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 has hosted an International Film Crawl. We hope to bring it back.
BFF runs ancillary programs throughout the year.
* Hyperlocal Burien 5 - 7 min. Short Film Festival awards the top three films with cash awards.
1st - $5000
2nd - $1000
3rd - $500
Highlight at least one Burien neighborhood logo.
The theme is the Maury Island Incident.
This means any aspect of the incident known as “The Maury Island Incident”
Film makers are not limited to the content in the short film called the Maury Island Incident. Content can be from any book, news story, internet source or article with info on the Maury Island Incident.
Examples sources are the book by Kenneth Arnold called “Coming of the Saucers” or Charlette LeFevere’s book titled “Maury Island UFO Incident. Also, Scott Schaefer of the B-Town Blog and director of “The Maury Island Incident”. has offered clips from the short film to all movie contestants.
Hyperlocal Burien 5 - 7 Min. Short Film Contest - 5 - 7 minutes maximum. Entry must follow the stated guidelines for content to qualify.