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Alaska Airlines & SIFF Film Competition: Short films on how travel changes lives

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Alaska Airlines and SIFF (Seattle International Film Festival) have teamed up to host a community film competition. They're inviting filmmakers to explore, dream and discover -- but in the end, make a short film about how travel changes lives. In other words, "How is your life different or better because of where you've traveled?"

Films may be anywhere from 30 seconds to 2 minutes long. They may be in any genre, from documentary to stop-motion. They must include an Alaska Airlines' element (website, mobile app, aircraft or other). The three categories are:

  • Critics' Choice: Film that best represents originality, use of theme and technical proficiency
  • Best Emerging Filmmaker: Best film submitted by a filmmaker 18-24 years old
  • Best Individual Youth Film: Best film submitted to an individual filmmaker under 18

Submissions will be accepted from February 19 to April 17, 2014. There is no minimum age to enter the competition; however, minors (age 17 and younger) must acquire permission from a parent or guardian to participate. Each film must involve an experience no more than three hours from a destination served by Alaska Airlines. Films must be a minimum of 30 seconds long and may not exceed 2 minutes, including credits and introductory graphic.

A panel of representatives from SIFF and Alaska Airlines will select the three winners. Each winner will receive round-trip travel for four on Alaska Airlines, and exclusive full festival passes to the Seattle International Film Festival and the premier of winning films at SIFF 2014 Best of SIFF series. The three winning entries will also be featured on Alaska Airlines' inflight entertainment system, website and social media channels.

View the complete rules, along with award categories and prizes, at http://www.siff.net/alaskafilm. Alaska Airlines is no stranger to SIFF, having been a sponsor of the Seattle International Film Festival since 1991.

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