History and Mission

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Seattle Film Institute has prepared students for successful careers in the film industry since 1994. Students develop the specific creative and technical expertise, as well as the critical “employability” skills necessary to launch their careers in today’s fast-paced film environment. At SFI, our unique hands-on and production-based approach means students get a rigorous, well-rounded education in film, where they immerse themselves in the filmmaking process starting from day one. Our faculty is comprised of experienced, working professional filmmakers, actors, writers, editors, composers, cinematographers, agents and other specialists.

Seattle Film Institute is the Northwest’s only fully accredited (ACICS) stand-alone film school. We are the only school in the region offering accelerated certificate, undergraduate and graduate degree programs, as well as nationally recognized internships and career assistance.

Our students produce professional quality work and they have access to all the tools needed including our extensive inventory of equipment like Arriflex, Canon and Sony cameras and Adobe Premiere Pro and AfterEffects suites, as well as a working film studio complete with green screen.

SFI also hosts several monthly events for the local filmmaking community in our theater.

If you’re looking to turn your dreams into a rewarding career in film, SFI is the place for you.

Mission Statement: Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, tools and hands-on experience needed: 

  • To pursue a professional career
  • To follow their own creative path as filmmakers or screenwriters
  • To furnish a foundation in filmmaking for individual and collaborative work in the visual realm and the world of media

SFI is centrally located in Seattle.

(800) 882-4734
(206) 568-4387
info@sfi.edu

3210 16th Av. West
West Seattle WA 98119

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