Crash Kids

April 8, 2017

8 hours

Crash Kids is a non-competitive movie production challenge that takes participants from movie concept to movie screening over the course of a day. Attending children (aged 9-12) work with a professional media educator to create a short film in collaboration with other children in just eight hours.

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Registration is available above for upcoming Crash Kids programs. Capacity is limited. SIFF Education will follow up with parents for additional information on the participants.

Upcoming Dates (Click Show All above to see all available dates):
April 8 and May 6.

$75 / $60 for Members for the workshop beginning at 9:30am. Full scholarships are available for students from schools with 50% free and reduced lunch. Email for more information.

$5 for Final Screening-only tickets

Crash Kids (Ages 9 - 12)

Crash Kids engages local schools, youth, and families with a meaningful approach to cinema production. Participants receive hands-on experience in creating a film with a professional media educator in less than eight hours at the SIFF Film Center on the Seattle Center Campus.

Young filmmakers arrive at SIFF Film Center. In the introductory meeting teams of five youth are formed and assigned a mentor filmmaker who will facilitate their filmmaking process. The four Crash elements are selected (see below) and questions are answered.

Children are released with their team to write, shoot around Seattle Center, and edit their films. Students should plan to bring a sack lunch and a break time will be provided for the teams to have their lunches.

Films are completed and given to the projectionist at SIFF Cinema.

World Premiere screening at the SIFF Film Center Theater. Family and friends invited. Parents may download their child's Crash Kids film from SIFF starting the Monday morning after the event.

Contact us to receive the Monthly Education Newsletter to hear about upcoming Crash Kids programs.

Crash Rules

Films must be no longer than three-minutes and must include the four Crash elements. The four elements include a genre, a type of action, a character's name, and a line of dialogue.

Team Needs

SIFF has filmmaking equipment and a computer lab for students to use so no need to provide your own equipment.

Parents should pack their student with a sack lunch and plan to bring any props that might be fun to incorporate into their films.

Need more information? Send us an email.

Running Time: 8 hours