POST ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL 2024 ended March 30th to raves reviews and so many attending filmmakers.
PAFF: a day of woman centric & eccentric short films from around the block and around the world. Stories by women for everyone.
TICKETS and line-up
Past screenings included early work of Megan Griffiths, SJ Chiro, Lynn Shelton, Robin Wright Penn, and Ana Lily Amipour.
Awards, Q&As, prizes and surprises, and a silent auction. Filmmakers attend an invitational "end of evening" reception. PAFF is sponsored by Laughing Dog Pictures and Women in Film Seattle …promoting respect for women on and off set and screen.
2024 was it's 12th Edition but PAFF has been in existence since 2004 and originated in Post Alley, Seattle, WA, USA
Post Alley Film Festival screens at SIFF Film Center which rests on the traditional homelands of the Coast Salish People. Native American filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest who identify as women receive a submission waiver to enter their films in the festival.

PS Our official PAFF website is under construction but most info resides here and you can always contact us via,, and we're on Instagram.

Best Film
Best Director
Audience Award
Other Jury Awards in variable categories + laurels. More prizes TBD

Welcome to the Post Alley (international shorts) Film Festival, a day of woman centric and eccentric short films celebrating filmmakers with creative voices.
PAFF is co-sponsored by Women in Film Seattle
Festival venue: The SIFF Film Center, 167 Republican St in Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington.
Eligibility: PAFF accepts only short films (narrative, documentary, animated, experimental, student) completed by January of two previous festival years. PAFF may accept an earlier produced film of outstanding quality or importance that typically has won festival awards and/or has achieved archival status. Screening is the curator’s discretion. (Note: by "film" we mean: film, video, digital, photographic media.)
PAFF seeks films in which women have played important creative roles, preferably as director and/or writer. Woman-oriented subject matter is encouraged but not necessary. PAFF has screened films by male co-director/writers.
Native American filmmakers of the Pacific Northwest are offered a waiver. Please contact curator for waiver code.
This is a women's festival in that we believe the other 50% of the population holds a unique and creative perspective and needs a venue.
Film Length: 1-20 minutes
• Industrial/corporate films, music videos, commercials, PSAs, and pornographic material are not accepted.
• All music and other copyrighted material used in films must be properly licensed.
• All films must be in English or subtitled in English.

Submission fees/deadlines:
Early Deadline: General entry fee: $15.00 - Women in Film members fee: $10.00
Official Deadline: (postmarked) General entry fee: $20.00 – Women in Film members fee: $10.00
Late Deadline: General entry fee: $25.00 – Women in Film members fee: $15.00
Absolute deadline: General entry fee: $30.00 and a note from your mother. WIF members: $20.00
We prefer downloadable links of high resolution.
• One submission per entry fee please.
• Print supplier is solely responsible for the cost of submission and shipment.
• Please supply return pre-paid envelope if you wish your entry returned.
• Women in Film members. Contact festival director for WIF submission code

Payment: If not using FilmFreeway or paying via PayPal, make checks payable to: Women in Film Seattle (note on your check: PAFF) and send to: Post Alley Film Festival
Att. Virginia Bogert 1506 35th Avenue, Seattle, WA , 98122, USA. Questions? Email the curator.

Submission screeners: Movies can be submitted for viewing via FilmFreeway or uploaded on VIMEO and the link (Quicktime, mov.) sent to the PAFF Curator

Note: If you provide a link and your film is accepted, PAFF requires a usable link to promote future festivals. If you send DVDs, these submission screeners will NOT be returned. Please test your two DVD preview screeners for imperfections before submitting. If you supply an external drive, please include a postage paid envelope for its return.

Final festival screening specs: Films can be projected in DVD, Blu-Ray, HD, Digital Beta, Betacam SP, 16mm, 35mm, and Full resolution QuickTime file (pro-res 422) - preferred. You may also submit your final film on a returnable thumb drive. (Please provide a stamped, self-addressed envelope).
If selected, please supply the highest quality format to screen your film. We want it to look as good as you meant it to be.
Note: The times and dates of screenings of films are at the discretion of PAFF.
Also, please state what format your film has been mastered on and on what format you will send your final screened version.

Delivery: Final Masters, send to: Curator Virginia Bogert – contact addresses below.
Notification: Check Post Alley Film Festival FilmFreeway and PAFF facebook page for dates of notifications.

• Send links to Virginia Bogert, Curator PAFF or two (2) preview DVDs if not submitting via FilmFreeway. Note: DVDs will not be returned.
• Filmmakers wanting return of their submissions if on tape or film must submit a pre-stamped self-addressed envelope. The materials will be returned after the festival.
• Foreign language films must have English subtitles.
• To be considered, PAFF must receive:
A request submitted via email and/or by mail with DVD screener, hard copy signed IF NOT submitting via our preferred submission site: FilmFreeway.
• A viable link to your film or (2) DVDs, NTSC format of your film/video.
• The required entry fee.

Please contact and visit
Mailing address:
Virginia Bogert, Curator Post Alley Film Festival (PAFF)
1506 35th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122

If you have questions about eligibility, deadlines, possible fee waivers, shipping, or anything else that you can’t Google or Bing, or on PAFF’s FAQ, contact Curator/Festival Director: 206 380-1236
"My goal as Post Alley Film Festival curator is to program with care and intelligence exceptional work by women filmmakers, provide a venue for female-centric movies, and at the same time, present a balanced lens that includes films by women, for everyone." –Virginia Bogert, PAFF Curator, WIF Seattle President Emerita | Community Liaison

Overall Rating
  • Post Alley was awesome! Thank you for great communication and for having Hangman screen this year!

    April 2024
  • Benoit Lamarche

    It was an incredible experience with an exceptionally hospitable team. Truly a fantastic festival!

    April 2024
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    Response from festival:

    It was a pleasure having you and Emma here for the premiere of your film Blood Ties. We love showcasing new and young talent!

  • Rachel Taggart

    We were delighted that HOLD MY HAIR was screened at Post Alley Film Festival. It was a packed house all day, with wonderful, high-quality films and interesting Q&A's afterwards. It was truly wonderful to hear the audience responses to my film, too. The whole event was beautifully orchestrated and executed, by an engaged support staff. Thank you Virginia, for including us!!

    April 2024
  • Danene Montella

    My team and I were so grateful to have won the "Outstanding Award" at the Post Alley Film Festival for our short film "CLUB RAT$"! The festival runners were unbelievably kind and communicative during the submission process. Unfortunately, we weren't able to attend, but we were so honored to have our Time's Up film screen there. I highly recommend filmmakers to submit to this fest!

    April 2020
  • Fatemeh Mohammadi

    Thanks a lot for selected my short film.This is proud for me

    December 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Hello Fatemeh, We were proud to screen your film Oblivion in 2018. We hope you will continue to create wonderful films that touch upon all of our collective humanity. As Curator I hope to see more from you in the future.