Established in 2015, Burien Film Festival is a three-day annual short film festival in Burien, Washington. The film festival was founded to celebrate local and international short film arts, and to shine a spotlight on Burien.

Burien Film Festival hosts an International Film Crawl. Four venues featuring the best international short films curated by arts writer T.S. Flock, writer for, and co-founder of, Vanguard Seattle.

BFF runs ancillary programs throughout the year.

* International Short Film Festival - Eight Best Of categories will be shown in our Virtual Film Festival , and, if this year allows, 28 short films to be shown in our International Film Crawl curated by T.S. Flock, arts writer for Vanguard Seattle. Five venues screen five curated film collections. Best Film, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Actor, Best Lighting, Best Sound, Best Screenplay, and Best Art Direction will be awarded (laurel).

* Hyperlocal Burien 4 - 7 min. Short Film Festival awards the top three films with cash awards.
1st - $500
2nd - $250
3rd - $100 .

International Short Film Contest - 15 minutes maximum.

Hyperlocal Burien 5 - 7 Min. Short Film Contest - 4 - 7 minutes maximum. Entry must follow the stated guidelines for content to qualify.

Overall Rating
  • Very proud to have for the 3rd time a short film I directed on this festival. Thanks for all and on to the fourth!

    October 2021
  • Evan Kubena

    Super happy to be a part of a local festival and win first place! Thanks so much BFF :)

    October 2020
  • Brendan Hickey

    I believe we won best comedy here and It's always amazing to screen work at a local festival. Can;t wait to submit in the future.

    February 2020
    Response from festival:

    Thank you, Brendan! We can't wait to see another film from you!

  • Javid Farahani

    I’m honored to be announced that my short film “Under the Blade” got accepted in such a good festival.

    Thank you very much
    Javid Farahani
    The producer and director of the short film “Under the Blade”

    October 2019
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for submitting your film, Javid!

  • Giorgi Tkemaladze

    thanks a lot of this festival very nice

    August 2017
    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your participation, George!