Shoreline Short Short Film Festival


It’s just about that time again! The Shoreline Short Short Film Festival call for entries opens on November 1, 2018! You can submit your short film on

2018 People’s Choice Winner – “Brothers”

Deadline to submit your film is December 21, 2018!

The event will be held on February 9, 2019, at the Shoreline Community College Theater.

We have added a $15 entry fee to help cover many of the rising costs for this single night event at the Shoreline Community College. And we still have cash awards for the top films in these categories: Best Picture, Viewer’s Choice, Best Comedy, Best Music Video, Best Animation, and Best Student Film! Prize amounts below.

Entries will be judged by an esteemed jury of local filmmakers and advocates, including Tony Doupe, SAG/AFTRA Actor and Shoreline Community College Film Department Professor, Denise Walz, Co-President of PRR Biz, Vivian Hua, Executive Director at the Northwest Film Forum, & Award-winning producer and founder of Indie Movie Mastery, Jenna Edwards. Accepted films will be screened during the single night festival on Saturday, February 9th in the state-of-the-art Shoreline Community College Theater and the best of the best will take home some prizes and awards!

2019 Categories Include:
•General Submission
•Comedy Submission
•Music Video Submission
•Animated Submission
•Student Submission

Best Picture– $500
Best Comedy – $250
Best Music Video – $250
Best Animation – $250
Best Student Film – $250
Viewer’s Choice –  $250

Film Specifications
•Films must be 3-10 minutes in length, including credits
•Filmmakers must have the proper license to all copyrighted music, video, and images included in the duration of their submission(s)
•Films must have been completed after January 1, 2017
•All non-English films must have English subtitles
•Submissions must be made online. DVDs and Blu-Rays will not be accepted

Submission & Acceptance
•There is a $15 entry fee this year | $5 for Student Films
•Notification of acceptance will be sent via email by January 9th, 2019
•Filmmakers may submit only one film
•Preference is given to filmmakers working in the Greater Seattle Area
•Still shots and/or excerpts from selected films may be used by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Arts Council for publicity purposes
•All entries are final and may not be withdrawn from the festival once submitted

By submitting an entry to the Shoreline Short Short Film Festival, you attest that all information provided is accurate and complete, that you have the authority to submit said entry for consideration, and that you have read, understand, and agree to all terms of entry.

Opens November 1st!

This event is presented with support from Shoreline Community College, the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, and individual donations from people like you.

The information below is from the 2018 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival

Congrats to all of the films this year! We had a blast showing off all of the local talents. And thanks to all of the folks who came out to support filmmakers and artists in our community! We can’t wait until next year!

Filmmakers from across Washington have submitted their “short short” films and you’re invited to see the best of the best during the 2018 Shoreline Short Short Film Festival on Saturday, March 3 at 7:00pm in the state-of-the-art Shoreline Community College Theater. Doors open at 6PM for drinks, snacks, and schmoozing.  

The evening will showcase a juried selection of  3-10 minute films made by emerging and developing filmmakers working in our community. The top filmmakers will be honored with impressive Golden Sasquatch statues and other prizes, and you can vote for your favorite filmmaker to win the Viewer’s Choice Award! Other categories include Best in Show, Best Comedy, and Best Student Film. 

Tickets are $20, parking is free, and popcorn, candy, soda, wine, and beer will be available for purchase. Don’t miss your opportunity to support up-and-coming filmmakers during this fun, community event!

Location Address: 1600, 16101 Greenwood Ave N, Shoreline, WA 98133

This event is presented with support from Shoreline Community College, the City of Shoreline, City of Lake Forest Park, 4Culture, and individual donations from people like you.


2018 Selected Films:

Angel and the Bear

Written & Directed by Dave Kotlan

Angel and the Bear

Angel comes into the coffee shop everyday, not just for a cup of joe, but to flirt with the handsome barista. Unfortunately, the barista has a bit of an issue with shyness. Hiding behind a mask, he discovers a way to be himself; charming, funny, and eloquent. Mentored by his blunt talking co-worker, the barista must find the courage to strip away the mask and be himself, for Angel’s sake.



Brothers *Winner – People’s Choice Award*
Directed by Randy Kerr
Produced by Timothy Burke & Randy Kerr

Set in the Pacific Northwest, three brothers find refuge and redemption from a troubled home through their love of fly fishing for steelhead and the enduring relationships they forge on the river.

Tall Tall Trees – SeagullxEagle
Directed by Michael McCoy & Julia McCoy
Music by Tall Tall Trees

Tall Tall Trees

A love story between two species of birds.

Mike and Julia McCoy write, produce and direct unique short stories for a variety of musicians.

Bottled Emotions *Winner – Best Student Film*
Produced by PJ Hase, Bailey Wall, Aidan Jereczek, Zach Boone
Written by Zach Boone

A mysterious man has the ability to steal other people’s emotions. While creating a successful business for himself, he is also draining the city of happiness. “Bottled Emotions” is a film about someone discovering empathy.

Bottled Emotions

Art Rocks
Directed by Katie Nesbitt
Produced by Matt Robinson & Katie Nesbitt

Art Rocks

A look at the new hobby sweeping the nation, painted rocks. From young to old, rich to poor, this hobby is bringing together those who have little to nothing in common. Rock painting groups are popping up in communities across the country, and bringing people together everyday. Learn how painting, hiding, and finding rocks is positively impacting communities and the people in them.


Searching Skies
Directed by Vivian Hua
Produced by Valentyna Dudzyana, Wen-Lin Kuo, Jim Lo, Sherry Shen, Andrew Jiang

Searching Skies

When a Syrian refugee family is invited to a Christian family’s house for Christmas dinner, they are caught between opposing viewpoints for and against them — until an unexpected event suddenly occurs.

VIVIAN HUA is a writer, filmmaker, and political organizer who is fascinated by synthesizing divergent styles, groups, and schools of thought. Much of her work unifies her interest in the metaphysical with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. After more than a decade of splitting her time between Editor-in-Chief of an arts and music publication called REDEFINE and working as a designer and writer for numerous non-profit organizations, Hua expands upon her artistic and activist career with Searching Skies, a narrative short film about Syrian refugees.

The Right Ingredients *Winner – Best Comedy*
Directed & Written by Brendan McDonnell
Staring Jeremiah Ham

The Right Ingredients

In a culture filled with laziness and cheap fixes, award-winning chef Judson Goujon aims to show the world that hard work still pays off.



Mos Generator – Wicked Willow
Directed by Chris Mathews Jr

Animated music video directed using XBox Kinect infrared footage and converting it into a 3d point cloud.

Chris Mathews Jr lives in Seattle, Washington with his dog Simon. Together they like to smash various types of vintage and modern technology together to see what they can get it to do.

Mos Generator

Breathing Through Trees
Written & Directed by Stephen Takashima

Breathing Through Trees

Upon hearing that his ex-girlfriend is now engaged, an amateur pornographer finds himself torn between memories from his past and the fresh new applicant sitting before him.


Grandma’s Birthday

Grandma’s Birthday
Written & Directed by Ty Minton-Small

Nina and Wyatt struggle to plan a birthday surprise for their Grandma.

Ty Minton-Small is a Seattle-based writer, director and editor.







Directed by Seth Sexton

DYBBUK is a compelling ghostlike love story that shows the creation of the painting through the process of dance. The sound score re-imagines dialogue and music from the original motion picture by the same name.

“In July of 2017 I been working on a performance entitled DYBBUK which incorporated all of my fine art practices and my newly acquired dance and choreographic skills, as well as other performers. I began building this project literally from the floor up. I started with a series of collaborative large scale drawings that would later become backdrops (still in progress) for the performances. Soon after I created a dance film video, with the generous support of Velocity Dance Center and mentorship of Tonya Lockyer and KT Niehoff, that premiered at Strictly Seattle in 2017, and showed at Next Fest Northwest, and Next Dance Cinema at Seattle Film Forum in December 2017. The film, in turn, became the inspiration for sculptural objects, costumes, lighting installations, new sound scores, and further drawings and paintings. DYBBUK is still in progress and I plan on continuing to show the work in its development at various institutions across the country including King County Arts Commission Gallery e4c at 4culture in 2018, Open Studio #39 at On the Boards, and others!” – Seth Sexton


Dinosaurs in the Hood

Dinosaurs in the Hood *Winner – Best Picture*
Directed by Long Tran & Nikkia Atkinson
Written by Nikkia Atkinson

In American mass media, particularly in film and television, black men are misrepresented and underrepresented. The media continues to perpetuate negative stereotypes that are detrimental to the publics perception of black men, and affects how black men see themselves.

Long has directed commercials, music videos and short films. He is an acclaimed documentarian, having garnered awards from the NW Emmys and countless film festivals .He takes great pride as an Asian-American filmmaker and actor in a whitewashed industry.


Tenkara Kid

Tenkara Kid
Directed by Mark Steudel

For many of us, we work hard all year and then only get to spend our two weeks of vacation on fly fishing. We fly hundreds of miles to rivers that measure fish-per-mile in the thousands and have elusive new species to catch. We spend thousands of dollars on gear to maximize our precious time on the water. This film hearkens back to the time in our youth when our fishing gear was easily carried in one hand, when we measured our trips in steps, where each fish mattered and every species was relished.

On May 9th 2017, Tenkara Kid was award the Grand Price RIO’s Choice award in the RIO Amateur Fly Fishing Film Awards.

I’ll be There

I’ll be There
Concept/Written by Veronica Redpath
Produced by Mo Brown, Claude Brun, Veronica Redpath

First dates come with lots of expectations. Not all expectations get met. When the end of the night comes and disappointment settles in, what do you have left?