FutureWave offers classes for youth in filmmaking and also works with schools and community organizations to provide youth with digital cinematic skills that empower and foster the art of storytelling. With multi-day workshops or single-day experiences, youth get hands on with filmmaking with mentorship from professional film educators. Get your feet wet with Crash Kids or Crash Student's make-it-in-a-day film challenges or explore upcoming camps or age-specific weekend workshops. Believing digital literacy is a valuable tool for youth development, FutureWave offers opportunities for students and educators to connect with SIFF and the local filmmaking community. FutureWave places filmmaker artist residencies in classrooms ranging from kindergarten to college, sponsors school screenings, and holds professional development workshops for teachers on ways to use films as a learning device in the classroom. FutureWave also supports films curated for youth viewing during the Seattle International Film Festival through programs like Films4Families and the FutureWave Youth Jury. Finally, FutureWave celebrates young artists through SIFF's FutureWave Shorts programs, featuring films by youth under the age of 19.