LAKE STEVENS FILM FESTIVAL brings films and makers from the Pacific Northwest together for a one day screening & networking event hosted in the city’s historic downtown.

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.

The festival takes place October 8th, 2022 and will screen up to 30 films, each at a max runtime of 25 minutes.

Jurors will be announced as they are confirmed.

Surreal workplace drama and indie darling "ALL SORTS" (SIFF, Raindance) will be screening at LSFF, with Producer Laura Reich and leads Greena Park and Eli Vargas joining us from LA for this made-in-WA film.


A Cocktail Reception (21+) will be hosted at the lakefront residence of Steve and Dru Miller, (D. Ellen Miller Productions) on October 7th, 2022, from 5-7PM. Space is limited, please confirm your attendance via RSVP. Come sip a cocktail and meet your fellow PNW filmmakers!

All accepted films will receive an Official Selection Laurel.

Cash prizes and laurels will be awarded for jury selection of the following:

Best Student Film $500 cash prize presented by Lake Stevens Arts & Parks Foundation
Best Music Video $500 cash prize presented by Lake Stevens Ace Hardware
Best Short - $500 cash prize presented by Snapline Design

The audience will cast a vote for their favorite film screened at the festival, our Audience Choice Award with accompanying laurel.

LSFF reserves the right to revise these awards and categories prior to event.

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 a cumulative 10 years or more.

"Student" is defined by LSFF as age 21 and under by project completion date.

All films must be produced within 3 years of Event Date--October 8th, 2022.

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.

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