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Legendary Film Educator Dov Simens Brings His 2-DAY FILM SCHOOL™ to SFI

Dov Simens has helped Quentin Tarantino, Will Smith, Guy Ritchie and countless others launch their careers in film. On September 22 and 23, 2018, he’ll be bringing his acclaimed 2-DAY FILM SCHOOL™ program to Seattle Film Institute.  

How to Make the Most of Your College Search Process

If you are a prospective college student for the upcoming academic year, which school you’ll attend in the fall is probably at the top of your mind. Whether you have many options to choose from or you have narrowed down your list to a few colleges, deciding which school you’ll attend is a big decision!  

Oscars 2018: SFI Faculty Picks

The Oscars are almost here! With the red carpet rolling out on March 4, Seattle Film Institute has decided to cast our own votes in each category. This year’s nominees include a number of great films, notable actors, novel musical compositions, and more to the big screen. The following are SFI’s picks for this years Oscar’s, according to a poll of SFI’s teaching faculty!

Which SFI Degree Option is Best for You?

At Seattle Film Institute, we know that students have different academic needs and various timelines within which they hope to finish their education. While some students may hope to get in and out of college as quickly as possible, others may need to spread their courses out over time. Whether you are interested in getting an introduction to film through the BA Certificate Program or hoping to earn a full bachelor’s degree, our curriculum offers a few ways to earn your credentials.

SFI Alumni Work Together On Set of “The Killing Joke”

A film crew that included several Seattle Film Institute alumni has recently finished shooting "The Killing Joke," a full-length independent film. This movie tells the story of a standup comedian on the brink of his big break- until a series of murders trail him and chaos ensues. The story is a creative integration horror and comedy, planning to reach the film festival circuit next year.

SFI Partners with Gdynia Film School in Poland for film collaboration

Seattle Film Institute and the Gdynia Film School in Gdynia, Poland are starting a unique cultural exchange through film. Through this program, students from Seattle’s Polish sister city and SFI will create an intercontinental film crew made up of students from both cities.

SFI Spotlight: Q&A With Horror Filmmaker Jeff Ferrell

October is here, which means it’s horror film season. This year, Seattle Film Institute is hosting a unique horror filmmaking extension class taught by SFI alumni Jeff Ferrell. Ferrell is a horror film creator, actor, and connoisseur known for his internationally distributed films Ghostlight and Dead West.

Noteworthy Picks For Creative Use of Motion Graphics

Motion Graphics and Visual FX are rapidly growing branches of filmmaking, and are highly transferable skills across various digital arts. Seattle Film Institute's Motion Graphics and visual FX MFA concentration teaches students hands on uses for these skills, as well as the business skills needed to put these skills into action as well. We polled our community about some of their favorite examples of motion graphics in television and film.

8 Pro-tips for Film Racing

Film competitions come in all shapes and sizes, but film racing poses a specific set of challenges. Film races are expedited competitions where participants are given a strict time limit, typically 24, 48, 72, or 100 hours, to make an entire film. Filmmakers are emailed three elements that must be included in a story which include a prop (for example, a water bottle), an action (answering a phone), and a theme (Identity Theft).