SIFF Education is kicking off a variety of new programs for the fall quarter, as well as continuing popular workshops and events. There is a lot to get to know about SIFF Education, and below you will find an overview of the wide array of programs being offered. Everyone is welcome to join in on the fun and learning, and I invite you to share these opportunities with others because we don't want these classes to be the best kept secret in town.
FutureWave programs offer opportunities for students to connect with SIFF and the local filmmaking community.
Catalyst For Filmmakers
Catalyst provides professional development trainings, workshops, and forums aimed at supporting local independent filmmakers.
Film4All Cinema Education for Everyone
In Film4All programs, audiences of all ages and backgrounds engage in educational discussions and learn the basics of filmmaking.
Join SIFF's FutureWave Committee
Applications accepted until October 6
SIFF is currently looking for young adults aged 15-20 to join the FutureWave Committee! This advisory committee fosters community among peer-aged film enthusiasts by making films accessible, planning events, promoting awareness, and creating year-round programming. Contact us for more information about becoming a committee member.
NEW: Cinema Dissection
Film4All | Monthly
Over six hours, an expert facilitator will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through a great film. Attendees may call out 'Stop' to comment or ask a question about a moment in the film at any time. More Info
September 20 | October 25 | November 15
Featuring Michel Hazanavicius (THE ARTIST)
SIFF Cinema Uptown (511 Queen Anne Ave. N)
Cost: $2 per student
Oct 29th, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
NEW: Six Continents
Film4All | Weekly on Tuesdays
This six-film series will take you to every continent on earth, each with a post-screening with a relevant expert. More Info
October 21 | October 28 | November 4
Film4All | Bi-Monthly
Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF's Crash Cinema. More Info
September 13 | November 16
NEW: Crash Student
FutureWave | Bi-Monthly
Geared toward aspiring movie-makers in high school and college, Crash Student participants go from concept, to production, to screening in the course of one day. More Info
Film Craft Commentary
Films4All | Monthly
In this monthly series, professional film artists provide live audio commentary about their craft throughout a film of their choice. Introduction and a Q&A session included. More Info
September 23 | October 22 | November 12
Catalyst | Monthly
The First Draft screenplay series gives local writers a chance to stage readings of their work with professional actors and feedback from industry insiders. More Info
September 22 | October 20 | November 17 | December 8
Crowdfunding to Build Independence
Catalyst | October 6
Emily Best (Seed & Spark) returns to the SIFF Film Center for an illuminating FREE workshop around the evolving world of crowd-sourced funding. More Info
Demystifying the Festival Circuit
Catalyst | November
With an insider's look at top festivals like SIFF, Sundance, and SXSW, or the hundreds of regional and genre festivals, learn how to best promote your film. More Info