Crash Mobile Filmmaking in Kirkland

A non-competitive movie production challenge for teens at the Kirkland Teen Union Building that takes participants from movie concept to final screening over the course of one day.

December 16, 2017

Crash Mobile is a single day filmmaking challenge fine-tuned for teens (ages 13-19). Can you create a compelling, cohesive film in just eight hours with guidance from a professional filmmaker? Find out at SIFF and KTUB's Crash Mobile Kirkland!


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$60 | $50 for SIFF Members - includes the final screening of your film at 5:30 PM in the KTUB Commons. Tickets to the final screening are free and family/friends are most certainly invited. Limited full and partial scholarships are available for families in need. To inquire about a scholarship, email

This special event will be held at the Kirkland Teen Union Building located behind the Kirkland Performance Center. The address is 348 Kirkland Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033.


  • 10:00 AM | Students assemble, Crash elements are chosen randomly, and official rules are reviewed. Each student will be ensured a place in a group that is mentored by a professional filmmaker throughout the day.
  • 10:15 AM - 5:00 PM | Crash Filmmaking (writing, filming, editing) in and around KTUB
  • 5:30 PM - 6:00 PM | Crash Film Screening


  • Films must be no longer than three minutes.
  • Films must include the four Crash elements selected during the intro: genre, type of action, character's name, and line of dialogue.
  • SIFF has filmmaking equipment and a computer lab for students to us, so there is no need to provide your own equipment.
  • Bring any costumes or props (no fake weapons, please) that you might want to use.

Questions? Email:

Films may be downloaded within 24 hours of the conclusion of the event.

This program is generously supported by Sheree Wen.

About Crash Cinema

SIFF Crash Cinema is a movie production challenge, taking participants from concept to screening in one day. It is about having fun, making a movie, and seeing it on the big screen. The script is developed on the spot by your Crash team (usually three to six people) and you design your story based on your team's resources.