The 2016 Burien Film Festival has already received 13 filmmaker entrants for this year’s event, which will take place during the Burien UFO Festival on Friday, April 1. Organizers will be on hand with more information TONIGHT – Tuesday, March 1 – at the Burien Film Office Happy Hour, which runs from 5:30–7 p.m. at the Tin Theater in Olde Burien. Movie creators wishing to enter the contest must include – in any way they see fit – the following in their films:

  • One Burien Neighborhood – to be assigned when entering the contest
  • A story or message about, or a feature of, your assigned neighborhood 
  • A love interest
  • Highlight at least one small business preferably in the neighborhood you are assigned. If your neighborhood is residential, then pick a nearby Burien business.
  • The artist-created symbol for the neighborhood assigned.
Upon registration, each filmmaker will be assigned their neighborhood. The map – which includes newly-created crests for each – is below (EDITOR’S NOTE: this map was updated on Mar. 2, 2016 to reflect the correct neighborhood name “Evansvale,” with a tip of the hat to TcB): Feb 19 2016 Neighborhood Map crests of burien-2
NOTE: The map crests were designed by local Artist Sam Sneke.
Neighborhoods already assigned include:
  1. Seahurst
  2. Three Tree Point
  3. Manhattan
  4. Shorewood
  5. Boulevard Park
  6. Downtown
  7. Maplewild
  8. Sunnydale
  9. Lake Burien
  • First Place - $1500
  • Second Place - $1000
  • Third Place - $750
Each film should have a trailer completed by March 8 to show before films at the Tin Room Theater in the weeks leading up to the festival. BFF WILL ACCEPT HIGHEST-RES ENTRIES VIA YOUTUBE BY THE DEADLINE – MIDNIGHT, MARCH 25, 2016.Please send URL & password (if you prefer to keep the link private) to Shelli Park at cri[email protected]. Email Shelli Park to receive your 2016 registration form. [email protected]. For more information, visit, and be sure to “Like” BFF on Facebook here.]]>