PTFF 15th Annual Film Festival Opens for Submission January 6, 2014car

Yes, dear filmmakers, whether you are an alumni of past cinematic celebrations here in Port Townsend, Washington or brand new to the notion of sharing your work with us, it is a great pleasure to introduce the 15th Annual Port Townsend Film Festival Call for Entry. The earlier we receive your work, the lower the entry fee. And, once we have featured your work in our festival, there is no fee at all! Many of our filmmakers come back year after year, because, in their words, “ pure pleasure to work with! One of the best coordinated film festivals ever & looking forward to working with your team again!” Tom Shadyac describes PTFF as “… what Telluride was 20 years ago!”

Festival dates are September 19th thru 21st, 2014. PTFF provides ground transportation, lodging & incredible hospitality for two representative of your film. Arrive on September 18th and meet our 300+ volunteers at our opening preview. Not only is Port Townsend one of the most beautiful places on earth, we fill 7,000+ seats with film lovers who are eager to meet you.

Looking forward to seeing your project,

Janette Force, Executive Director PTFF
Jane Julian, Programming Director




Early Deadline • February 11, 2014
Features $30 / Shorts $20

Regular Deadline • March 13, 2014
Features $45 / Shorts $30

Late Deadline • April 15, 2014
Features $60 / Shorts $40

WAB Deadline • April 25th, 2014
Features $85 / Shorts $45

AWARDS: winner

You are submitting to a competitive program. If selected, your film will be eligible for one or more of the following awards:
• Best Narrative Feature
• Best Documentary Feature
• Best Narrative Short
• Best Documentary Short
• Best Adventure Film
• Best Animated Film (of any length)
• Audience Choice in all categories as well as special prizes awarded at the discretion of the jury.


Submit two (2) DVDs of your film
• NTSC format (not PAL)
• Region 1 or 0
• English or English subtitles
DVD+RW and DVD-RW are NOT acceptable. Submitted DVDs will not be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed and PREPAID envelope. Please DO NOT submit ‘Works in Progress.’



Submission fees will be waived upon request for filmmakers who are:
• born in or current residents of Clallam, Jefferson, or Kitsap counties, Washington; and/or
• alumni of a previous Port Townsend Film Festival


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