Crash Kids Presented by LANGSTON

A FREE three-Sunday filmmaking workshop specificially for Black youth aged 9–12 at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute.

October 10, 2021

LANGSTON is proud to present a FREE three-Sunday immersive filmmaking workshop for Black youth aged 9–12 in participation with SIFF Education. Youth will practice the art of storytelling and learn to bring their ideas to life, creating short films around culturally appropriate themes based on historical figures of the central district and specific social justice issues from the community.

These workshops are free and require a commitment to attend all three workshops. Students who attend all three workshops will receive a $100 stipend for participation.

Please complete the registration form with your student.


Experienced teaching artists will guide student production teams from script to screen over the three sessions, each building on the previous workshop, engaging all experience levels in camera and editing software to enhance the storytelling process. Students will practice and become comfortable with all elements of filmmaking, including: scriptwriting, acting, filming, editing, and costume/production design.

Workshop dates will be:
Sunday, October 10th, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 17th, 9:30am - 6:00pm
Sunday, October 24th, 9:30am - 6:00pm
All workshops will be held at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute (104 17th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98144) with a screening of their work at 5:30pm each day for family and friends.

Crash Narrative Partners:
SIFF collaborates with LANGSTON on this and other programs, supporting their mission to strengthen and advance our community through Black arts and culture. LANGSTON was created in response to both the community and City's desire to support the historic mission of Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute. LANGSTON was conceived and designed by community members to serve as the hub for African American arts and culture in Seattle.

LANGSTON and the building partners at the Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute have adopted protocols to ensure the safety of our staff and guests while in our building.
  • Masks are required for everyone, at all times while inside the building; except when eating/drinking
  • Full vaccination or a negative PCR test taken within 48 hours is highly recommended
  • Regular hand-washing will be encouraged throughout the day
  • Hand sanitizer is available throughout the building
  • All rooms and surfaces are disinfected before and after use and sanitizer wipes are available for immediate use when needed
  • During the workshops, some activities and meals will be outside to allow for additional distancing and fresh air ventilation, weather permitting
If at any point you or your child become ill or experience any symptoms of COVID-19, please notify us immediately and stay home. Symptoms of COVID-19 include:
  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Difficulty breathing
As we continue to follow all city and state guidance, we will immediately notify all registrants of any changes or cancellations due to potential capacity restrictions or phase rollbacks. Contact with questions.