Film4All is a program that offers cinema education, discussions and workshops for the public. Many of the films we screen at SIFF start a conversation, inspire an action or pose a question. These forums and workshops provide a place for cinema audiences to discuss these issues, as well as learn the basic skills to make a film themselves.

Cinema Dissection

Cinema Dissection affords film lovers an exciting opportunity to dig deeper into the films that they love. Over six hours, an expert facilitator will share the stage with audience observations as they work scene-by-scene through a great film.

Crash Cinema Film Challenge

8 hours

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. Next Crash event will be in the summer and we are working to plan the dates. No registration necessary. Show up as a single or with a group and make a film in a day!

The Art of Suspense

April 23, 2016

180 minutes

What does Psycho have in common with the movie Tootsie? Besides a guy in a wig? What does Die Hard have in common with Groundhog Day? Besides a ticking clock? We all think of suspense as the killer behind the shower curtain but true suspense is the key to any good--even innocent--story. Beyond spies, bombs and hockey masks a masterful filmmaker knows how to put suspense in the everyday. So what is the secret to good suspense...? Come find out.