Crash Kids: Super Hero

In partnership with the Museum of Pop Culture and the opening of their new MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit, Crash Kids: Super Hero participants will embark on a movie production quest to create their best Super Hero films over the course of a day.

April 21, 2018

Crash Kids (ages 9 to 12) engages youth with a meaningful approach to cinema production. Participants receive hands-on experience in creating a film (writing, filming, and editing) with a professional media educator in less than eight hours. 


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Please see our Registration Policies for more information on registering for Crash Kids.


$85 | $70 for SIFF & MoPOP Members for the workshop beginning at 9:00 AM. Full and partial scholarships are available for students from schools with 50% free and reduced lunch. To request a scholarship for your student, email Program fees include MoPOP and special exhibit admission for all participating students. Family members may purchase general and special exhibit admission at the discounted education rates. MoPOP Members should email their member number to to receive the member price.

This program will begin and conclude at the JBL Theater inside MoPOP, but the creative process and filming will take place across the Seattle Center Campus.

Program fees include admission to MoPOP and the MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit. Students will spend the first 45 minutes exploring the exhibit to inspire their films.


  • 8:45 AM | Young filmmakers arrive at MoPOP.
  • 9:00 AM | In the introductory meeting, teams of five youth are formed and assigned a mentor filmmaker who will facilitate their filmmaking process. Students will have 45 minutes to explore MoPOP's MARVEL: Universe of Super Heroes exhibit to find inspiration.
  • 9:45 AM | The four Crash elements are selected (see below) and questions are answered. Young filmmakers are released with their teams to write, act, and film around Seattle Center, then edit their movies with their group. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch-break time will be provided for the teams to have their lunches. Mid-afternoon snack will be provided by SIFF.
  • 4:30 PM | Films are completed and given to the projectionist at JBL Theater at MoPOP
  • 5:00 PM | World Premiere screening at the JBL Theater at MoPOP. Family and friends are invited. Parents may download their child's Crash Kids film from SIFF starting the Monday morning after the event.

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  • Films must be no longer than three minutes
  • Films must include the four Crash elements: genre, type of action, character type, and line of dialogue.
  • Bring any costumes or props that you might want to use (no weapons).
  • Parents should pack a sack lunch for their student.

SIFF has filmmaking equipment and a computer lab for students to use, so there is no need to provide your own equipment.