get honest and constructive feedback 




Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc) hosts quarterly Works-in-Progress screenings at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle, Washington. Open to the public with a primary audience of fellow documentary filmmakers, these moderated screenings foster a space for critical feedback and constructive dialogue.

We accept applications on a year-round, rolling basis.

Details and deadlines related to specific upcoming dates will be included in the online application and updated regularly. 

To submit a film – please visit our Film Freeway page.

Next Deadline(s) for 2019: 
– April 1 for May 5th screening 
– July 1 for Augus 4th screening 
– October 15 for November 3rd screening 


– Feature-length films, unless otherwise specified: 40-150 min 
– Films at late rough cut or fine cut stage. Completed films as well as early rough cuts are ineligible. 
– Independent projects: director owns copyright and retains full artistic, budgetary, and editorial control of the documentary project. 
– No student films, works-for-hire, broadcaster-produced projects 
– Director must be present for the screening. Other team members welcome. SeaDoc cannot cover travel expenses. 
– The applicant (Project Director or Producer) must be 18 years of age or older.

– Priority to Pacific Northwest team: director or primary producer (Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, Montana) 
– Priority to underrepresented filmmakers 
– Priority to projects with an active SeaDoc member 
– Films that take different formal approaches to filmmaking, to offer learning opportunities to our community