Classes

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.

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

September 16, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Location scout Dave Drummond takes us on a tour of over 50 years of on-location filming in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest.

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In the Realm of Guillermo

September 20 - October 11, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Explore the imaginative worlds of Guillermo del Toro in this four-week course taught by John Trafton

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The Heroine Awakens: Rey's Journey in Star Wars

September 23, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Join media educator and the founder of Reel Grrls, Malory Graham, for this exploration of the Heroine's Journey in Star Wars.

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Wonder Woman: Herstory of a Heroine on Screen

October 14, 2018

SIFF Film Center

Spend an afternoon diving into the history of the world's most iconic superheroine with pop culture historian and local geek girl, Jennifer K. Stuller.

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Psychological Cinema

October 17 - 31, 2018

SIFF Film Center

From Cuckoo's Nest to Babadook, uncover the complex dance between the art of film and the field of psychology.

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Super/Villainesses on Screen

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.

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Cinema DNA: The Dark Knight

November 11, 2018

SIFF Film Center

From The Man Who Laughs (1928) to Heat (1995), film scholar John Trafton unearths the cinematic building blocks that inspired the cultural phenomenon of Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight (2008).

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Radical Films 2: 15 More Movies That Changed the World

January 9 - February 6, 2019

SIFF Film Center

Dive into socially relevant filmmaking from the past 100 years with a survey of 15 largely underseen and underappreciated films.

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A Century of Sherlock Holmes: The Great Detective On Screen

February 13 - 27, 2019

SIFF Film Center

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.

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