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.
November 1 - 15, 2018
Explore femme fatales, vamps, boss witches, evil lesbians, and bad babes, as well as narrative roots of the fear of powerful women including Western fairy tales and myth in this three-session class.
October 24 - November 14, 2018
Join Richie Meyer at Seattle Central College to explore the ways racism has infiltrated motion pictures, whether overt or subtle.
January 9 - February 6, 2019
Dive into socially relevant filmmaking from the past 100 years with a survey of 15 largely underseen and underappreciated films.
February 13 - 27, 2019
Elementary, my dear Cinephile! Investigate the classic to modern cinematic interpretations of literature's most intriguing detective over three Wednesdays with Sherlockian scholar Kris Hambrick.