciation and understanding of the art of science fiction & fantasy cinema. eattle robust art scene and strong film culture offers opportunities for creative filmmakers to tell stories within the framework of science fiction, and fosters a connection between filmmakers, directors, producers, writers and audiences, said Therese Littleton, EMP/SFM spokesperson. his is a great event to recognize achievement and innovation in science fiction filmmaking and storytelling disciplines and EMP/SFM is very proud to be a part of it. Submissions will be judged based on originality, quality, artistic merit, innovation, voice, style and narrative. A nationally recognized panel of distinguished film, television, literature, and science fiction industry professionals, peers and film critics has reviewed qualifying submissions each year of the festival to select the winners.
The first Science Fiction Short Film Festival was held February 4th, 2006 at the Seattle_Cinerama Theater in Seattle, Washington. Twenty original short films were showcased in competition to win a development pitch with the SCI_FI Channel. Thirteen of the twenty directors were able to attend the festival; two traveling to Seattle from as far away as Israel and Ireland.
Short films presented
They’re Made Out of Meat
Red Planet Blues
Cost of Living
Circus of Infinity
Cost of Living
The Grandfather Paradox
La Vie d’un Chien (The Life of a Dog)
A Piece of Wood
Into the Maelstrom
Welcome to Eden
The Hard Ages-Trial Run
Grand Prize: They’re Made Out of Meat (Ireland), Director: Stephen O’Regan
Second Place: Red Planet Blues (USA), Director: David H. Brooks
Third Place: Microgravity (USA), Director: David Sanders
Honorable Mention: Cost of Living (Canada), Director: Jonathan Joffe
Honorable Mention: Circus of Infinity (USA), Director: Sue Corcoran
Honorable Mention: Heartbeat(Israel), Director: Omri Bar-Levy
Audience Favorite: Cost of Living (Canada), Director: Jonathan Joffe
Douglas Trumbull Award for Best Special Effects: Microgravity (USA), Director: by David Sanders