Talks & Classes
Cinema education, discussions, and workshops for the public.
Many of the films we screen at SIFF start a conversation, inspire an action, or pose a question. These film appreciation classes provide a forum for cinema audiences to discuss the history and culturally relevant contemporary issues across the art of film, deepening audience understanding and desire for quality cinematic experiences. Classes run the range from single-session conversations to multi-session series.
November 18, 2021
Emiliano Mazza de Luca and Martha Orozco breakdown the filmmaking process from conception to impact campaign, highlighting how filmmaking is more accessible than ever and that low budgets aren’t a barrier to telling your story.
September 23, 2021
Alvaro Delgado-Aparicio (Retablo, SIFF 2019) surveys the process of crafting his first feature in collaboration with Peruvian Indigenous communities.
October 14, 2021
Investigate the original Candyman and the 2021 remake, especially ways the original suffers from a lack of Black voices behind the camera and how the ghetto functions as a haunted house. Taught by Isabella Price.
October 19, 2021
Carpenter scholar Robert C. Cumbow illuminates the thematic connections within the Apocalypse Trilogy and a pair of underseen 2000s gems from Carpenter's later Masters of Horror filmography.
October 21, 2021
Núria Frigola Torrent presents a comparative analysis of her two films, displaying how she identifies a subject and works alongside them to identify a story through a documentary lens.
October 26, 2021
Drag clown Carla Rossi presents a one-of-a-kind evening surveying the subgenre of queer horror in film and pop culture from Nosferatu to Child's Play and more.
October 28, 2021
Explore how witches use their bodies, and in some cases how their bodies are used against them, throughout the history of film. Taught by Thea Sabin.
November 3, 2021
This class looks at the punk rock films that emerged from the changing film landscape of the late 1970s. Taught by John Trafton.
November 4, 2021
Instructor Faridah Gbadamosi dissects how the female gaze has been a career-maker for many actors and how the recent lack of movie stars is in part due to a misunderstanding of the value of content made specifically with the female gaze in mind.