Catalyst provides education programs for filmmakers. Catalyst offers professional development trainings, workshops and forums focused on filmmakers. The aim of Catalyst programs is to support local independent filmmakers in getting to the next level in their career and in their art.

Films, Panels, and Parties: How to Come Back from a Film Festival with More Than Just a Hangover.

May 10

SAG-AFTRA and SIFF invite you to discover how to navigate a Festival and promote your film and/or yourself.  This free panel of Industry and Festival pros. will give you some practical advice on turning a fun experience into a career changing event.

Film Appreciation from Seattle to the World Course at Antioch

Now Playing

SIFF Education and Antioch University Seattle have partnered to offer this exciting new class.

First Draft

April 24

The First Draft screenplay series gives local writers an exciting chance to stage readings of their work with professional actors, a live audience, and feedback from industry insiders.

Film and Lecture Series

A monthly series in which audiences can become more familiar with Independent and Alternative cinema.

Short Filmmakers' Panels

Short Filmmakers' Panels focus on cultivating the short filmmaking community by sharing artistic knowledge and practical, real-world expertise. Discussions cover topics including maximizing a film's profile, networking, and utilizing resources.

Want to participate? Send us an email for more information.