Mid-Winter Break Filmmaking Camp

SIFF's Mid-Winter Break Filmmaking Camp for filmmakers 9- through 12-years-old is a great primer for students who are interested in experiencing the process of making a short film.

Mid-Winter Break Filmmaking Camp

February 17 - 21, 2020

Make several short films in just five days!

In small groups of 3-6, students (age 9-12) will learn the basics of working together as a movie production crew: writing scripts, directing actors, using accessible filmmaking technology, digitial editing, and more! At the end of the week, your short films will be "in the can" and we will celebrate with a Friends and Family Film Festival in the SIFF Film Center Theater. Finished films will be able to be viewed online or downloaded to share with as many people as you like.

Special New Year Deal! Until February 29, purchase 3 or more camp registrations (for any SIFF camps) and receive $50 off each camp registration. Must purchase in one transaction. 

Please see our Registration Policies for more information on registering for SIFF Filmmaking Camps.

Filmmaking Camp: Mid-Winter Break
February 17 - 21, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
SIFF Film Center
$375 | $350 Members
$450 | $425 Members - includes Aftercare from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM 

Limited Scholarships are available for students who qualify for free and reduced lunch. Email to inquire about a scholarship for your student.

*As a part of our 2020 Camp schedule, SIFF is offering extended care for camps at the SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center campus. Aftercare will be held onsite in the SIFF Film Center classroom from 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM. A light nutritious snack will be provided.


SIFF Filmmaking Camps are taught by a professional film educator, supported by a group of filmmaking mentors. Students will get a comprehensive experience of creating several short films and learn new storytelling techniques, while also being able to access grounds of the Seattle Center to have some fun when they need a break.

All equipment is provided. Students just need to bring a morning snack, a sack lunch, and their creativity for each day of the camp.

Please email SIFF Education if you have any questions about these camps.

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