SIFF proudly offers an impressive array of forums, discussions, and parties, as well as a stellar ShortsFest that packs more than 125 short films into a single weekend. And there are plenty of incentives for success: more than $75,000 USD in goods, services, and cash awards are up for grabs in six juried competitions -- including the New Directors Competition (for first- or second-time directors), the Documentary Films Competition, and the Short Films Awards (for narrative, documentary, and animated shorts).
SIFF boasts a slew of prominent alumni -- including Edward Norton, Ang Lee, and Quentin Tarantino -- who have each benefitted from and contributed to the festival's durable reputation and impressive visibility. Past SIFF selections that subsequently soared to mainstream success include (500) Days of Summer, Beginners, The Hurt Locker, The Cove, and Winter's Bone.
Best Narrative Short Film
Best Animation Short Film