Film education for the movie-curious to the true cinema fanatics
Many of the films we screen at SIFF start a conversation, inspire an action, or pose a question. Our two-hour Film Talks span the world of cinema with expert instructors, covering everything from South Korean Cinema to the Safdie brothers' Uncut Gems and more. Want to dig even deeper into the films you love? Try one of our shot-by-shot Cinema Dissection events.
February 12 - March 13, 2024
After a popular run this fall, our The Kids Aren’t Alright: Troubled Teens on Screen Film Talk series is back. Join local filmmaker Jeremy Cropf as he explores one of the most enduring genres of the past few decades—the teen movie.
May 1, 2024
On the eve of the next installment in the saga, Furiosa, Seattle International Film Festival Programmer Dan Doody examines the evolution of Max Rockatansky from highway patrol officer to post-apocalyptic paladin, and why George Miller’s cinematic universe continues to captivate audiences worldwide.