Forums and Education
SIFF Education expands and strengthens the community of film lovers and filmmakers in Seattle. Our programs include FutureWave (for youth and educators), Catalyst (for filmmakers), and Film4All (cinema education for everyone). Learn more about our programs here.
Our Festival Forums, listed below, set the stage for engaging discussions, extraordinary demonstrations, and hands-on workshops for a variety of ages and experience levels.
90 minutesDissecting the ingredients to what makes a strong film score, and exploring how directors and composers communicate to create the magic that elevates action, evokes emotion, and makes film sing. Adam Gehrke will lead a discussion with panelists/composer heavyweights Hummie Mann, Ed Hartman, Mateo Messina, and BC Campbell.
May 29, 2014
A Conversation with Filmmakers Jane Charles (Sold) and Shawn Telford (BFE).
This class for film-related projects presented by Emily Best (Seed&Spark) will provide the crowdfunding action plan most likely to create a lasting, flourishing, direct relationship with your audience.
The only proven path to independence as an artist is a direct connection to your audience!
Six directors. Their producers. Assorted cast and crew. These ingredients, live and in person, are what make our annual Catalyst Filmmaker Panel an unfiltered conversation and indispensable resource on what it takes to be an independent filmmaker today.
Amy Dotson is the Deputy Director and Head of Programming for the Independent Filmmaker Project, a 35-year old nonprofit organization that champions the future of storytelling by connecting artists with essential resources at all stages of development and distribution.
Connecting music to motion pictures can be a difficult and frustrating step of the film making process.
Visiting and local Indigenous filmmakers from the US and Canada discuss the contemporary trends and challenges of creating a vibrant media community.
The movie is in the can and the crew has gone home. Now the real work begins...
In this FREE workshop participants will get an overview of best practices in teaching digital media in the classroom.