SIFF Education works with schools and community organizations to provide youth with digital cinematic skills that empower and foster the art of storytelling.

Believing digital literacy is a valuable tool for youth development, FutureWave offers opportunities for students and educators to connect with SIFF and the local filmmaking community.

FutureWave places filmmaker artist residencies in classrooms ranging from kindergarten to college, sponsors school screenings, and holds professional development workshops for teachers on ways to use films as a learning device in the classroom.

Young filmmakers also have the opportunity to get hands on with the craft of filmmaking, whether in our one-day experiential Crash programs or a multi-day workshop or camp. FutureWave also supports films curated for youth viewing during the Seattle International Film Festival through programs like Films4Families and the FutureWave Youth Jury. Finally, FutureWave celebrates young artists through SIFF's FutureWave Shorts programs, featuring films by youth under the age of 19.

SIFF Education Sponsors