Careers and Internships

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Take a look at the credit roll at the end of any film or television production. They represent the careers, jobs and opportunities made possible through our programs here at Seattle Film Institute.

Internships
Our students gain valuable professional experience and contacts through our nationally renowned internship program. Whether it’s in Los Angeles with Toby Maguire Entertainment or Kevin Spacey’s Trigger Street Productions, here in Seattle with Microsoft or Screaming Flea, our internships provide that critical first professional know-how that is crucial to starting your career in film.

At SFI, you’ll gain the education and skills to land that job you’ve dreamed about in the entertainment industry. What’s more, we’ll connect you to those jobs and the experience that will give you an edge through our internship program.

 

 

Grad Stories

Gabriel has directed many films since graduation, including internet sensation Dark Dungeons, a seriously played satire on the famous Jack Chick comic tracts.

Lautaro Gonda, 2009 Certificate in Film

After graduating from SFI, Sarah worked as an editor at Screaming Flea productions before moving to San Diego, and then Los Angeles where she now works as an editor.

Sarah Schenter, 2010 Certificate in Film

Before I decided to go to film school, I did my fair share of research. I looked up and made the obligatory pros and cons list. I am not one spend money on just anything, so if I was going to part with nearly 40 k, I felt I should dig in and see I would get a return on such a heafty investment. Basically, I wanted to know if this was the equivalent of bar tending school. I am very happy to say it is not!

My time here at SFI has been a tremendous success. The instructors are always willing to put in as much time with you as needed before or after class to help your creativity along. I have met some great people that I will have as friends for years and cannot wait to see where we all go!

Chpp Ohl, 2016 BA in Film

Through the internship program, I was able to work on an independent feature film three days after moving to LA. I not only learned what it is like to work on a real production, but the connections I made from that one internship have now given me eight other job opportunities; and led to my being hired to direct an independent feature film. The internship program has made a world of difference in my life.

Alex Meader,

Whether it's documentary or fiction, you feel as though you're giving birth to something.
You feel proud for how far your film has come, you've prepared it; done the best you can for it, and now it's time to send it off into the world to be judged and criticized.

 

Jess Martinez, 2009 Certificate in Film

After completing the BA in Film / Sound Design and Recording Arts in 2014, Nick was sound recordist on Dump Site and Supraluminal, an interactive sound environment theater piece for Seattle Immersive theater, and boom operator on the feature film Beta Test, among many other projects since.    

Nick Abercrombie, 2014 BA in Film

Julia's 16mm film All Sorts combined a difficult location with a child actor as the lead, and gone on to be one of our favorite films to show in class since.

Julia Nolan-Wheatly, 2008 Certificate in Film

As it stands now (2009) I am currently the Daybreak Producer for KVII-TV Pronews 7 in Amarillo Texas. I began there as a Photographer and improved my shooting skills through taping live news as it took place, I then was given chance to showcase some of my writing skills(again thanks to David Trees) and was moved to the position of reporter. I was then asked If i could take over producing two evening newscasts and i took right too it. Now after about two years working at the station I am in charge of my own hour and a half broadcast, writing stories, choosing the line up, editing the video, setting interview, and all the other wonderful craziness involved with life television. I could not be where i am today, doing what i love, making good money, without the education I received at the Seattle Film Institute. And not only did the faculty give me an education, they have given me YEARS worth of support to carry me farther than I could have dreamed. I love you guys"

Bryan Oliver, 2003 Certificate in Film