Impact Short Film Festival

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The Impact Short Film Festival explores how a person or community can have an impact on homelessness. This festival is hosted by DESC, (the Downtown Emergency Service Center) in Seattle, Washington, USA. The largest provider of services to adults experiencing homelessness in the Pacific Northwest, they serve over 3000 people each day. DESC envisions a community where no person is abandoned, ignored, or experiencing homelessness. The Impact Short Film Festival is a juried short film competition with a public screening, and a cash prize of USD $1000 for the Impact Grand Prize Award, for the film best addressing the festival's theme. We are happy to welcome filmmakers from all over the world and short films of all genres. Our main goal is to showcase brilliant projects that, through the language of film, explore how we might have an impact on people experiencing homelessness in a small personal gesture, up to a large systematic way. We will view all entries and feature the best short films at a public cinema, as well as online, allowing ticket holders to vote for the winners of four categories. In its inaugural year, we are featuring a low barrier submission policy of no submission fees, which we hope will encourage people to use their film-making voice to add to our conversation. We encourage no and low budget filmmakers to submit. A team of social justice warriors as well as professional screeners will evaluate all the submitted short films. The highest scored films will be selected for the official competition, which then will be voted on by audience attendees, who will decide the best of each category. All films selected to be screened at the festival, will receive Official Selection Laurels as well as winners of each category.


United States (USA)


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