Festival Submission Info

TWIST: Seattle Queer Film Festival

Our call for submissions for our 2017 festival is now closed. We will be open for submissions again in January 2018. Add us to your Watchlist on FilmFreeway or WithoutaBox!

Earlybird Deadline, March 13, 2017 – No fee!

Regular Deadline, June 5, 2017 - $10

Late Deadline, June 26, 2017 - $20

TWIST is the largest queer arts event in the Pacific Northwest with over 10,000 attendees. All features and short films selected are eligible for audience and juried awards, and will receive plenty of attention from Seattle's famously film-loving community.

Juried awards (with a cash prize): Best Feature Film, Best Documentary Film, Best Short Film, and Most Innovative Short Film. Audience awards: Favorite Narrative Feature, Favorite Documentary Feature, Favorite Gay Short Film, Favorite Lesbian Short Film, and Favorite Transgender Film.

The 22nd annual festival will be held October 12-22, 2017.

Questions can be sent to Festival Director, Danny Tayara.


Translations: Seattle Transgender Film Festival

Our call for submissions for our 2017 festival is now closed. We will be open for submissions again in December 2017.

Submit your film on FilmFreeway or Withoutabox!

Earlybird Deadline, December 31, 2016 – No fee!

Regular Deadline, February 14, 2017 - $10

Late Ddeadline, February 24, 2017 - $20 

This groundbreaking festival includes films and events that highlight and celebrate all aspects of the transgender community and gender diversity. Audience awards will be given for Best Narrative Feature, Best Documentary Feature, Best Narrative Short Film and Best Documentary Short Film.

The 12th annual festival will be held May 4-14, 2017.

Questions can be sent to Festival Director, Sam Berliner.