OVERVIEW
TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival has been held annually in October since 1996. The festival has grown into the largest event of its kind in the Pacific Northwest, gaining industry and audience recognition for showcasing the latest and greatest in queer film, from major motion picture premieres to emerging talent. An important venue in the Seattle film scene—and the social event of the season—the festival provides unique opportunities for visiting and local filmmakers to engage and entertain over 10,000 attendees.

OUR MISSION
Three Dollar Bill Cinema enriches, strengthens, and connects diverse communities by supporting queer film and by producing TWIST and other events.

Awards & Prizes

All accepted films are eligible for awards.
The competition jury will select films from four categories to receive cash awards: Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, and Most Innovative Short Film. Audience awards voted on by festival attendees will be given for Favorite Narrative Feature, Favorite Documentary Feature, Favorite Gay Short Film, Favorite Lesbian Short Film, Favorite Transgender Film, and Favorite Local Film.

Rules & Terms

GUIDELINES
1- Submit online via FilmFreeway.
2- DVD screeners must have Film Title, Running Time, Contact Info, and Tracking Number printed on it.
3- Confirmation will automatically be sent when your completed entry is received.
4- If your work is accepted, you will be notified by September 12, 2017. Receipt of your exhibition tape or print is required by September 20, 2017. We will send back your exhibition tape or print (if not being forwarded to another destination) by November 6, 2017.
5- Shipment of exhibition materials to the festival must be paid by the applicant. Return shipment of exhibition materials will be paid by the festival. Any additional fees associated with shipping must be paid by the recipient. Three Dollar Bill Cinema accepts no responsibility for loss or damage of entries during shipment to or from the festival.
6- Once a film is submitted, it may not be withdrawn.
7- 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.
7- Due to the large number of entries, we cannot return preview screeners. Accepted titles will be kept in our archive.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS
I permit Three Dollar Bill Cinema to retain a DVD copy of this work for a non-circulating Festival archive. I give Three Dollar Bill Cinema permission to use up to 3 minutes of footage or photographic stills from the work for broadcast, web publication or other promotional purposes. Three Dollar Bill Cinema must be notified in writing of any press or photo restrictions. I give Three Dollar Bill Cinema permission to make DVD copies of the work for press purposes. Three Dollar Bill Cinema must be notified in writing of any press restrictions. If the film has been submitted digitally, I agree to send a DVD copy as soon as the work has been accepted to Three Dollar Bill Cinema. If accepted to the Festival I agree to not have a full copy of the film available online prior to the Three Dollar Bill Cinema screening. I am legally authorized to enter this film in TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival and agree that, if accepted, an acceptable exhibition format will be made available for screening during the Festival. If a rough cut was submitted for review, I will inform Three Dollar Bill Cinema of any major changes made to the film before their receipt of an exhibition copy of the film. I hold the Festival harmless from damage to or loss of the print or tape during shipping to and from the Festival. I certify that I have read, understood and complied with all the festival regulations and terms of submission.

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    Arshad Khan

    The most wonderful people run this festival. The quality of the cinema was excellent and the accommodation provided was absolutely stellar. They really take care of their filmmakers. The films were top notch and the volunteers and staff were just pure gold.

    December 2017
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    Danny Tayara

    Super fun! Screened my film in the documentary shorts program, and wow there were a ton of people there for 5pm on a weekday. Filmmaker brunches and parties in general were great.

    October 2016