Summer Filmmaking Camps Begin at SIFF

6/24/2022 |

Registration is still open for camps running through August 26, 2022 for students Aged 9-14

SEATTLE, WA – SIFF Summer Filmmaking Camps kicked off this week with Infinite Universe: A Creative Exploration of Green Screen. During these week-long camps, students will bring all the technical and practical elements of filmmaking to life through learning about stop motion animation, editing, sound design, special effects and more.

"We are thrilled to be back in-person and make movie magic with our favorite collaborators–inquisitive youth," says Megan Garbayo-López, SIFF Education Manager, "Our camps explore different areas of filmmaking from technical aspects to creative dynamics. At SIFF we are giving young people the foundation of exploring what a career in filmmaking could look like, and the tools to make that happen".

In creating space for all future filmmakers, SIFF is also offering Girls to the Front: Young Womxn’s Filmmaking Intensive, a camp designated for cisgender girls, gender non-conforming/gender neutral/non-binary youth, and trans youth to push their craft to the next level in a safe and supportive space.

The five-day camps will be held between 9:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m. (with optional extended care) and are available for students 9-14. The first session began June 20, 2022 with options through August 26, 2022.

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View Summer 2022 Registration and Health & Safety Policies (PDF).

Make ‘em Laugh: Physical Comedy on Screen
June 27 - July 1, 2022 at SIFF Film Center
Learn how to use your face and body—moving or motionless—for maximum comedic effect in this week-long camp for students ages 9-12.

Close-Up: Creating Unforgettable Characters
July 11 - 15, 2022 at SIFF Film Center
SIFF Filmmaking Camp is under an Invasion! Calling all filmmakers (ages 9-12) ready to answer the call to spend a week creating the most unforgettable heroes and villains and defeat the nefarious Boring!

Clay2Win: Intro to Stop Motion Animation
July 25 - 29, 2022 at SIFF Film Center
Using clay figures, paper cutouts, found objects, and more, students (ages 9-12) will explore the limits of their imagination with storytelling that is both practical and surreal.

Girls to the Front: Young Womxn’s Filmmaking Intensive
August 1 - 5, 2022 at SIFF Film Center
Calling all young womxn with a passion for filmmaking! Come push your craft to the next level. This week skews slightly older and is open to girls* ages 11-14.

Stitching a Story: Editing Film
August 8 - 12, 2022 at SIFF Film Center
Learn editing tricks to spice up dialogue, create memorable characters, and develop dynamic films.

BOOM!: Sound Design
August 15 - 19, 2022 at SIFF Film Center
Students (ages 10-13) will spend a week enhancing film soundscapes by learning all about foley art, music cues, voice-overs, and more.

Making Movie Magic: Special Effects
August 22 - 26, 2022 at SIFF Film Center
Shot angles, editing tricks, and the magic of sound effects! Students (ages 10-13) will learn how to use special effect techniques for the screen in this weeklong camp.

About SIFF:
SIFF is known for our international festival that takes place in the late spring each year. For more than 47 years, SIFF has delighted moviegoers with films from all regions of the world and all genres of film. In addition, SIFF offers year-round arthouse screenings, curated mini-festivals, cinema events, and education opportunities - to keep up with us, visit

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