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SIFF Crash Kids
SIFF Film Center305 Harrison St. (Seattle Center) Seattle, WA 98109 US
Cost$50 regular, $40 SIFF member, Scholarships available for students on free or reduced lunch program, $5 for Final Screening-only tickets
Age RecommendationAges 9-12
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. 9:30am 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. 10:00am 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. 5:00pm Films are completed and given to the projectionist at SIFF Cinema. 5:30pm 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. 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 a sack lunch and plan to bring any props that might be fun to incorporate into their films.