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Filmmaking workshops with schools and community-based organizations throughout Seattle.

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.

Cinema Dissection: Bride of Frankenstein with Robert Horton

January 24, 2015

360 minutes |

Dig deeper into James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein with a scene-by-scene dissection that takes place over the course of six hours. Renown Seattle film critic Robert Horton, author of the Cultographies book "Frankenstein" from Columbia University Press, reveals the art, nuance, and subtext behind the horror.

Bride of Frankenstein with Robert Horton

January 24, 2015

USA | 1935 | 360 minutes | James Whale

Dig deeper into James Whale's Bride of Frankenstein with a scene-by-scene dissection that takes place over the course of six hours. Renown Seattle film critic Robert Horton, author of the Cultographies book "Frankenstein" from Columbia University Press, reveals the art, nuance, and subtext behind the horror.

Crash Cinema Film Challenge

January 24, 2015

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

February 21

Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day. Attending children (aged 8 - 12) work with a professional media educator to create a short film in collaboration with other children in just eight hours.

Crash Student

February 7

Crash Student is based on the Crash Cinema filmmaking challenge fine tuned for high school and college students. Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours? Find out at SIFF and NFFTY's Crash Student.

Eraserhead with David Johnson

March 14

USA | 1977 | David Lynch

Eraserhead. Iconic, beautiful, and horrifying. It's the work which launched David's Lynch's storied career, and the term “Lynchian.” Yet, after 37 years, the film itself remains a mystery. Often described as inscrutable, the director himself recently stated that no one, to date, has come up with his interpretation of the film. David Johnson leads our dive into making sense of Lynch's toughest nut.

First Draft

January 26, 2015

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, January 26 will be In Those We Trust written by Erin Neal from a story by Erin Neal and Collin Joseph Neal with expert post-reading feedback from John Comerford.

Frankenstein & The Bride of Frankenstein double feature

January 23, 2015

USA | 210 Minutes (approx) | James Whale

Plus discussion with film critic Robert Horton | Early horror film master James Whale made history with his Universal production of Frankenstein, which includes Boris Karloff in an iconic performance as the monster, and an unhinged Colin Clive as the mad doctor. The team returned for an even-better-than-the-original sequel, with an unforgettable Elsa Lanchester as the eponymous bride.

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