Artists, filmmakers, and other creators are invited to make and submit short films—4:20 maximum length—for the first annual SPLIFF. We’re seeking films that explore the meaning, pleasures, and culture of cannabis. Trippy films, comedic shorts, quickie documentaries, parodies of anti-pot educational films (think Reefer Madness ridiculousness or D.A.R.E. scare tactics), mind fucks, pot-influenced journeys, films about pot as a pleasure and pot as a medicine—all these have a home at SPLIFF.
Locations & Tickets
- Olympia, WA - October 12
- 2020 Tour Dates
- Seattle, WA - April 2020
- Portland, OR - April 2020
- San Francisco, CA - April 2020
2019 SPLIFF WInners!
Best in Show, $5,000
In this mid-90’s PSA, Billy and Charlie learn the hard way that even a single puff of marijuana will turn you into a crazy violent pervert. Not one puff ever!
Flaming blunts, raging bowls, hot dabs. This is the sexiest smoke porn you’ve ever seen.
Fully Froggo - WINNER TRIPPIEST
A frog eats too many gummies. Or does he?
An expert stoner finds the ultimate high. Beware of the Devil’s lettuce.
A magical trip to the bodega thanks to some green.
Bibbel the Dwarf Dwarf
One person. One peanut. One backyard. Only one can win.
An instructional video on how to roll a magical “Bitch Better Have My Money” blunt, in the style of Rihanna’s famous Fenty Beauty makeup tutorials.
A Dada-inspired visual and aural collage made up of disembodied heads, colorful circles, and ominous eyes.
So what if your new houseguest has a tiny green face, a cute lil astronaut helmet, and a motherfucking spaceship? He’s definitely NOT AN ALIEN. He’s just GRANDPA JOE!
A dealer must go deep in the woods to deliver the goods. But at the end of his journey is a hit that might be too intense for him to handle.
Harsh Tokes & Bong Jokes
A punk rock love letter to growing up, smoking weed at beaches, light-night parties, learning how to kiss, and how you shouldn’t mix liquor with weed.
Good Game Bud
Two dudes, a couch, and one game of spliff Jenga.
Smokescreen - WINNER BEST IN SHOW
When Olivia’s date takes a turn for the mediocre, she gets stoned and ends up trapped in the reality of online dating.
A spaced-out, bizarre ode to hands.
Kevin’s Proclamation - WINNER STUPIDIEST
He’s Kevin, and he’s got something to proclaim.
Candy Sandwich - WINNER FUNNIEST
ASMR Crafting with Sayuri and Gabby La La make a fancy sandwich!
The Girl Who Couldn’t…
A mockumentary trailer about a girl who is struck with a tragic disorder and the devastating impact it has on those closest to her.
Switch Hitter Haze
Wyatt has a crush on his roommate Connor, who is very cute and very straight. When their dealer brings over a mysterious strain of weed, things that were fixed become fluid—and none of them will ever be the same.
A bag of Doritos and Oreos commiserate over all the friends they’ve lost to late-night snacking when—Oh no! Run! Get out of the cupboard while you still can! The stoner’s got the munchies again!
Weed Art Process
This is the story of a magic seed. Through pure art, the seed frees the power of imagination.
Bagel Bite Fright Night
Stoned and alone, two women get caught in a 90s slasher nightmare when they experience a home invasion by a slew of celeb sex offenders. Or do they?
Sometimes boobs have minds of their own.
You Wanna Order Pizza?
Two epically stoned Australians attempt to order a pizza. If only they could order pizza with their minds! Oh wait… can they?
In this adorable stop motion animated film, joints do yoga, thrash to heavy metal music, and fuck in the afternoon. A candid look at how cannabis is a part of day-to-day life for the residents of Joint Heights.
- “Smoke screen marijuana themed film festival lights up theaters across the country” — Green State
- “Get ready for SPLIFF the stoner film festival” — SF Weekly
- “Dan Savage on launching Americas first marijuana themed film festival theres a huge visual component to being stoned!” — The Fresh Toast
- “A beginners guide to SPLIFF!” — The Stranger
- “SPLIFF film festival 2019” — Dope Magazine
- “Welcome to SPLIFF” — PSU Vanguard
- “Dan Savage launches new marijuana film festival for 4-20” — Marijuana Moment