Youth Film Education

By cultivating the next generation of filmmakers, film programmers, and filmgoers, we ensure a continuity of the culture of cinema appreciation and digital literacy.

SIFF Filmmaking Crash Course

Experience filmmaking from idea to screen in this one-day film school experience.

Students conceive, shoot, edit, and present their films on the big screen at the SIFF Film Center. Crash Course Kids welcomes youth ages 8–13 and Crash Course Student welcomes youth 14–18 years old.

Upcoming Filmmaking Crash Courses:
Crash Kids (March 2024) Crash Student (April 2024)

SIFF Mobile Filmmaking Camps

Since 2012, SIFF’s Crash Mobile program has offered BIPOC youth ages 10–18 free film production workshops brought to them from within their own communities.

In 2022 SIFF successfully launched its two new program partnerships, hosted by Seattle nonprofit Red Eagle Soaring and Pacific Middle School in Des Moines, WA. SIFF is thrilled to share that for the 2023–24 season of Crash Mobile we will again partner with Red Eagle Soaring (RES) and Pacific Middle School (PMS) to increase the accessibility of creative arts education for BIPOC youth.

Summer filmmaking camps at SIFF Film Center

SIFF Film Center Summer Camps

Explore filmmaking with exciting five-day sessions with master filmmaking educators.

Registration is open now for Summer 2024 camps. Please inquire for scholarship opportunities or to learn more about how the SIFF team can support your child’s educational needs by emailing

Upcoming Filmmaking Camps