Crash Mobile - Rainier Arts Center

Crash Mobile is SIFF's movie production challenge for youth out in the community. Participants go from concept to screening in one day.

May 5, 2018

Crash Mobile at Rainier Arts Center (ages 9 to 12) engages youth and families with a meaningful approach to cinema production. Participants receive hands-on experience in creating a film with a professional media educator in less than eight hours at the Rainier Arts Center in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

Rainier Arts Center


Capacity is limited; SIFF Education will follow up with parents for additional information on the participants.

This Crash Mobile Event will be held at the Rainier Arts Center at 3515 South Alaska Street, Seattle, WA 98118.


$40 | $35 for SIFF Members for the workshop beginning at 9:00 AM. Limited full scholarships are available for students in need. For more information, email The final screening is free for friends/parents.


  • 9:00 AM | Young filmmakers arrive at Rainier Arts Center. In the introductory meeting, teams of five youth are formed and assigned a mentor filmmaker who will facilitate their filmmaking process. The four Crash elements are selected (see below) and questions are answered.
  • 9:30 AM | Children are released with their team to write, shoot around the Rainier Arts Center/park areas outdoors, and edit their films. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch and a break time will be provided for the teams to have their lunches.
  • 4:00 PM | Films are completed and given to the projectionist at Rainier Arts Center.
  • 4:30 PM | World Premiere screening at the Rainier Arts Center theater. Family and friends invited. Parents may download their child's Crash Mobile film from SIFF starting the Monday morning after the event.
  • Email to receive the monthly Education newsletter to hear about upcoming Crash Kids programs.


  • Films should be no longer than three minutes
  • Films must include the four Crash elements: genre, action, character job, and line of dialogue.
  • Bring any costumes or props that you might want to use, but please don't bring any fake guns or weapons.
  • Parents should pack a sack lunch for their student. SIFF will provide a nutritious afternoon snack.

SIFF has filmmaking equipment and a computer lab for students to us, so there is no need to provide your own equipment. Questions? Email: