WELCOME TO SEATTLE
HOME TO GOOD PEOPLE, GOOD TIMES, AND GREAT STORIES
Seattle's burgeoning independent film community is home to artists, actors, writers, directors, producers, singers, dancers, musicians, storytellers, filmmakers, and multi-hyphenates of all shapes and sizes. People from all walks of life, from all over the world, call our city home. They come hear to learn, hone, and practice their craft. Unlike other major hubs, that are only interested in established talent, artists know they can come to Seattle and grow into their greatness. It’s a city where people become artists.
Every artist was first an amateur.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A CITY SO SUPER, WE'RE SUPERSONIC!
Long anchored by a vibrant music scene, one rich in art, education, and cultural diversity, the city has evolved into a community like no other. One that is constantly re-inventing itself. Our city has birthed musical icons like Jimi Hendrix in the 60s and later bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Sound Garden to become the world’s epicenter of artistic innovation. It’s a city like no other, from the architecture, and its institutions, to the influx of entertainment and media – over the past fifty years Seattle has become one of the most vital and vibrant cultural centers in the world.
WHERE GREAT STORIES COME TO PERCOLATE
So welcome, as we proudly announce the re-launch of the Seattle International Screenwriting Honors. A launch pad for writers inspired by the Space Needle itself. It’s an opportunity to showcase your talents and be a part of our growing community with a global reach. When people in Seattle say they’re bi-coastal they don’t just mean New York to LA. They mean West Coast to East Coast, Northern Pacific to Southern Pacific, Seattle to Tokyo, HK, Beijing, Singapore, Seoul, Bombay, Bali, and Manila.
WHERE GREAT PEOPLE AND GREAT COFFEE COME TOGETHER TO TELL GREAT STORIES
We want to support emerging undiscovered writers. We want to give talented people the opportunity to be heard and to inspire those around you and around the world. We believe in dreams. We also believe in opportunity. So you don’t have to be rich or connected to receive our recognition, you just have to be talented. We want to present our writers with the exposure they need to be seen and heard. We want winning our competition to be your first step up that ladder. Thus, we are looking for original voices. Writers with soul, blessed by originality, and prompted by great storytelling. We want to inspire a generation of writers to dare to leave their mark. If you have the desire to tell compelling stories then enter yours today. We are a respected team of artists who reward winning writers with recognition.
SEATTLE IS FOR PEOPLE WHO LOVE CULTURE, BUT REFUSE TO SACRIFICE THEIR WILD NATURE TO ATTAIN IT.
Our community is all inclusive. We are made up of people from all over the world and are receptive to people from all over the world. Seattle is a dynamic community as inspirational and diverse as the art it showcases, so too is our writing competition. We love film, we love art, and we love people. So, tell us a story, give us something to read with our morning coffee, give us something we can’t put down, something we can’t keep to ourselves, take us on a journey, a trip, make us smile, make us cry, change the way we see the world, and thus reshape it. And welcome to Seattle.