Crash Documentary Presented by LANGSTON

Apply for this FREE three-Sunday filmmaking workshop specificially for Black teens hosted at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

September 22, 2019

LANGSTON is proud to present a FREE three-Sunday immersive filmmaking workshop for Black youth aged 13-16 in participation with SIFF Education!

Practice the art of storytelling through the documentary genre.  Learn how to develop a story from a real world source; practice various interview techniques, how to do effective research, how a documentary team finds their subjects and more. Show off your curiosity about the world around us through the medium of short film!

Experienced teaching artists will guide production teams over the three sessions, each workshop building on the previous, engaging all experience levels in camera work and editing software to enhance the storytelling process.  Students will practice and become comfortable with all elements of documentary filmmaking, including: interviewing, researching, filming, editing, production design, and more.

These workshops are free and require a commitment to attend all three workshops. Students who attend all three workshops will receive a $100 stipend for participation.


Please complete the registration form to be considered for this program.

Workshop dates are:
Sunday, September 22, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 6, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 20, 9:30am - 6:00pm
All workshops will be held at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144) with a screening of their work at 5:30pm each day for family and friends.

Crash Documentary Partners:
SIFF collaborates with LANGSTON on this and other programs, supporting their mission to strengthen and advance our community through Black arts and culture. LANGSTON was created in response to both the community and City's desire to support the historic mission of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. LANGSTON was conceived and designed by community members to serve as the hub for African American arts and culture in Seattle.

UNCODE is an on-going series of short lifestyle stories as seen through the lens of Black storytellers. Since their 2016 launch, UNCODE has partnered with reputable brands, award winning chefs, GRAMMY award winning musicians, and world renowned artists to produce short-form video content related to Art, Tech, Food, Health, and Travel.

The 13th annual National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY) is a wonderful opportunity for young filmmakers to meet their peers and engage the greater Seattle film community.
Make sure to register for FILM CAREER DAY!  Presented by the City of Seattle and Seattle Office of Film + Music, in partnership with NFFTY and One Reel, FILM CAREER DAY takes place on Friday October 25th at the Seattle Center. Registration ends: Oct. 11