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Burien Film Festival is an annual celebration of Hyperlocal and International short films which takes place in Burien, Washington,  

2024 Events

For the most up-to-date information:

For 2024, the Burien Film Festival will host two different contests, both local.


1. In partnership with the Burien UFO Festival (BUFO) happening in August in Olde Burien. This year the 5 - 7 minute film theme is abduction or visitation.

2. This year you can send us your 15 min. max short film. If it's made in Washington State email us at for a submission discount.  The theme for this year is COMEDY in any genre. 


Make a film or join us in August to watch the best of the best!


The Burien Film Festival (BFF) was founded by John White and Shelli Park in December 2014.  


The first Burien Film Festival was held in conjunction with the 3rd Annual Burien UFO Festival on April 1, 2015.  Entries had to be five minutes in length, include a Man in Black and Alien chase scene, and feature local Burien businesses.  


The winning entry of the first BFF was:



directed by Mitch Olsen

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