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May 16 - June 9, 2013   Start the Festival in style with the SIFF 2013 Opening Night Gala! The evening features the Seattle premiere of Much Ado About Nothing, with director Joss Whedon and cast members Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Nathan Fillion, and Clark Gregg scheduled to attend.

Forums and Education

Festival Forums

Our Festival Forums set the stage for engaging discussion, extraordinary demonstrations, and hands-on workshops for a variety of ages and experience levels. Deepen your connection to the art of cinema!
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Youth and Educators

  • All City Youth Media – integrated media-literacy program in schools and community organizations throughout Seattle.
  • Crash Kids – non-competitive movie production challenge
  • FutureWave Committee – year-round youth advisory committee
  • National Young Filmmakers Program – Summer program for ages 14 – 18
  • School Screenings and Filmmaker Visits
  • Teacher Media Trainings
  • Young Women Filmmakers Program

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  • First Draft – monthly script reading
  • Film & Lecture Series
  • Fly Filmmaking Challenge

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Cinema education, discussions, and workshops for the public

  • Crash Cinema – eight-hour film challenge
  • Digital Cinema at Antioch University
  • Talking Pictures – post-film panels
  • All City Media – Live event production workshop in partnership with the Vera Project

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