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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.

Crash Cinema Film Challenge

January 24

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

December 13, 2014

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

January 10

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

December 8, 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, December 8 will be Double Blind written by Trina Harris with expert post-reading feedback from Warren Etheredge.

History of Porn

February 4 - March 11, 2015

Designed for anyone curious about exploring this oft-misunderstood genre, this class offers an introductory survey of the pornographic film and the changing laws, technologies, social mores, and sexual cultures that inspired its historical development. 

Touch of Evil with Sean Axmaker

November 15, 2014

USA | 1958 | 360 minutes | Orson Welles

Well known for its extraordinary opening, Touch of Evil is much more than just that initial tracking shot. Its 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.

Youth Juries

SIFF Education invites youth of all ages to particpate in our Films4Families and FutureWave juries during SIFF 2015.