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.

Elvis, Evergreens, and Umbrellas: 50 years of Seattle on the Big Screen

March 13

From Cinderella Liberty and The Slender Thread to Say Anything, Singles, and Safety Not Guaranteed, Seattle has been featured in countless films. Starting with a look back at Elvis in It Happened at the World's Fair, location scout Dave Drummond takes us on a tour of over 50 years of on-location filming in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

Crash Cinema Film Challenge

March 19

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 March 19. No registration necessary. Show up as a single or with a group and make a film in a day!

Cinematic Truth: Doc / Drama

March 22 - April 12, 2016

How do true stories fare when represented on film? Are documentaries necessarily better at historicity and dramas better at compelling character portrayals? These are a couple of the questions we will consider as film educator Sandy Cioffi leads this stimulating new class offering.