MAKE BELIEVE SEATTLE: A GENRE FILM FESTIVAL is a film festival located in the Capitol Hill section of Seattle, dedicated to shining a light on the best in horror, science fiction, fantasy, animation, and everything else we can couch under that blanket 'genre'. There are few areas of the country more steeped in the fantastical than Seattle, and with MBSFF we hope to shine a dark light on that energy that courses through the PNW's veins.

If you wish to submit after the deadline, email and we may be able to provide you with a waiver code.

JURIED AWARDS ($500 prize)
Best Feature - given to the best narrative or documentary feature
Best Short - given to the best narrative or documentary short
Best Mid-Length - given to the best mid-length film
Mindbreaker - given to the film that best breaks the brain

Best Feature
Best Short

1. All submitted films must meet the criteria of a 'genre' film; if it does not, it will not be considered, and the entry fee will not be refunded;
2. By submitting to MBSFF, you are agreeing that, if your film is chosen, you will not receive a screening fee, but may have your travel costs covered;
3. All submitted films must have been completed no earlier than 1/1/2022;
4. If a rough cut is submitted for review and your film is accepted to the festival, you must inform us of any major changes made to the film before an exhibition copy is received;
5. We will require you to submit your film with captions, or work with our festival team to create captions for your film for exhibition.