The screenplay will receive a live read-through on the final weekend of the festival on June 10. The festival runs May 18 through June 11 at venues in Seattle and surrounding cities.
The competition aims to connect strong scripts with independent directors and producers who are alumni of the festival’s Catalyst program.
“We at Siff are extremely excited by the incredible array of talent brought to the Festival through the Catalyst Screenplay Competition. The filmmaking process all begins with a strong screenplay, and we are honored to take part in supporting new talent in the independent film industry,” said Executive Director Sarah Wilke.
Interim Artistic Director Beth Barrett said, “The script is where it all begins: characters, stories, and those memorable lines we