POST ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL return’s in 2022, PAFF#12/13, a full day of woman centric and eccentric short films from around the block and around the world. Past screenings have included the early work of Griffiths, Chiro, Shelton, and Amipour.
Q&As, raffles, prizes and surprises, a silent auction, and a chance to talk to your favorite filmmaker at an "end of evening" reception. PAFF is sponsored by Women in Film Seattle www.womeninfilmseattle.org …promoting respect of women on and off set and screen.
Best Film Award - cash prize $200, laurels, - sponsor, Bad Animals
Curators Pick - cash prize $200, laurels - sponsor, Laughing Dog Pictures, Virginia Bogert
Best Director - cash prize $200, laurels - sponsor, Von Piglet Productions
Emerging Filmmaker - cash prize $200, laurels Women in Film Seattle
Best Editing - cash prize $200 and laurels, plus 3 months Adobe CC - sponsor, Hello
Other Jury Awards in variable categories + laurels. Future prizes TBD
GUIDELINES FOR POST ALLEY FILM FESTIVAL
Welcome to the Post Alley (shorts) Film Festival! PAFF is a day of woman centric and eccentric short films celebrating established and emerging filmmakers with strong creative voices. PAFF is co-sponsored by Women in Film Seattle
Festival venue: The SIFF Film Center, Seattle Center, Seattle, Washington.
Eligibility: PAFF accepts only short films (narrative, documentary, animated, experimental, student) completed by November of the previous festival year. (If you have a question, email the curator.) PAFF may accept an earlier produced film of outstanding quality or importance, that typically has won festival awards and/or has obtained archival status. Theater screening is the curator’s discretion. (Note: by film we mean: film, video, digital, photographic media.)
Women directors are encouraged. Woman-oriented subject matter and films are sought out. PAFF screens films in which women have played important creative roles, preferably as director and/or writer. PAFF will screen films by male directors.
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.
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: $25.00
• One submission per entry fee only 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 email@example.com.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
Submission screeners: Movies can be submitted for viewing via FilmFreeway or on NTSC professional DVD Zone 0 preview screeners, or uploaded on VIMEO and the link (Quicktime, mov.) sent to the PAFF Curator email@example.com
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 festival screener 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 your film 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 facebook page for dates of notifications and FilmFreeway.
• Send links to Virginia Bogert, Curator PAFF firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
email@example.com and visit postalleyfilmfestival.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 and about women and men." –Virginia Bogert, PAFF Curator, WIF Seattle President Emerita | Community Liaison
Response from festival:
Thank you! We appreciate the work you do which shows in the caliber of films we receive. We at PAFF work hard to program the best international shorts. Our audience values what we do, as they do the art of filmmaking; particularly the crafting of a short, which requires a special talent. Cheers to you Festival Forum.