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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).

Alumni Profile: Zak Pauls, Motion Graphics Artist at What’s Next Media

At Seattle Film Institute, our students create films and other digital stories in a number of different media. Our students benefit from a hands on education across the film industry and beyond, in order to succeed in the post-graduation. Today, we’re spotlighting one of our Alumni, Zak Pauls who graduated in 2014 with a Motion Graphics Certification.

SFI Spotlight: Keith Rivers and Careers in Motion Graphics

At Seattle Film Institute, we offer a number of programs in various aspects of filmmaking. From sound design to motion graphics, our students take a hands on approach to learning the craft and apply it across industries after graduation. Our Master of Fine Arts in Filmmaking and Producing offers a Motion Graphics and Visual FX Focus which combines film, audio, graphic design and animation.

SFI Students Awarded “Best Student Film” in 72 Hour Horror Film Race

A group of students from Seattle Film Institute were recently awarded “Best Student Film” and named among the Top 15 finalists in a recent international 72 Hour Horror Film Race. Their film “Gratuity” was an 11-minute psychological thriller well suited for the horror genre.