FutureWave works with schools and community organizations to provide youth with digital cinematic skills that empower and foster the art of storytelling.
Believing digital literacy is a valuable tool for youth development, FutureWave offers opportunities for students and educators to connect with SIFF and the local filmmaking community. FutureWave places filmmaker artist residencies in classrooms ranging from kindergarten to college, sponsors school screenings, and holds professional development workshops for teachers on ways to use films as a learning device in the classroom.
FutureWave also supports films curated for youth viewing during the Seattle International Film Festival through programs like Films4Families and the FutureWave Youth Jury. Finally, FutureWave celebrates young artists through SuperFly and SIFF's FutureWave Shorts programs, featuring films by youth under the age of 19.
Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants (ages 9 - 19) from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day.
In Longhouse Media's SuperFly Filmmaking Experience workshop, presented by SIFF Education, filmmakers and actors aged 13 to 19 showcase their skills, collaborate with other artists, and premiere original work at Seattle International Film Festival.
SIFF Education invites youth of all ages to particpate in our Films4Families and FutureWave juries during SIFF 2015.