The Seattle Wine and Film Festival is foremost a film festival. Our festival occurs over five days and this year will begin on Tuesday, August 16, 2022. It will be a hybrid festival due to covid, starting as an online festival and culminating in live events and screenings at the Carco Theatre by Saturday, August 20, 2022. We plan to screen at least twenty features and fifty short films during our five-day festival. Other events will likely include talks about film and musical performances by virtuosic guests. Past virtuosos have included Matt Palmer, an American guitarist, and Simone Lamsma, a Dutch violinist.
Secondly, we are a wine festival, dedicated to appreciating primarily wines made in the State of Washington. We spotlight boutique wineries of high calibre, and these wineries offer free wine-tasting of their quality wines throughout the festival during the live events and live screenings. Among our seventy films, we typically screen a few films focused on wine. The other films have nothing to do with wine, but instead engage us with other fantastic stories and topics.
This year we have created a special category for submissions: films about the Pacific Northwest. To qualify, your film must be about Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Idaho, British Columbia, or Yukon. The submission fee is waived, so entry is free, for a limited time. Just use while submitting the code: NORTHWEST2022. We'll be giving two awards in this category: Best Pacific Northwest Feature and Best Pacific Northwest Short. This category supplements our other categories for films not about this geographical region.
We are a fast-growing festival committed to high art, whether that be quality independent film, musical guests who are distinguished in their fields, or wines crafted by skilled winemakers at small wineries. We strive to preserve our more intimate movie-viewing and networking experience. We look forward to you joining our momentum and contributing to our values, and welcome films from any part of the world.
Best Feature, Best Feature Documentary, Best Short, Best Short Documentary, Best Short Animation, Best Foreign Feature, Best Foreign Short, Best Short Short, Best Music Video, Best Pacific Northwest Feature, and Best Pacific Northwest Short
Films to be submitted via FilmFreeway online. All films and music videos must be in the English language or have English subtitles. One or more of our awards may not be given if there are insufficient submissions in a category or the quality of films submitted is too low. Films must be at least four minutes long. Anyone submitting a film must be at least eighteen (18) years old and either own the film's copyright or have the consent from the copyright owner. Please direct any questions to the Festival Deputy Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.