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Congratulations on your film being selected for NFFTY 2017!

NFFTY 2017 is April 27 – 30 in Seattle, WA.


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Friday, 4/28: 9am-10:45am at Cornish Playhouse (Breakfast provided)

This Filmmaker Exclusive event is a unique opportunity for you to sit down in small groups and chat with industry professionals to get their advice. We will have dozens of mentors on hand from different corners of the industry who want to share their tips and tricks with you for building a career in film.

Note: Speed Networking does not overlap with any screenings.

NFFTYX 360° Bootcamp:


Interested in learning about virtual reality and how to make films in 360º? Join us for the NFFTYX 360º Bootcamp presented by Oculus: Saturday, April 29 from 9-1pm and Sunday, April 30 from 9-12 pm. Open to NFFTY makers and students, with additional slots available for educators.


Take the opportunity as a young filmmaker to pitch your local press on the success of you and your film. The NFFTY team went over some tips on the Filmmaker Phone Call, but here are some links to some excellent tips when trying to create buzz for your film:

Writing A Press Release for Film

6 Tips for Getting Press Coverage for Your Film or Creative Project

Remember: "Tell a story. As human beings, we are avid storytellers—one of the best ways to connect with another person is through a good story. This is especially true in PR, where the entire business revolves around telling stories." - From 6 Tips for Getting Press Coverage (Above)

NFFTX 360° Gallery

To guarantee you a seat to see one of our curated VR programs, sign up below!

The official NFFTY 2017 Festival Trailer is here!!

All Filmmaker Passes will be available upon arrival at the Mediterranean Inn from 11 AM – 4 PM on Thursday, April 27th, then from 5 PM on at Seattle Cinerama.  You can pick up passes on Friday – Sunday at the SIFF Uptown Box Office.

If you have questions about your film file, film still, or accessing your filmmaker pass, you can email

Download the Official NFFTY 2017 Laurels to put on your film stills. Share them with your friends, family, fans, and social media followers to let everyone know your film is screening at NFFTY!


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Parents!: Join NFFTY Parents Facebook Group, click here.

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