LAKE STEVENS FILM FESTIVAL 2023 brings films and makers from the Pacific Northwest together for a two-day screening & networking event. LSFF was created in partnership with the city to cultivate an appreciation for the arts within Lake Stevens, showcasing diverse viewpoints from both established and emerging creators.
AUG 4th - Filmmaker Reception - Join us at Lakeside estate for light bites and drinks. 21+
Movie in the Park - Outdoor Screening of Marcel the Shell with Shoes on
AUG 5th - Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center (LSHS PAC)
9:30-10:30AM Children's Film Festival Seattle - Best of Fest Tour
10:45 - 11:30AM Student Showcase--the best of PNW High Schools.
12:00 - 1:30PM Shorts Vol 1 (Comedy)
2 - 3:30PM Keynote Session with Dr. Nathan Roberts and E.C Timmer
4 - 5:30 Shorts Vol 2 (Drama)
6:00-6:30 Awards Presentation
All accepted films will receive an Official Selection Laurel.
Cash prizes and laurels will be awarded for jury selection of the following:
Best PNW High School Student Film - $500
Best Drama or Comedy Short - $500
Best Documentary Short - $500
The audience will cast a vote for their favorite film screened at each block of the festival, an Audience Choice Award with accompanying laurel.
LSFF reserves the right to revise these awards and categories prior to event. (Documentary category added 5/25/2023)
Lake Stevens Film Festival screens films produced in the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia) or by filmmakers from the PNW. We define origin from PNW as someone who has lived in the PNW for at least half their life.
All films must have been completed after Jan 1st 2021.
Student Films must be completed while a student in a PNW High School.
All films must be 25 minutes or less in length.
All films must be in English or have English subtitles present.
Entry fees are nonrefundable. Limited waivers available for demographics historically lacking in on-screen representation or for alumni LSFF filmmakers.
By submitting to Lake Stevens Film Festival, you agree to the following:
-You own this film, have obtained all necessary permissions (music, collaborators, etc) and it in no way infringes on the rights of any third party.
-You grant LSFF the right to use for promotion purposes, stills, excerpts, and the trailer for your film
-Your film must be without distribution by screening date