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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.

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

March 21

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, 2015

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

March 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. On March 7, SIFF is partnering with Adobe Youth Voices to "Create With Purpose" making films that address subjects which effect students and their community.

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

March 9

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, March 9 will be The Little Drummer Grrrl written by Jess Grant.

History of Porn

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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. 

Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World - Teens Only Valentine's Special!

February 14, 2015

USA | 2010 | 113 Minutes | Edgar Wright

Free Candy Power-ups! SIFF FutureWave presents this special Valentine's Day screening of Edgar Wright's romantic, action-packed, star-studded, video-game-inspired classic. Special "Teens Only" screening for Ages 13-20. Proof of age may be required for admittance if you look too old! All seats only $5.

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