to SpIFF 2015*


  • 01 August 2014 
    Earlybird Deadline
  • 01 September 2014 
    Regular Deadline
  • 01 October 2014 
    Late Deadline
  • 15 October 2014 
    WAB Extended Deadline

Films received after 15 October 2014 will be considered for SpIFF 2014.

Feature films – 50 minutes and over running time
Mid-length films – 16- 49 minutes long running time
Short films – 15 minutes or less running time

*SpIFF will consider NOT open submissions that were publicly screened before September 1, 2013, the regular submission deadline for our most recent festival, except in extraordinary circumstances.  

SpIFF particularly welcomes submissions from Pacific Northwest filmmakers, however, open submissions that receive significant exhibition in Spokane prior to SpIFF, either via theatrical or broadcast venues, may be disqualified at the discretion of the programmers.  Please contact us before submitting your work or before screening it in Spokane if you have any questions regarding this policy.  

SpIFF accepts open submissions via, which provides cost-saving, paperless submission to film festivals around the world. Withoutabox’s internet-only submission platform features online applications via one master entry form, online fee payments, press kits, and the option to use Secure Online Screeners, an economical, eco-friendly, and secure alternative to traditional hard-copy DVD submissions. Fill out one master entry form and take advantage of quick entry, extended deadlines, and powerful submission management tools. There’s no extra cost to you, and by submitting, you’ll join Withoutabox’s global filmmaker community and stay in the loop about international exhibition opportunities. Click to submit your film today

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Presentation Format:

SpIFF will exhibit accepted works in Blu-Ray, 35mm, DVD (Region 0 or 1), or a then-current digital format as agreed upon by the filmmaker and SpIFF.   
SpIFF will notify filmmakers who submit through Withoutabox by e-mail in January 2015.  The decision of the judges will be final.   
Loss and Damage:
Every precaution will be taken to safeguard all materials submitted to SpIFF. However, we cannot accept or assume responsibility in the event of loss or damage. 
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