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The Big Lebowski with Jim Emerson

September 20, 2014

USA | 1998 | 360 minutes | Joel Coen

The Big Lebowski goes under the analytical knife with a six-hour audience-fueled examination of what makes this film extraordinary. Join guest facilitator and film critic Jim Emerson as we work together scene-by-scene and often shot-by-shot through the symbolism, homage, and genius of the Coen Brothers cult masterpiece.

Crash Cinema Film Challenge

Crash Cinema is a bi-monthly filmmaking challenge. Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF's Crash Cinema.

Crash Kids

Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day.

Crowdfunding to Build Independence

October 6, 2014

Emily Best (Seed & Spark) returns to the SIFF Film Center for an illuminating FREE workshop around the evolving world of crowd-sourced funding.

Film Scoring with B.C. Campbell

September 23, 2014

USA | 1974 | 180 minutes | Roman Polanski

Composer, songwriter, and producer BC Campbell will share his appreciation with one of the great film scores of all time: Jerry Goldsmith's Chinatown

First Draft

October 20, 2014

110 minutes |

The First Draft screenplay series offers local screenwriters the opportunity to stage readings of their work using professional actors in front of a live audience, followed by feedback from industry insiders and audience members, alike. The script for Monday October 20 will be Lockout written by Nicholas Kocan.

Sound Design with Dave Howe

October 22

USA | 180 |

You will be amazed at how much goes into a film sound mix. Bad Animals' Dave Howe breaks down the sound design for a variety of projects across the local Seattle and Hollywood spectrum in the October Film Craft Commentary session.

Touch of Evil with Sean Axmaker

November 15

USA | 1958 | 360 minutes | Orson Welles

Well known for it's extraordinary opening, Touch of Evil is much more than just that initial tracking shot. It's rich cinematography, bold stylistic choices, and gritty story all coalesce to imagine a dark and atmospheric world of crime and corruption. Seattle film critic Sean Axmaker will facilitate this audience exploration with a six-hour dive into the pioneering mind of Orson Welles and his border town masterpiece.